No intro. Yep. You hear that sound? That’s me crying because the world kept turning.

  • My wife and I were watching a movie the other night, and hearing the soundtrack creep in, I said, ‘Oh cool. Bass delay.’ She said, ‘Like Michael Brook.’ This is the stuff true love is made out of.
  • Played a service with three electric guitars. Other two guys sounded great. I tried to find the musical space to add without muddiness. Pretty sure I failed.
  • Absolutely killed a Lincoln Brewster solo. And when I say ‘killed’, I do not mean it in the ‘rocked it’ sense that all the cool kids are talking about these days. I mean it in the…’killed’ sense. As in, ‘murdered it, saw it lying on the ground, and then went back with a bigger stick.’
  • I practiced it all week, too. (And still failed.) Don’t think I’ve ever listened to that much Lincoln. Like, ever. I feel this weird urge to grow my hair back out and stand it up 8 and a half inches over my head like I’m Flock of Seagulls. (And I’m allowed to make fun of him as if I have something over him guitar-wise, because his solo just literally owned my face.)
  • Speaking of Flock of Seagulls, I became very frightened today, as ‘I Ran’ came on the radio, and lo and behold, there is dotted 8th delay in that song. So I raced home to make sure that song did not come out before U2′s ‘Electric Co’ (absolutely unthinkable, I know!), and was greatly relieved to find out that it was a year after. So it was they in fact who copied U2. Life, you may return to your regularly scheduled programming.
  • Want. The new delay Damage Control is working on. Want.
  • Met a pastor who was genuinely nice. Not inferring that most pastors aren’t, just that it was the kind of nice that immediately makes you think, ‘I should be like that, and I’m not.’
  • I have had my amp for almost a year now. Something must be wrong with me.
  • After years of raving about Ernie Ball strings, it’s DR’s for sure.
  • It really helps your playing when you can hear that subtle fullness that is only present when your instrument is actually at a proper level in the house mix.
  • I don’t listen to nearly enough classical music. I used to, and then I think U2 got in the way. Mmmm…U2.
  • What did I do before gear? Like, I’m honestly having trouble remembering.
  • There was a time when I argued that my Boss GT6 sounded better than my friend’s 1965 Fender Bandmaster. When I think of those days, I shudder. Actually.
  • I sacrificed my tone this weekend, and ran my pads direct instead of out of an amp. It was 172 degrees here in Southern California, and I just couldn’t bring myself to lug any more gear than I had to. We all have our breaking points. The surface of the sun is mine.
  • Transporter 2 is very stupid, and very entertaining. Jason Statham is an inspiration to balding men everywhere.
  • If you are a solid bass player, and I ever play with you, be prepared for a kiss.

Splendid.
Karl.