Monday, March 31, 2008
As Jeff and i are on the way out the door, Brian calls me saying that once again, we are needing to reschedule the recording date. we practiced last night and we are going to the studio tonight now. i am really excited. we are up to 6 songs from 4. i must say, some of Brian's material is very good i will be taking some pictures but i think that he is having someone there to do that for us. i went to Doug's Saturday night to get things dialed in and decide on what configuration i wanted to take. i will be taking.....
Gretsch Round Badge 14x20 Kick
GMS GM Series 10x10 Tom
Gretsch Round Badge 16x16 Floor Tom
Penny (my custom built 6.5x14" Maple 10 ply Snare)
Bloodshot (Rob's custom built 7x13" Maple 8 ply Snare)
and a slew of Zildjian cymbals
well off to get a couple things finished. later
Thursday, March 20, 2008
First i remember it was always a work in progress. Random speakers, light covers, tires, brakes, security systems that only kind of worked, fluids, rims, fans, CB's, misc. bolts and washers, foam seal and caulk but audio components were the majority. If Grant was done with it, i bought or traded something for it. When i was finished, Brad bought or traded for it. Head units, speakers, EQ's, changers, more speakers. it never ended. You never asked where things came from. that's just how it worked. you didn't want to know. Sony 6.5" 4 ways, Jensen 3.5" in the dash, don't' worry about it. It is weird that Montgomery Ward went out of business though. Oh well. Anyways... thought #2
We seemed to always be being chased or in the process of needing to chase someone, and yet, we were never caught OR caught anyone. it was the fastest 4 cylinder dressed to look like a GT this side of the Mississippi. Grant was the only friend that i had that owned a vehicle with a manual so i think that gave him a little extra "cool factor" Robbie could drive one, but had no access to one and i think that if anyone else tried to drive the Mustang, it would have blown up. SERIOUSLY.
i remember Grant taking the Mustang to a local brake place to get a new set installed and of course we KNEW they screwing with us so we had to take my Grand Prix and steal back the old brakes. sure enough they could have turned the rotors instead of putting on new ones. i don't remember what the outcome was but it was in favor of the honorable Mr. Grant Z Price.
CB's. Rob came back from Ball State with a trucker style CB and so EVERYBODY went out and bought them. we chased each other around the town with those dumb things for weeks. Nothing happened but we did get into a yelling match with some old fart in the DeCamp subdivision. STAY OFF CHANNEL 9 MAN!!!!
Another great memory was the installation of a Kenwood (always use Kenwood products gentlemen) CD Changer. well it didn't fit where G wanted it to. so we (he) came up with the idea of cutting out the arm rest in the back seat for the passenger that was made of plastic. i was hesitant, but not Mr. Cut First, Worry Second. we (he) hacked that thing off in a heartbeat and then the thing didn't fit right so we added a dab of foam seal to hold it steady. Low and behold, a masterpiece.
i remember it getting broke into at the restaurant on 33 while it rained. i think we are still chasing those people. the best story is that it was sold to some Mexicans. amen.
Grant, if you have any pics, i think the community deserves them. later all