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Forgot to Post About That Nightmare, Here Goes…

Well it’s nothing too big I guess, just scary for myself. Anyways, this is what happened.
I went to go take out my Taylor (you know, the guitar I totally love), and took it out to play. I start playing it, and I notice some string-buzzing. (Ok, I just realized this may turn somewhat Guitar Techie, so if you don’t understand it, forgive me). So I check the frets and the neck, and I notice that the neck is kinda warped. There was a little (well not so little, it was about 3mm high) ripple in one section that ran diagnally across the neck. So I feel across that and it has the texture sorta like Athelete’s tape, ya know, that same kinda squishy-ness. So as I wonder what that’s all about, the tape comes off, and there’s like a SLICE through my guitar. Strangely it wasn’t just like a crack, but it was more like a clean cut through the neck. Angled just a little bit. At that point I was hysterical. And then it ended. Weird eh?

Ok, Ok, I had another dream last night as well, but I only remember one part of it, lol, and it may seem really weird. I’m an avid fan of Christian Musician Duo, Shane and Shane (www.shanebarnard.com for info). They’re an acoustic duo who lead worship over at Texas A&M’s Breakaway every week, and just all out rock with they’re awesome guitar playing and vocals. Anyways, on a hangout board of fans and stuff (www.stripey.net/shane/), they posted just a few days ago about a picture of Shane Everett and his fiancee being posted really big (a page big picture) in this week’s copy of US Weekly. So, in my dream, the only part I really remember, I was flipping through the magazine and finally turned up on this picture. Although, it was just a small picture (about 5″x5″) and it was in black and white, and it didn’t have his finacee in it….So yes, weird eh? I haven’t seen the picture yet, and I have no idea what his fiancee looks like, so I guess it would be really strange if I did see what the actually picture looks like. Ok, enough weirdness and random stuff…..Later!

current mood: weird

The SST is Mine! , HopeRoad.net, and AACF@SJSU CD Release Info!!


Hehe, yes the news is, that I bought the Chet Atkins SST model guitar. I bought it actually the week of Thanksgiving, that tuesday before hand I believe. It ends up that it was the same day that I recieved my Taylor last year (It was shipped to my parents house the tuesday before thanksgiving last year).

I’ve been playing with it a lot, and I really like it. It has SUPERB tone, almost bettering the Taylor (course I’ll always love my Taylor, it’s my second baby, hah, guess what (or rather who’s) first ; ) ). Anyways, yes, it’s a very nice guitar, and I’ve used it a few times now for worship already, and I really enjoy using it. Though I better keep switching between the Taylor and the Chet, because when I was playing the Taylor the other night, it felt funny to play such a large bodied guitar, since the Chet is really thin.

Met some new friends online recently. I was searching for Chet Atkins SST reviews on the net, and I happened upon a guy’s webpage that bought one for a cd recording he was working on (sounds like me, hah). I continued reading about the cd recording, cuz, pretty much, that’s what I’m doing right now. It ends up that he was doing a worship recording with some friends (hah, sounds like me again). Anyways, I’ve been talking to him (Wei) and his friend and drummer (Victor) for their ‘band’ Hope Road.
Oh, forgot to mention that they’re all asian too, and Christian, and yeah, so weird. Oh, and they really like Passion. It’s like another version of me over in the East Coast…but not….hah.

Now on to the exciting news. I’ve collaborated with myself, and the new release date for our AACF cd, will be Monday, April 1st, 2002. We’re finally heading into the production stage of things soon (within a week or two) and I’ll be recording all the guitar tracks, then we’ll work in the vocals, then bass, electric, drums, and percussion, and also maybe a lil piano, but it may be sparse, haha. I’m a guitar kinda guy. =) So yes, be on the look out of the newest AACF@SJSU CD coming out Spring 2002!

current mood: excited
current music: 01 – David Crowder DC-LA

Episode VI: Return of the SST

Heh, sorry, I had to do a lil Star Wars spoof there. Today in my endeavors, I was on a mission to try and find a shock mount that would fit my new condensor mic that Lisa got me for my birthday a few weeks ago. I didn’t find one, and boy, the people there in the Pro-Audio section of Guitar Center are pretty dumb, I’m sorry to say…
Anyways, I traveled over to the acoustic guitar section and noticed they still had that Chet Atkins SST model I raved about long time ago, hrm, but I just checked it out, and maybe I didn’t write about it. Anyways, I checked out the guitar originally back in July, and I liked it, but thought it would be sold off before I would ever get enough money for it. Well it just so happens that they still have the guitar, and the guy is willing to let it go for 800$ with the case. I’ll be doing some praying and seeing if I want to get it. If I do get it, I’m gonna sell off my Takamine. I think I can get about 350-400$ for my old takamine, since it’s still in pretty good shape (except in that one spot *sniff* where I cried for my guitar after my guitar case fell on that one part, argh). Anyways, I’ll definately be looking into it, and I am working now, so it’s a big possibility.

Today, AACF had our thanksgiving potluck over at Michelle Shih’s house. I actually missed when they all left, cuz I was shopping, but I mad it just in time for us to pray for the food. The food was great, and more and more just kept coming as more and more people came in. We had about 30 people come out, so it was a very good turn out.
I didn’t have time to make my stuffing, so I still have 4 boxes of stove top left…maybe I’ll make it next week for thanksgiving, but I’m not sure where we’re having it yet…

Work is going great. They work me hard, but hey, it’s what I get paid for (though I don’t get paid much, ahh well). Maybe I’ll be promoted to a supervisor soon, but who knows, it’s all in God’s hands. That’s about it for this update, I’ll see ya on the flip side. hah.

current mood: accomplished

Chet Atkins SST

Lol, most of you who read this have no idea to what that title in green letters means. =P It’s a guitar! hehe, big surprise right? Well I was at guitar center today picking up some Hot Rods (drum sticks) for the youth dept. and I stopped into the acoustic guitar room for abit. Now this Chet Atkins technically isn’t an acoustic guitar…but sorta is. It’s a hollow-body, meaning that the inside is hollow (erm…duh). It has no sound hole, and holes up against feedback very well. Two very good rythm guitarist play these, and man, it’s a nice guitar! (oh, the two guitarist who play them are David Crowder, and Dave Matthews, heh, each respectively hold there own in the music worlds). =P
Anyways, the Chet that I saw was on sale for 899$ because it was used. Wow, it was nice, a nice sunburst finish, that I’ve only seen on a few Chets (David Crowder has one with a sunburst finish). It had a few small dings in it, but man, it was still nice. The strings stunk on it though, very old. I was talking to the clerk and he said that it would be released to sell in 5 days (in used equipment, they hold on to it for 30 days for police check). I could put it on layaway, but it would be 250$ down, and I would have 30 days. Hrm….could be a challenge….hehe, wonder if I should do it, haha.

current mood: listless