June 19, 2013

New Thing.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:23 pm

As I mentioned back in February, I am again playing in a band (Note: In the updated version of the link to the band, it is me in the photo). I feel particularly fortunate, having fallen into a band that plays music from the Sixties — Poifect! Great fun, doesn’t begin to describe it. There are, however, some downsides and upsides when it comes to equipment, and those depend on whether the particular piece of equipment in question is simply “old,” or whether if has managed to slide through “old” and enter the world of “vintage.”

For example, the guitar I’m using in the band (this one looks like mine) qualifies as “vintage.” It is a Paul Reed Smith unit that I bought new back in the mid eighties. It sounds great. I naturally thought that my Shure Microphone, purchased in the Sixties, was also “vintage,” until I heard our keyboard player’s mic. I immediately realized that even though my mic sounded good, it was not “vintage. It was just, plain old.

I bought myself a new mic, one just like the one the keyboard player uses. I am stoked to put it through its paces this coming Saturday. Yo! Elvis is in the room!

Of course, all this got me to thinking. Am I “old” or “vintage?”

I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope Door Number Two is the answer.


  1. You are a vintage dooshbag, dooshbag.

    Comment by Erica — June 19, 2013 @ 11:17 pm

  2. Awesome fun, Jimbo! I clicked the player and, as promised, it was vintage sounds. Sorta jealous. Y’all need a singer?

    Comment by Joan of Argghh — June 20, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

  3. Old, vintage, who cares?

    Yer still gettin it on, is all that counts.

    Comment by Charlie — June 20, 2013 @ 10:06 pm

  4. Jimbo`s Return to the Glitter Rock World Stage…….When Fame strikes you,remember you are never to old until the Groupies are in walkers or wearing Scooter Store Badges.

    Comment by dudley1 — June 21, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

  5. Of course you’d be playing a Parkway Rest Stop guitar!

    Comment by Mr. Bingley — June 27, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

  6. This NEW THING post is now, officially, an OLD THING.

    Comment by Erica — July 16, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

  7. Make that an OLD THING.

    Comment by Erica — July 16, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

  8. Erica……
    Rockers always seem to be consumed by the adoration of their fans & fame forgetting their roots……Alas! we knew him before he moved on.
    PS…….Just a subtle hint James!

    Comment by dudley1 — July 21, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

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