Good morning! You made it to Friday May 8, 2020 and that’s a good thing! Thank you to all that reached out to me yesterday her and on IG regarding the Epiphone. It is an Olympic Melody Maker with a single pick-up. I just fell down a rabbit-hole of pick guards and thought I should come up for air. Anyhow, last night, Hubby and I were talking about it and I am not going to strip the finish and am going to just clean it up only and polish, possibly. There is no way it will ever look like this again, unless I get professional help. Thank you especially to Timothy from the blog https://offcenternoteven.com/ as he found the correct model!
The tuning keys are rusty! Hubby says it needs a new bridge. What’s a bridge? That thing people are always trying to sell in Brooklyn? Most likely, I will need to send this out for some work and that’s okay, it will be worth it. After all, this is part of Hubby’s history, right? We have talked about all the things we have lost or given away in our life time that we wish we would have kept, well I figure this can be one thing that he and I can work on that we can pass on to our kids, our blended family. At least of them may appreciate it. My kids know that I have always talked about getting old, beat-up, antique music equipment and have always wanted a stand-up bass for the corner of the living room. Maybe someday. Hopefully, this restoration will go well, well hopefully it will not fray any nerves. Who knows, maybe I will find a decent, , stand-up bass, that can be restored…pipe dreams…
Yesterday, I messaged another artist that kept popping up on my radar, Raliegh Keegan. He is a country artist. Honestly, he has been popping up for over a year and I had not checked his IG or Spotify. Anyhow, I always have Spotify open and his bright colored IG profile of people I should know popped up again. So, I opened it and saw that he was a musician and clicked on his bio link. Then I went to Spotify. The first song I heard, I liked very much, the song Half Past You. I really liked his vocals. This is me being honest, so please no hate right now, I instantly went to Youtube to find a live video of him, but live and not cleaned up and filtered. There are times when I have gone to Spotify and the studio version is clean and crisp but then I find a Youtube and they sound nothing like their studio version.
The above video was shot by one of his fans on a camera phone, I just know by the look of it and was two years ago. It looks like he and his band were having a great time up there and they sure made those girls happy as they posted their prize on Youtube. So, do check this country singer out. Like I was saying, his vocals are very good. I know I go on and on about guitars and basses but his voice stood out it’s almost like it’s not quite ol’ country but it’s not quite new country. There were a couple other live clips that the quality was a little too rough but those vocals were still there. Take this boy for whirl on Spotify of Amazon Music. We did trade a few messages yesterday and he is a nice kid. If you would kindly give a listen maybe you might like him too.
The new monitor is due to arrive on Mother’s Day. Apparently, I read that wrong. No worries, I have plenty to do, like bite my nails with anticipation. The Coachella Valley is heating up and my plants are barely hanging on. Yesterday, I was out watering them when I kind of zoned out and then got my camera. Welcome to my head rush press play…
I am trying out different video editing software before committing to one. So far, Adobe has great video editing, although it is pricey. I have 3 days left on my free trial so trying to make the most of it. It was over 100 degrees and I was laying on the cement filming that 1 minute video and then I heard my neighbor. She was worried because she heard the water. I saw her peek over and then laugh when she saw me on the ground. We both started laughing and I told her, “Sorry, you know, getting high and shooting shit again.” So, before I go, I will post a few of the things I snapped while I was laying on the ground yesterday, playing with the water hose.
Thank you for the visit! Hope you come around this way again. Where ever you are today, be kind and smile. Squeezes to you that really needs it and and extra one for the one that doesn’t.