1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

What happened to BurningSkies?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by will33, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. will33


    May 22, 2006
    I thought maybe he got sick of the nonsense here or people giving him crap over a fEARful thing or somethin' but he has a good head full of practical knowledge, was always helpful when he could be and had a nice sense of humor as well. So.....what's up?

    He did get married recently.....hopefully he's giving and recieving much enjoyment from their new-found life together and the cracking of the whip is still a year or two off.:D

    ...I kid....I kid.....
  2. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I was thinking the same thing. Haven't heard from him in a while. Not here, nor on that other forum. ;) Maybe he's enjoying some tropical locale somewhere.
  3. LowEZ


    Mar 29, 2011
    Central NJ
    Funny, I'm primarily a lurker here, and I was just thinking the very same thing earlier today.
  4. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    I think he's just grown tired of the whole online/forum thing.
    He pops up on Facebook from time to time. Sent me birthday wishes there.

    EDIT: I just checked and BS had sent a friend request around the time of my birthday, not b-day wishes.
  5. will33


    May 22, 2006
    That I can understand. I'm sort of the opposite. I check in on my Facebook no more than once or twice a month. Most people don't even know I have a facebook. It's mostly just there so old Army buddies and stuff can find me, though it's starting to get littered with people I could
    just as easily call up or stop by....much more active on TB.....different strokes......

    I put this in Amps because that's where I hang out most, where I see him most, and where I notice most of his knowledge being contributed, although, the guy knows a good bit about basses as well, and has a fondness for slanted fret Dingwalls.
  6. Troph


    Apr 14, 2011
    Kirkland, WA
    I am also the opposite. Facebook encourages narcissistic exhibitionism. Just say no.

    "Yay me! Look at me! Pay attention to me! Ooh, nice photo! Ok, look at me again! Here's what I'm having for dinner! Vote on which shoes I should wear! Hey everyone it's my mom's birthday today! Wow, isn't this kitten photo cute?" :rollno:

    I am simply not self-centered enough to think that more than 1 or 2 of the people on my friends list care (or should care) about such things. I guess that tells you what I think of those who post constantly on Facebook. :)

    Now, of course, people who post constantly on web forums are completely different! :D
    murphy likes this.
  7. Couldn't agree more. I logged on to Facebook one day after an absence of a month or so, looked around for a minute and cancelled my account. Just wasn't interested any longer....
  8. bb03


    Mar 1, 2009
    Here's something for you:


    I'd wear it. ;)

    And as far as Mr. Skies...he's a smart man. I like my wife better than TB, too!
  9. will33


    May 22, 2006
    I just recently ( in the last few months) activated my account (after being dormant for years) specifically for old friends who were spread across the country, etc. But alas, it has gotten polluted with people I don't need FB to contact. To the point I need to make another account, just for those people and lose my real-life "friends". I get it, it has uses, like keeping contact with people far away, or promoting your songwriting, etc. but, I think there is some sociopathic element to it for some folks that just screams " know me, think I'm important" that is just disgusting.
  10. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Wise words from, and for, a wise man.
  11. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Happy belated birfday boy! Yer catchin' up with me!! :D
  12. yeah, definitely miss BurningSkies posts, lots of insight.

    There's a couple others we've lost too that, at least for me, really made TB a lot of fun to lurk like Bill FitzMaurice and BigOldHarry.

    Lots of world class expertise from the former and a lot of good practical and curmudgeonly delivered practical advice derived from real experience from the latter.

    We must soldier on........:ninja:;)
  13. mntngrown

    mntngrown Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Santa Cruz Ca
    How bout the jule monique thread?
  14. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I couldn't agree more. I had an account for a month and closed it. It could be a great tool, but has become an overgrown, misused weed. Too many people seem more concerned with documenting and superficially polishing their lives on/for Crackbook than actually living them.

  15. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Just set up groups in FB with different permissions. No need for a separate account.
  16. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Been a while since I saw him over there.

    One of my local buddies used to be on here all the time and also is near non-existent.

    He spent 10 years buying and selling, ended up realizing that he loved his Sadowskys and Aggie DB750.... And decided to spend his extra time actually playing bass vs. talking about it online. Not a terrible idea!
  17. Lync


    Apr 13, 2004

  18. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY

    Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of contact. I decided that I was spending too much time with online time wasting, and with the holidays, a bout with the flu and lots of work and family stuff that taking an online vacation was a good idea.

    We've been playing a fair amount of gigs, with some really nice response, and I haven't bought a piece of gear since I got my Monique back in June. I've been pretty darned happy with things.

    How y'all been doing? :ninja:
  19. Are you still playing that fabulous rastaburst Dingwall?
  20. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    I can relate to the online time wasting thing.

    Great...now I can't remember what was I doing before I went online!