Some people celebrate Memorial Day with parades, fireworks and a barbecue...I bought a bass.
That's right, a brand-spakin new electric bass. I've wanted an Ocean TB70 for a year now. For a Guitar Center store brand, the bass has a super high-end sound. Goodness, the tone is so rich, just slamming any string makes me want to roll around on the floor. I got a new amp, too! I've wanted a Line 6 amp for as long as I've wanted the bass.
If you're not familiar, Guitar Center often has big sales on holidays. As we all know, the markup on music instruments and equipment is heinous...but, on select days you can beat the system!
I love beating the system!
So, now I have a new bass and amp to learn my Glam. I was in bed, half-asleep yesterday morning when I realized if I didn't have the Ocean bass, I would seriously die. You see, I think Guitar Center is truly one of my natural habitats. My local GC is always jam packed with people wearing band t-shirts and ripped jeans. There's no judgement based on appearance...and it's pretty likely at least one person on the sales floor knows a Motley Crue song by heart.
So, getting some new goodies is how I celebrated my Memorial Day and now I'm easing back into a thankless work week. To make that process a little less painless on all of us, I found a couple cool videos you need to watch. Trust me.
Click here to see a reunited Pretty Boy Floyd perform at the Knitting Factory.
Now, watch this ridiculously funny clip featuring Slash and Billy Idol performing "In the Summertime."
I swear, the clip for "In the Summertime" made me cackle a solid five minutes. Good times.