Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Decisions decisions....

Well as I finish studying this summer, it is time that I did what I have been thinking about on and off for a couple of years - joining a band!

I am hoping to find a couple of guys my age who just want to get together and blast out some songs, nothing serious, no plans for super-stardom, etc.

Part of this is to buy a new bass guitar and amp.  I have got my eye on a guitar - one that I saw on the day I met up with Agg79:

This would be great fun to play, and would work nicely alongside my 5 string bass:

I have been looking at a few amps too - it is amazing how things have changed since I was last in a band.  My old gigging amp was 100watts, weighed a ton and was almost as tall as I am.  New ones I am looking at are a third of the size and weight and can kick out 400watts! 

OOOooooohhh Yeah!!!!

More soon.

BTW - I hear that Lent starts tomorrow.  Any suggestions on what I should give up?


agg79 said...

Nice guitar. Would make a nice addition to the bass. And only £500? That's a bargain! You might see if the shop will let you bundle the guitar with a amp to get a package deal.

What to give up? How about sushi? I never liked that anyway.

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - Yes, giving up sushi would be easy for me too! Now I am not normally one to haggle but you are right - this might be the time to do it!

Shrinky said...

Go for it, RC, it'll be a blast (ouch)! I don't hold with giving stuff up over Lent, why not join me in ADDING something to each day, instead? I'm gonna' groom the pets every day, I never do it often, and the LOVE it. I'm also gonna' leave hubby a choccie treat hidden in his office (where the kids don't go) for him to hunt out each day, on the week he is here, and I'm gonna' quit enforcing "light's out" for the no-longer-midget's over Easter.

Shrinky said...

Oh, it's Pancake day, isn't it? Thanks for the reminder!

Rock Chef said...

Shrinky - something EXTRA for lent - now that is a concept!

Abby said...

Happy Fat Tuesday, and thanks for reminding me that today is it! I have no idea what to give up, need to think. I kind of like Shrinky's idea.

A band, how fun! You WILL keep us updated?

CiCi said...

Whatever it is you give up please do not give up playing your guitar.

Rock Chef said...

Abby - Oh yes, you will be among the first to hear about any bands that get under way.

CiCi - Giving up guitar for lent? Nah, you would have to chop my hands off!

terri said...

'Bout time you started seriously considering joining a band! :-)

I must be a truly fallen Catholic. Didn't even remember that tomorrow is Ash Wednesday!

I was going to suggest something like Shrinky did. Rather than giving something up, maybe consider doing an act of kindness or charity each day.