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is boredom an impetus for buying basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by frederic b. hodshon, Dec 10, 2002.


  1. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    always wanted to use "impetus" in a sentence.




    so,





    there ya have it.

    f
     
  2. Uh, huh huh.. you said "impetus." :D
    Actually, yeah.. two of the most expensive basses I've ever bought were during down periods where I wasn't playing in bands. Not that I haven't gotten G.A.S. while actively playing, but I think boredom is definitely fuel for G.A.S. I was also a bit younger then and didn't really know what I liked or wanted in a bass, so I just went hither and yon, buying a lot of stuff and finding out later that it didn't suit me. I've pretty much got it figured out now: J-style basses. Too bad there's so damn many nice ones!
     
  3. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    do you "come hither" and "go yon"?

    or "go hither" and "come yon"?



    i used to have a dog named "Stay". he got a bit schizo over time...especially when i called for him...

    "Come here, Stay!" "Come here, Stay!"

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  4. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    boredom at LEAST makes me BROWSE for basses.

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mm.

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  5. True dat, I can never afford anything, so I just look at them and sigh.


    I'm pretty sure you come hither, because its like "Come here!" and you go yon, because people always say: "Go o'er yonder hill" and stuff like that.


    Other wise it sounds funny

    Dubious, I think, is one of the greatest words in the world. Whenever I use it, people chuckle. and even if they don't, I do.
     
  6. Nice nod to Stephen Wright. What the hell happened to him?
    And, just for the record, you come hither and go yon. Unless you're buying a Zon.
     
  7. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.

    who's that?

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  8. jcadmus

    jcadmus

    Apr 2, 2000
    Sure, boredom.

    Also sorrow, ennui, indifference, passion, joy, complacency, fear, hatred, love, etc.

    Pretty much, anything works.
     
  9. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    USA
    I'm not impetus. I can get it up.
     
  10. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Grand Ennui
    Michael Nesmith

    I was overland tourin' in my new Ferrari
    at just about a hundred and ten
    I was on my way home from a sophisticated party
    where I got a little drunk on gin
    As the headlights cast a glow on the road
    I heard a voice inside of me
    It said, You lost the light
    and now you're movin' through the night
    runnin' from the grand ennui
    runnin' from the grand ennui


    Well, I reached in my pocket and I pulled out the Omega
    that was never one second behind
    I knew the horse that I was runnin'
    at the Southern Taladega
    had won for the twenty-second time
    An' then the countess I was with bent over with a kiss
    and put a jewelled hand on my knee
    I knew I'd lost the light
    and I was movin' through the night
    runnin' from the grand ennui
    runnin' from the grand ennui


    Well, that night passed in a blaze of glory
    with the countess and the car both mine
    And each day passes with the same old story
    but the countess has a brand new line
    Yet still at night I am haunted by the fright
    and distant memory
    of the day I lost the light
    movin' through the night
    runnin' from the grand ennui
    runnin' from the grand ennui






    f
     
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    OMG, a Michael Nesmith quote! He's the guy that used to hang with Hemingway and Fitzgerald, right? :D
     
  12. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Oh yeah: boredom is an impetus for both buying and selling basses. To that I must say: a nice bonus that came from switching to five string is that I no longer miss some of the cool four-stringers I sold out of boredom (that includes a few vintage Fenders).
     
  13. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    I'm just waiting for an opportunity to use "defenestration."

    I got to say "muliebrity" once, but kind of wish I hadn't.
     
  14. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    http://www.defenestration.org/



    What People are saying about Muliebrity:

    "If you want to master the qualities of being a woman with confidence, verve and vitality, read this book."
    -Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, New York Times #1 Best Selling Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

    "Joni's journey to happiness and fulfillment is a must-read for every woman. It will make you laugh. It will make you
    cry. Most important it will make you think."
    -Judy Sheppard Missett, Founder of Jazzercize



    i can understand the regret!

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  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    trepanation is always good as a "brain tease"....


    so to speak.

    www.trepan.com

    f
     
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    *yawn*

    What?
     
  17. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    oh Brad, you're so LACONIC.

    f
     
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    hehe, i JUST got it.

    good one.

    f
     
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    :D
     
  20. That "dog named Stay" joke.. I've heard Stephen Wright do it. Hilarious comedian from the 80s and 90s. Totally deadpan delivery in a very low monotone. Looked kinda like Robbie Krieger from the Doors.