anarchist's picture

I meant to post this a while ago, but I was distracted by things that will become obvious in the entry itself.

My 12-year-old cousin visited me about a week ago. Apparently, he doesn't know how musically aware I am, so he asked me if I had heard of his favorite musician, Lil' Wayne. Other than that kind of stuff and his extremely short attention span, it was fun, though. I started to teach him the basics of producing electronic music, as well as playing bass guitar. I don't think he understood either, but it was entertaining. (And he doesn't know the difference between a bass guitar and a regular one.)

While he was visiting, we went to the mall with my father and his mother. My aunt and cousin went clothes shopping while my father and I looked at the records. I spent over $70 on three of them, which was absolutely worth it. I got In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel (a highly recommended album about Anne Frank that makes me cry every time), Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective, and Epicloud by The Devin Townsend Project (which I haven't had a time to listen all the way through yet). I listen to the first of these almost every day. Such a great album.

I also bought a new non-bass guitar. After some serious consideration I decided on an electric one. It was originally supposed to come with some pedals, including the Digitech Jimi Hendrix Experience Pedal, but the guy who sold it to me apparently lost them; so that greatly disappointed me. Anyway, I've been playing "I Want Wind to Blow" by The Microphones and "Castles Made of Sand" by Jimi Hendrix, which is making me addicted to my guitar. For some reason, I get a lot of satisfaction from hitting a chord. Also, I found out that "The Dead Flag Blues" is absolutely impossible to play and the guys at Godspeed You! Black Emperor are omnipotent gods (even though they're foreign terrorists).

So that was just be going on about meaningless happenings that have been occurring in my life. I hope you enjoyed it if you were bored enough to read through that whole thing.


hellonwheels's picture

Just get a wah wah and you'll be fine....

Also, that totally sucks about having to listen to Lil Wayne.

My co-worker bought the new DTP the other night as well....it's....interesting. Not quite what I expected, but still good/

Mental wounds not healing, driving me insane, i'm goin' off the rails on a crazy train- the ozzman

anarchist's picture

Fortunately, I didn't have to listen to Lil' Wayne.

But I did have to listen to A$ap Rocky. Not as bad, but still not enjoyable.

And I'm not getting any pedals. The reason I went for that deal was because the pedals were to be thrown in for free with the $100 guitar, which would have been awesome, especially since the Jimi Hendrix pedal alone is worth around $160 new. But actually spending money on pedals is just a waste.

Bosemaster42's picture

What'd you get,

for a guitar? I actually like the Bass better, but am just curious. I helped my friend Ben build a 7 string monster bass a couple of years ago. It's constructed out of Purple Heart and Maple. We used Wenge for the fingerboard. It's pretty heavy and even with my long fingers it's a bitch to play, but it sure does look purdy.

anarchist's picture

I just got the Fender Squier, nothing fancy.

It doesn't really matter what type it is; I just need something that'll make sound to be able to express myself. And then if I do want the "pro sound" then I could just upgrade it. I hear it sounds really good with Gibson Dirty Fingers pickups.