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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Sotakoira Musti, Jul 21, 2019.
How about taking a break from guitar from time to time, when on vacation?
Well, that would be reasonable, if I’d have had an extensive period of playing. The bands are going nowhere atm, and it’s been a slow spring/summer. Having a knee surgery done with extensive complications, being on a sick leave from January and feeling pain 23/7, being so ill for months, that playing guitar was the last thing in my mind. Pure survival. Now that things are looking a bit brighter, playing is a good therapy and it makes me forget the misery.
And it’s not like I play all the time on a vacation / holiday trip. It’s those late hours after full day of familyactivities, when everyone else is in bed and I’m all alone. With a couple of beers, a glass of wine etc. Just pure bliss of playing music for a while. An hour, two hours, 15-30 mins or so.
So, I thank you for the advise, but I think I’ll enjoy my trip more when having the possibility to play whenever I want.
I understand about being on sick leave with nothing but time on your hands but being so ill that playing guitar was the last thing on your mind. That happened to me too. Time for you to catch up. Enjoy your holidays and your guitar playing.
I’m going travelling for a month soon. It will be my longest time without a guitar. I may have to rent a guitar once I arrive in England to take with me. Or maybe pick up a small acoustic.
Greetings from Lisbon!
Got here yesterday evening, had a little situation at the airport when the guitar case didn’t arrive at the luggage belt. Found it eventually, was concidered an ”oversized”, so there it was sitting on a another belt for these items.
To the hotel and straight to bed. Got up this morning with terrible pain in my left knee, the one that had an artificial joint installed 2 months ago. Then full horror: I had forgot my painkillers (or 1 out of 4) back home. And another painkillers was already out, enough for a couple of days max. Our hotel manager is a great lady. Went to talk with her and she called me a cab and sent to a private hospital. It took about 30 mins, very nice and hospitale staff. The lady doctor gave me prescriptions to those missing drugs. 95€ and that’s it. Cheap, frindly and fast. Then to the pharmacy, a grocery store and back to the apartment for a breakfast.
Cool amp for music listening or iRig:
And the view from the rooftop terrace:
This journeys companions are my dear wife and Shell Pink Baja. Just sang a little song and there’s nobody to listen except for some birds. Isn’t life great!
So, where are you today, traveler?
Sorry for being so late @answering. At Aug 7th I arrived in EFHK about 0600 hts local from LPPT feeling utterly tired, ill and pretty s*itty. And then back to work, a first time in more that a year with a bad knee. Since then having had a blast with a couple of gigs and good rehearsals. But still waiting for a moment to take a break and run off with a Tele in to the darkness to play to nobody.
I strongly suspect my Tele wants to take a holiday from me.
Nah, one just can’t spend enough time with Teles, right?
Me thinks the Tele will always be a better companion than a wife/GF/whatever [some sarcasm may have been included]
Not for me. There’s no better companion than my wife. I was looking at ads online this evening and saw a Strat I really want (Anniversary Classic Player 50’s Strat in Shoreline lacquer) but it’s about 50 or 60 miles away, each way. I mentioned to her that if it was closer, I’d buy that guitar in a heartbeat. Her reply was: “Just go and get it. It’s not that far away.” She gets me!