April 11, 2003

Look ma, I'm a musician

Got my bass tonight, as I said it's just a cheap Squire P-Bass with an equally cheap-o amp. Spent an hour or so this evening just poking around and I've found I'm actually able to make it sing. Ok, the strings are frickin' huge and the distance between the frets is way more than my tiny little hands can handle, but this is gonna be a fun ride. It's so very very different from playing guitar, yet strangley similar. After that hour, I picked up my Les Paul and dear jesus did it feel like I was playing a ukelele. The strings were miniscule, the neck was miniturized, and I felt like Gulliver among the Lilliputians. I can feel new calluses already. My goal is to actually play bass, not play bass like a guitarist. We'll see.

On another note, I guess you all just don't know my sense of humor. I personally think my "blah" blog is really really funny. It's not bitter at all, but observational. You can't tell me you don't find it hysterical that "I fixed a CSS bug" would get 75 comments! Sheesh, take all the fun out of it, why don't you? :D

Final thought, you are watching Survivor, right? It's really heating up. The last two episodes have been pretty exciting. Even my girlfriend, who doesn't watch any TV, is hooked.

Posted by pinkerton at April 11, 2003 12:05 AM