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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 7, 2005.
Where do you find your serenity?, lately for me it has been in quite prayer and being out in nature.
shotguns at the spillway
You beat me to it.
Driving. An El Camino, windows rolled down, crusing down narrow, windy roads with the radio off... just me, 4,000 lbs. of rusty steel, and my mind. Really clears me up.
Late night (at LEAST 2am) walks. I live rurally, so it's a nice time to cool off, figure stuff out, and just appreciate the world around me.
Playing an improvised ballad on fretless. Doesn't matter where I am. Over on the DB side, there was a discussion on how Ray Brown always "shouts," even when he's playing a ballad. That's never been my thing -- I always love to coax the most singing, lyrical, softest tones out of my fretless.
Improvised bowing on upright. There were several times this year when, while upset, I cranked the bow on the upright. Sometimes I was too upset to concentrate, so I stopped when my intonation would just fall apart, but I came up with some really nice stuff doing that.
A couple other things, but I'd prefer to communicate those by PM. Drop me a line if you're curious, Major.
My Sycip and the desert. If not for real life I can stay out here forever.
I've got a few years to go before senility sets in.
Right here at TalkBass, yessir!
It has to be on stage wit my band. Rocking out.. I don't care if 2 people are watching. Best when there is at least 30
Moorabool Viaduct, this huge railroad bridge through this secluded valley near my home. I quiet often ride my mountainbike up the trail and sit there for hours just watching the trains go buy- haven't been for a while.
I also like the atmosphere at the YouYang's it's my favorite riding spot, cruising though the smooth single track section is just awesome, young trees, smooth windy DH trail, and just me...
On the golf course.
Life in general... Life is good... Ups and downs but its good in general, no reason to be stressing...
...oh and well... Porn
Days off. Listening to or playing music. And lots of traveling. I currently have $30 to my name, that has to last me until my next paycheck, all because I spent two months in Europe just jacking around. And it was worth it.
Pender Harbour, British Columbia
I'm not getting much serenity these days.
As many of you know, I've been down with various serious medical conditions for quite a while now, I'm currently getting chemo and radiation at one of the best treatment institutions in the nation.
The one and only place I find some peace these days, is in quiet communication with my ladyfriend Nicky, who's a towering giant when it comes to that kind of thing.
That, and some measure of faith in a God of the Universe, that somehow makes everything work out in the long run.
I could list a long litany of stuff that's getting up my craw right now, ranging from trivial stuff like taking care of the pool, to more important stuff like paying the bills, to even more important stuff like worrying about how I'm going to provide for Nicky's and my unborn child.
I made the decision last night, to let my keyboard player Larry start dismantling the studio, and sell it off to help pay for the medical bills (so keep an eye on eBay, my Mom's going to help us sell off some of the more valuable stuff, to help defray the medical costs).
At the moment, many of my waking hours are spent in anxiety, not for myself, but for Nicky and the baby. And my Mom, who's getting on in years and living on a fixed income.
Sorry - didn't mean to cry and whine - but just thought I'd inject a little dose of reality into the concept posed by this thread.
Taking care of my herbs and vegetables in the garden.
Listening to music, and forgeting about everything else.
How can I help?