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

  9. You make great music!

    Comment by Kevin — July 30, 2013 @ 9:17 am

  10. Yo, Hair-Junge, was ist die Geschichte mit Ihrem Weblog tot, Mann? Ich vermisse dein Schreiben.

    (Schlecht geschriebenen Deutsch, Ãœbersetzen mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Google.)

    Comment by Erica — August 13, 2013 @ 9:47 pm

  11. col. tom parker said it best “keep it simple and make sure you can dance to it! do you play country joe mcdonald’s fixin to die rag that he played at woodstock?

    Comment by captain*arizona — August 14, 2013 @ 5:06 am

  12. Anybody know if Jimbo’s OK?

    Comment by Charlie — October 6, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

  13. So, here’s a comment, just for shits ‘n giggles. I just peeked at the stats on your Site Meter. Remember those? Since November 29, 2002, you’ve had 5,357,116 visitors, and still average 126 visitors a day, in spite of your (*sniff*) not having written anything here in nearly five months. By comparison, our dearly-departed friend Acidman has amassed 4,246,001 visits, but still logs 147 visits per day. Anyhow, I’ve no right to talk, since I managed to kill two of my own blogs, but I sure do miss yours! Just saying.

    Comment by Erica — November 11, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

  14. ***okay, let me clear the cob webs away….ahh, there’s the microphone **clears throat** I am now officially wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!!

    Comment by jerseyjerry — December 24, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

  15. Merry Christmas

    Comment by Joe — December 25, 2013 @ 8:35 am

  16. DEAD THING, alas.

    Comment by Elisson — January 12, 2014 @ 9:17 pm

  17. Today is nine months since you’ve last published an entry here. Are you waiting for the messiah?

    Comment by Erica — March 19, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

  18. Hello Jim, I came across your single while digging through some old 45s at a warehouse sale in Waldwick, NJ. I think the single is cool. For us record geeks, if possible, could you post a photo of the band, identifying the members and the town you came from? Thanks,
    Yours truly,
    John Clemente

    Comment by John Clemente — April 21, 2014 @ 11:55 pm

  19. Nearly a year. I can’t speak for anyone else, but I freakin’ miss your blog.

    Comment by Erica — June 9, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

  20. Guess u killed your blog. Miss it! Regards Joe

    Comment by Joseph — August 31, 2014 @ 11:27 am

  21. Your blog isn’t yet as dead as mine is, so I hope you are as alive as I am.

    Comment by Kathy Kinsley — July 26, 2015 @ 6:57 pm

  22. I guess music is doing too well to post?

    Comment by Geoffrey — January 9, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

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