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Topic: Crucifixion? Good... Out of the door on the left. One cross each.

Bob Guest   Offline  -  Artist  -  03-15-12 12:56 PM  -  9 years ago
Over the years, I've been noticing more and more that the enamel on my teeth was way too soft to be of much good. Whenever a dentist has put in a filling, it would fall out withing a few weeks and there was a greater tendancy towards breakage over the past four years... So it was inevitable that those that remained would eventually come out. So... the appointment was made and I met with my dentist yesterday at the hospital.

It was a scenario I had already become familiar with as I was wheeled into the operating room and helped onto the table. Two extentions were swung out and my arms were strapped down... allegedly so that the IV could be maintained from one side and my blood pressure monitored from the other. But I observed the position I was in and all I could think of was that line from Monty Python's Life of Brian... "Crucifixion? Good... Out of the door on the left. One cross each. Thank you."

To make a long story short, everything came out alright and there were no real complications. It looks from here that I'll be fully functional in time for FilKONtario, in just over a month.

On Tuesday evening, I ventured over the bridge (as I often do) to do some shopping and spend the evening on the American side of the border. I had often passed by the "Port Huron Music Center", but never ventured inside... until now. I was quite impressed with the layout and size of the store. They had a nice selection of ukes, guitars (including a nice accoustic bass I've got my eye on), and drums (ditto on that cajon... but too bad it doesn't have a snare). I could have easily spent $1000 right there... so I bought a guitar strap.

Speaking of cajons... I first interested in them about a year ago. They appear to be not much more than a wooden box, but they can be played like a drum and produce a sound that rivals a much bigger and more expensive drum kit... and doesn't take up valuable space in the studio. I figured it would be nice to have one of these and not have to rely as much on midi tracks. I was thinking further of making my own. I spent the better part of the past year acquiring building plans and setting up my workshop. Unfortunately local suppliers don`t seem to stock the proper grade of wood... so I'm going to have to drive to get it. Once I get it all figured out, my next plan is to make more and market them. Yet another long term goal for my new website.

The next phase of my website setup will be to upload MP3 files and link them to a free download page. Permissions for what I recorded of other people's songs have been acquired (Thanks Tom... Thanks Fred) and a couple unreleased songs have been thrown in.

Reposted from the blog on my new website at

Member Comments:

Bob Guest   Offline  -  Artist  -  03-16-12 11:02 PM  -  9 years ago
Thanks for the words of encouragement.

I managed to get the MP3 files in place this evening... including a working version of The Ballad Of Captain Wayne that I thought was lost. (Actually, I never intended to save it.)
peterpuck9   Offline  -  Participant  -  03-16-12 12:32 AM  -  9 years ago
Looks great! Good luck with it.
Dave AuJus   Offline  -  Artist & D.J.  -  03-16-12 12:08 AM  -  9 years ago
I see your website is coming along nicely.
Good luck on the dentist thing.

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