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    Fun and Adventures in Guitarland

    I got to sit in with some buddies playing last night at a nearby roadhouse. Small crowd, but most of them were friends, and a good time was had by all.





    I did have a slight problem with bleeding on my strings, though. A week or so ago, I overdid things while practicing and got a blister on my left ring finger...the finger I use the most when bending strings. (Shows how out of shape my playing callouses were.) By the time I rehearsed with the boys Monday night, the blister had hardened and peeled, and I had a decent callous base underneath it. Then Tuesday night, I overdid it again practicing at home, and ended up with another blister. Playing 7 or 8 songs Wednesday night (with a lot of string bending) was probably not prudent, because by about the third song, the blister had turned into a cut, and I was bleeding on my guitar. It doesn't look like much, but it stung like crazy and was in the exact spot where the string hit my finger. It made the remaining songs pretty challenging, for sure.





    And it's at least as sore today while typing as it was last night while playing. Ow ow ow ow ow. I know, I'm a wimp.
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    As an aside, it was brought to my attention this morning that Jeff (the bass player on the right side of the photo above) are in our 5th decade of sharing stages and playing in front of people. We started playing together in about 1975, and have a lot of war stories to tell.
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    5th decade of playing together? youre old.
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    That's great Vaughn. Too bad that old geezer with the guitar got in the way, we can't see you in the picture . Glad to hear some of us can still get out there and have some fun playing (blisters and failed callouses aside). I sat down at the keyboard the other day and wasn't sure which keys were which; pathetic.
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    well aside from the being old vaughn i am sure all had a good time,, and your cut is just one thing that those of us who havnt played a lick would even think of as hazards of thejob.. and hear i thought it was all wine ,roses and ladiies
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    At least you can make it through 1 whole song!

    Great picture Vaughn, and you can't buy friends like that...
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    Looks like a good time. Might try keeping some super glue on hand and give it some new skin as needed, drys pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Looks like a good time. Might try keeping some super glue on hand and give it some new skin as needed, drys pretty quick.
    You see, that's why Darren is the Senior admin and pulls in the big bucks. Always thinking, he is...
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    Think positive...at least it's not your nose pickin finger

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    Atta boy Vaughn. Now, if someone had made a video of that, whoopee, good listening. Congrats on the longevity of playing together. Keep 'em coming. Aloha.
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