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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by HoodieMcFoodie, Jul 18, 2016.
Quesnel, British Columbia
Beautiful any time of year!
Have you ever been to Hawaii?
Yes, but I was a kid. I would like a return trip !
Ever been to Victoria BC?
Uh, you're a mind reader, it's the grooviest place I've ever been.
Have you been to Brazil?
South America is still on the to-do list, but my family is planning to visit Japan at the end of the year. What's your favourite Japanese food?
I like unagi best.
Do you like tapas?
Yes, but it would be a five hour drive to get any.
What is the most unusual / exotic fruit you have ever eaten? For me it would be Salak, a.k.a. snake skin fruit.
They grow wild in British Columbia, and resemble a larger, more salmon colored raspberry.
They are not as sweet or juicy, but look cool, and taste OK.
Have you ever played a gig (to completion) when sick or injured?
Does high school concert and jazz band count?
I got in a fight before class. Everything was going pretty good until I moved in to end the fight with one last punch and the jerk leaned to his left just enough that my fist glanced off the side of his head and connected with the wall behind him (that was very rude of him. He shouldn't have moved). I broke the little finger on my right hand. Then we had to load up for a concert band competition at another school. I played Bassoon. I know, the chick magnet of the music world. That night I also had to play sax in a jazz band performance. It hurt pretty bad but I was able to get through both.
I have played a gig where I had to stop to, uh, hurl.
It was at a casino/dance hall in Grande Prairie, Alberta, 25 years ago.
I left the stage, went to the men's, door was locked!
I went outside and hid behind a dumpster (charming), hurled, tidied up, and went back to work.
No, it was not alcohol related.
I've also super-glued finger wounds and soldiered on.
Same question please.
Coincidence! My wife and I were talking this past weekend about the salak we had in Indonesia. No one here has ever heard of it. I compared it to a waldorf salad: apple + walnut.
Yep. I had it in Bali, Indonesia, nearly 20 years ago on my honeymoon and I've never forgotten it. I'd love to have it again sometime.
Now back to our regular scheduled program...
Q: Have you ever played a gig (to completion) when sick or injured?
No one else gigged while sick or injured?
Yes - with a broken rib.
How well do you cope with having people in your home to do jobs? - electrician / decorator, etc. I absolutely HATE IT. After a recent huge let-down with a tiler who was recommended to us and I ripped his slapdash work off and learned how to do it myself - to my complete satisfaction, any trade that has an 'aesthetic' function such as tiler / decorator, etc. is now banned from my house and only utilities work people are (reluctantly!) allowed in.
I cope well.
I have lots of practice coping, with lots of things.
Have you ever saved someone's life?
I used to work as a hospital valet. While I've never been up to my elbows in someone's chest cavity, or even performing CPR, it was incredibly rewarding knowing that I played a part in life saving treatment. I also had to be on my game and know at least preliminary first aid, enough to keep a patient who had collapsed stable enough for my partner to run and get help.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Do you want to move when or if you retire ?
By the coast. By the sea.
Waves, wild wind.
I was there yesterday, but have another 20-odd years to work before I hit retirement age.
What one 'thing' are you aiming for in retirement?
Could be a vintage piece of gear, a new hobby, rekindling an old hobby...
I ain't aiming to retire, so I ain't going to.
I'll play music until I physically can't, or I am repeatedly told I suck at it.
I ain't delusional, so I'll know when it's time.
I'm already retired from "the grind" as my friend Rand says (of himself).
Do you love your work?
I love to work but I don't really care for my job...
Boots, shoes, sandals or barefoot?
Comfortable, lightweight shoes.
Do you mod every instrument you buy?