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The Bass Player Burned Down his House

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Paul in Colorado, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    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.
     
  2. voodoostation

    voodoostation Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    43
    May 10, 2007
    Midlothian, Va
    Aww, that stinks! Glad no one was hurt, but that's a major bummer. Happy to see you posting again, by the way.
     
  3. ADinNYC

    ADinNYC Friend of Leo's

    Jan 2, 2010
    New York City
    Paul!! How are you doing? So nice to see you posting!!
     
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  5. Slow Reflexes

    Slow Reflexes Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    113
    Nov 17, 2007
    Willamette and Columbia
    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!
     
  6. Chud

    Chud Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 30, 2010
    New York City
    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.
     
  7. Justinvs

    Justinvs Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 31, 2008
    Wise River, Montana
    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!
     
  8. neocaster

    neocaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2006
    Chester County, PA
    Glad nobody was hurt. Now you can rehearse at your place. Less traveling while you're on the mend.
     
  9. sonserve

    sonserve Friend of Leo's

    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...
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    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.
     
  11. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 8, 2010
    Up North
    I hope they weren't your Doctors!
     
  12. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation
    i had my money on the drummer

    [​IMG]
     
  13. bonefish

    bonefish Tele-Holic

    Age:
    47
    539
    Aug 6, 2007
    Whitewood, SD
    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...
     
  14. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Holy smokes! Nice to see you back! Glad no one was hurt.
     
  15. chippertheripper

    chippertheripper Friend of Leo's

    Dec 26, 2010
    Fhvn ma
    When it rains it pours, eh?
    Glad to see the appearance of high spirits.
     
  16. gitold

    gitold Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    62
    Mar 25, 2009
    Denver Co.
    I bet he feels like an Ashhole. Sorry. Great to see you back Paul.
     
  17. w3stie

    w3stie Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 19, 2010
    Brisbane
    Hi Paul you had us worried for a while. That's a great "rock and roll" story there. Glad they're ok though.
     
  18. fuzzbender

    fuzzbender Former Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    dislocation
    tee hee

    and something of a bash player
     
  19. oldteleguy

    oldteleguy Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 19, 2011
    wallingford,ct.
    Hi Paul-welcome back! You had us very worried for a while!
     
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