Posts tagged ‘holidaze’

January 2, 2012

wrapping up 2011

we’ve got a moment to blog so here’s a wrap on 2011:

Those Handsome Hooligans did 2 holiday parties in December to rave reviews and we had a blast!  t’was a great way to end the year off and keep us keen for 2012. we even made it to a gig in a full blown blizzard!  white knuckling indeed!

if u don’t follow our twitter feed, we scored some neon strings over the holidaze.  we’ve been dying to use them since we read about them in BassPlayer mag awhile back.  they look sick and hopefully sound and play well enough.  we’ll post something here when they make their way onto the bass.

2011 ended on a shocking note for Molly’s Chamber as we lost our singer.  so tryouts have been ongoing since the week before the holidaze and now we’ve trimmed the Chamber Idol list down to just 3.  we plan on making each of the 3 jam an entire night with us instead of just 30mins to get a better sense of them and then make a final choice.  fun but a lot of work.  i doubt we’ve ever played PJ’s “alive” so much and so often as we did during the tryouts!  here’s to hoping we get the ball rolling again quickly as gigs are already lining up! all 3 of the finalists are top notch so the outlook is fantastic!

we rented a traynor dynabass 200 to rave reviews for our last gig of 2011

the final count for gigs in 2011 was 41.  if u’d have said we’d play that much a year ago, we’d have laughed at ya.  to say we are pleased with how 2011 went we’d be understating the fact.  so many great times!  we truly had a blast this memorable past year!  its doubtful we’ll get to 41 again in our lives but never say never.  the learning curve was quick and steep in 2011 and well worth every note, every km travelled and every moment spent on the bass.  here’s to a rockin’ 2012!  lookin’ fwd to whatever lies ahead!

December 23, 2010

Top 5 Fave Holidazed Listens 2010

here’s what we’ve been enjoying the most leading up to Santa’s visit:

  1. Christmas Spirit of ’69 – North Pole United
  2. Holiday Hell Yeah – Go Jimmy Go
  3. Winter Wonderland – The Toasters
  4. Rudolph the Reggae Reindeer – Bolivar
  5. Sleigh Ride – Los Straitjackets
December 21, 2010

Presenting….. Early Presents!

some early presents came in…omg, the surprise!

fender vs d'addario time!

first came a pack of medium light long scale (code 9050ML) Fender Flatwounds.  already using the ECB81 D’addario regular light gauge on the MusicMan bass.  sometime in the near future, will change over the EB3 to the Fender Flats for a comparison and also future review here. the back of the pack says they “offer warm, rich tones with reduced finger noise and long life“.  can’t wait to give them a go!

also, as we were shopping for someone else, we came across this hilarious book that we JUST could NOT pick up as a gift to ourselves:

the couch potato bass workout

only cracked it open and have yet to do any of the exercises but lookin’ fwd to it!  somehow, this book and its title just seemed like a good fit and  also the cheap price made it irresistible.  stay tuned….