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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Bass Player Burned Down his House

Bass player and new bride had a blow out to celebrate the holidays. After the party was over, she asked him to take the ashes out. He puts them in an ash pile. A couple of hours later, the place is burning. Everyone is safe,they now live at a motel. I had some personal gear there. When he called us, he told Laura, saying, "Well,Paul's played some smokey bars over the years, right?"

He had a lot of band gear, since we rehearsed there,but a professional cleaning company is taking care of most of that. All will be OK. But, it still makes me laugh. And he feels like a shamed puppy.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Aww, that stinks! Glad no one was hurt, but that's a major bummer. Happy to see you posting again, by the way.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Paul!! How are you doing? So nice to see you posting!!
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey, I did that to my house. 'Cept it was a grease fire in the kitchen, and after 3 months we're still not back in.

Hope his repairs are quicker than mine!
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Old January 5th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Not a fun situation but at least no one was hurt. And I echo others' comments when I say it is good to see you back Paul.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Aw damn. Well, like everyone has said, at least no one was hurt, but that still is a rough way to start the year off.

I said this over in the other thread but it bears repeating. Glad to see you back!
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Glad nobody was hurt. Now you can rehearse at your place. Less traveling while you're on the mend.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Good to hear from ya Paul!
I had a D-28 damaged in the back of my truck on the way back from a state park years ago. I thought the coals in the BBQ pit were long done. Broke my heart. The case got the worst of it...
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Old January 5th, 2013, 01:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If he wasn't such a good bass player... It's a little sad and ironic, but everyone is safe. I had a Traynor tube amp and some vintage pedals over there. I guess he hid them before the party. I was invited but had a feeling about things. Then I ended in the hospital. John Prine is right. It is a big ol' goofy world.

Thanks for all the good wishes. I've had a few people who've come up to me and said, "We did everything we could and didn't think you'd make it." It's the prayers, the vibes and love that got me through.
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Thanks for all the good wishes. I've had a few people who've come up to me and said, "We did everything we could and didn't think you'd make it." It's the prayers, the vibes and love that got me through.
I hope they weren't your Doctors!
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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that smoke smell just adds character to your gear. on the other hand, last new years eve we played a gig in a roping barn. still get a whiff of cow sh1t when you open the trailer door...
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Holy smokes! Nice to see you back! Glad no one was hurt.
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When it rains it pours, eh?
Glad to see the appearance of high spirits.
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I bet he feels like an Ashhole. Sorry. Great to see you back Paul.
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Hi Paul you had us worried for a while. That's a great "rock and roll" story there. Glad they're ok though.
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Hi Paul-welcome back! You had us very worried for a while!
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