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The cure

I should be cured of Guitar Acquisition Syndrome after I've got this in my hands: a Gibson SG Special bass. My wonderful wife thought it would be a nice anniversary present. Mine is being built now in the factory; I'm told I'll have it in 4-6 weeks.

If this model looks familiar, here's one of its ancestor cousins in the hands of my bass-playing idol: young Jack Bruce, playing here with Cream.



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Mar. 9th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
My applause to your lady -- that's a terrific gift.
Mar. 17th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
Very nice - she's a keeper, that Mrs. V.
Mar. 18th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
I am way over-married—thanks to you and Dick.
Apr. 14th, 2014 07:17 am (UTC)
Jack Bruce, ask the majority who sang lead vocals in Cream , when you tell them , invariably they'll answer " oos ee "

Bruce along with Andy Fraser ( listen to Frasers work during Mr Big and dig it brother) must both rate in the top ten bassist ever.
Apr. 15th, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
Bruce is No. 1 on my bassists list for lots of reasons besides his bass playing. Look at the respect he's held in by all the talented people he's played with in a wide range of genres. Then there's the length of his career. Then there's the fact that he's not just a bassist—he can play a range of instruments. He's written good-to-great songs for a very long time. And finally, he survived playing with Ginger Baker.
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Wish I'd Said It

Nota bene: “Fear has governed my life, if I think about it. ... I always feel like I’m not good enough for some reason. I wish that wasn’t the case, but left to my own devices, that voice starts speaking up.” – Trent Reznor

"The path's not yours till you've gone it alone a time." – William Carlos Williams

“Filling this empty space constitutes my identity.” – Twyla Tharp

"My definition of peace is having no noise in my head." – Eric Clapton

"The wreckage of the sky serves to confirm us in delicious error." – John Ashbery

"We are all here by the grace of the big bang. We are all literally the stuff of the stars." – Dwight Owsley

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream." – Vincent van Gogh

"It is only with the heart that one can see right; what is essential is invisible to the eye." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

"Forget about being a perfectionist, because entropy always wins out in the end." – Darren Kaufman.

"Impermanence. Impermanence. Impermanence." – Garry Shandling

"Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion." – Mark Twain

"There is no realm wherein we have the truth." – Gordon Lish

"Actual life is full of false clues and sign-posts that lead nowhere." – E.M. Forster

“Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." – Frank Zappa

“I try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip.” – Elmore Leonard

“The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.” – Voltaire

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