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  1. Surgery went as planned. Amazing how they can completely rebuild the shoulder with steel and plastic and you walk out in less than 2 hours. After the block wears off, you don’t even need the sling. I remember just 10 years back that this procedure would take hours to complete and you would be in the hospital for 3-5 days. Recovery would take 4-6 months. I’m scheduled for therapy 7 days after surgery so they can get my arm moving and the muscles strengthened. They said 2 weeks and I should be able to drive. I’m already using the arm quite a bit. They want me to use it Sure, it’s sore. But it was really sore before surgery The only difference is, I know it will get better every day. I can already get my arm in position to fret the guitar. If I didn’t have the swelling, I could probably play. But I’m planning on returning to gigs in August-September. I want to make sure I’m completely able to perform and carry the gear.
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  2. Hanging in there, have my first gig in almost 2 years coming up and it's been scaled down to less than 1/2 of what it was before. Sure is quiet over here...
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  3. Thanks. It went well. The person who booked us told us everybody loved us, and we'll definitely be back next season (it was a going away party for the winter residents at a mobile home park). The dance area was full, we had a dozen or so requests and knew all but one, and at the end of the night while we were packing out, quite a few of the residents made it a point to stop by and tell us how much they loved the music. Being a pool party for senior citizens, we did a couple of Jimmy Buffett songs, a couple or reggae songs, and a lot of pop hits from the 1950s to the 21st century. It was hot, we were sweaty, the 2.5 hours went by much too quickly (there were hundreds of songs we didn't get to play), we went home tired (a good kind of tired) took showers and at the end of the day felt it was a very good day. We're planning on learning the request we didn't know. We're getting some other bookings for next season as well. Notes
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  4. Looking good. Nice to see you're still working on it.
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  5. So millionaire's weekend just went by (pay day), so I treated myself to one of the new PRS 24 custom SE guitars. It's my first PRS and although I was drawn to trying it out because of the colour I was amazed by how good it felt and sounded, it's very similar to my Gibson Les Paul but weighs less and has better upper neck access. It sustains forever and pinched harmonics sound killer. I'm 100% a born again PRS fanboy 😆
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  6. Put 3 guitarists in a room and ask these questions and you'll get 4 different opinions. It's so personal. I myself find strats to be the most comfortable.
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  7. Whelp, it turned out to be a huge turnout, I was surprised as anyone haha. Something quite unique happened too. We use a Mackie mixer, one of the models that has an iPad dock where the iPad controls everything. Apparently our sound guy never thought to change the default password for the software, so imagine our surprise when our sound went goofy and one of our mic's started feeding back, our singer noticed a guy in the audience with an iPad.. called him out. Apparently the guy hacked into our sound and thought he could do a better job and just took over using the default password to get into our settings. It got tense when the singer berated and trashed the guy in front of the whole bar, but apparently this guy backed off and stopped. Then this 'sound guy' had the audacity to post a response on our FB page - a "review" of our gig, where he said the band was really good, but that our sound needed work and then promoted his next gig as a sound guy in the review. We debated showing up and confronting him, then decided it wasn't worth it, but of all the things in the world to go wrong at a gig, who ever expected this to happen? Who brings an ipad to a bar with the hopes and intentions of taking over their sound control?? Which concerns me greatly.. many guitar pedals are bluetooth now.. and many have no security whatsoever.. how can I stop people from showing up at a gig and hacking into my pedals? What a crazy world we live in.
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