New on forum, from California

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Zoffy, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Hi all,

    I've spent a few years lurking on the forum, so I figured I'd might as well join.

    Things I like:
    Basses (obviously)

    Things I don't like:
    Car chases in movies
    Socks that are too tight
    Vicks Vapo Rub

    Memorable event in my life:
    At a Buddy Rich Orchestra show when I was 13, standing in the lobby at intermission, Buddy comes up to me and says, "Quit blocking the door, kid!"

    That's pretty much me in a nutshell...
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  2. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    We were friends right up until the car chase thing. The car chase in the original Blues Brothers movie that ended the lives of dozens and dozens of cars is cinematic genius to me. :D

    Seriously.... Welcome to TalkBass!
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  3. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA

    Right on, man.
    I'll make a car chase exception for the Blues Brothers!
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  4. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35 Supporting Member

    Watched ET tonight, the bicycle chase is classic. Probably been 20 years since I first say ET. Tonight it was that or Grease and ET won.

    BTW welcome.
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  5. filmtex


    May 29, 2011
    Ah, Sacramento. I grew up in El Lay and remember taking a picture of a squirrel on the capital lawn when I was about five years old, and 40 years later broke down there on the freeway during rush hour. My two memories of Sacramento. I became a professional photographer and spent many years working as a mechanic as well. Go figure. Welcome to TB.
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  6. Beersurgeon


    Jul 16, 2010
    Welcome to the wonderful world we call TB!!!!
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  7. fretlessbass

    fretlessbass Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2010
    Tucson, AZ
    Welcome, Zoffy,
    Got a bang out of your introduction...
    Basses and and coffee—excellent;
    Jeep—bought a slightly used wagon; transmission crapped out; traded for a Prius wagon....
    Vapo Rub— bad allergies; a bit on my nostrils and I’m good to go... though the smell drives my wife nuts!
    My Buddy Rich connection: years ago, drove shuttle bus at annual Jackie Robinson Jazz festival, held on his estate; while on break, bus drivers were allowed to get food in performers’ area; while chowing down, Buddy Rich sat down next to me to eat, as we watched Ella perform... unfortunately, I was driving my bus while he was onstage...
    Enjoy TB!!!!!
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  8. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    I had an 83 CJ7 .. put an AMC 360 with headers and side pipes in it. Dana 20... nice jalopy for awhile. Couldnt keep rear main seal from weeping.. and one frost plug kept needing changing every year. ..
    Loved the 83 because had large ring gears in stock axles.
    Terrible heater though...
    Who needs doors and a roof...
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  9. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Thank you all for the warm welcome!
  10. C’mon! Give the Vick’s another chance!
    Just kidding! Keep the Joe on for me as well! Welcome from Sunny AZ- we’re practically neighbors!!
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