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Re: Looks Like I May Never Play Bass Again

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:16 pm
by BobHolland
UPDATE: The warmer weather has helped quite a bit with my hand problem. The chemicals at work have changed also. I really think that's what my problem was.
Now with the music. I've just been sittin' back & waiting for something to come along. Not really looking or even asking around. I got an email from an old friend I used to play with. Seems the Bass player is about to leave the band. They were wondering if I would consider playing with them. 1, 2 or 3 gigs a week. PAYING GIGS I tell you. It's a mix of country, new & old, old rock & roll & a little blues mixed in. I told him just give me the weekend & I'll be giving him an answer. I don't want to jump to quick or sound over excited. But I think this may be what I've been waiting for. Ya'll know what I'm gonna say? :wha: :mrgreen:
They are off this weekend & said I was first choice for the position.
I'll be 62 on the 31st, start Social Security Checks, cut back on my daytime work hours & playing bass again. I feeling kinda good. Maybe the world won't end tomorrow.

Re: Looks Like I May Never Play Bass Again

PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:44 pm
by lpdeluxe
Too cool. I just hooked up with a drummer that I used to play bass with. She will play guitar & sing and I'll do bass & harmonica. My girl friend of a year will play percussion. We already have two gigs lined up, with hardly any material! Life is good. And I traded some stuff for a Godin A5 natural fretless down at the local happy factory. New with a gig bag, and an unused Martin B-1, a Fender Blues Jr NOS and a Samick L-5 clone have now departed my space. The Godin's a bear to get used to, but it's already had a serious workout.

Welcome back, doctor. :mrgreen:

Re: Looks Like I May Never Play Bass Again

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:54 pm
by lpdeluxe
Here we are in Austin for a reunion (that's me on the right): Image

And here's me and the Godin: Image

Re: Looks Like I May Never Play Bass Again

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:12 am
by BobHolland
Hello everyone. Been a while since I checked in here. I'm still alive although I'm much thinner these days. Back in April I was taken to the Hospital & diagnosed as type 2 diabetic. I didn't think I was over weight but maybe I was. 6 ft. tall & 235 lbs. Now still 6 ft. but 175 lbs. It's been ruff going but I am adjusting. My hand problems seem to have gone away. Shoulder & back pains have stopped also. Maybe I'm in pretty good shape for a 63 old guy. I've been playing with an old time classic country band for the last 7 or 8 months. A lot of fun, a little money & playing with some x pros that got tired of the road life. 2-3 gigs a month. Mostly theater shows. I just wish I could get them to play a few blues tunes every once in a while. I still got the blues itch.
I just wanted to check by & say Hello to all you all. 8)

Re: Looks Like I May Never Play Bass Again

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:28 pm
by goldbrick
Glad you are hanging in there

Re: Looks Like I May Never Play Bass Again

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:09 pm
by jeffl
Hey Bob, glad to hear your health & music's goin' in the right direction. God bless ya'.