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The Most Ever Paid For A Sears Bass Guitar

It helps that it was once played by Kurt Cobain, I suppose. I’m guessing that this is the only time the term “provenance” has ever been used in conjunction with a Sears bass guitar, though I’m not accepting bets on this. Ten years ago, this probably would have ended up in a Hard Rock Cafe somewhere. Neither Christie’s nor the… Read more →

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

It’s a busy weekend for Radio Radio – they host the entertainment for the Scooter Rally tomorrow night (with Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes as well as Bigger Than Elvis), and they bring in Jonathan Richman and Vic Chestnutt on Sunday evening. Deano’s Vino presents the Shirtless Biddles’ CD release part tonight. Babs Randall performs tomorrow. The Vollrath… Read more →

Cincinnati Bass Blast

Looks like there’s going to be a rather large gathering of bassists in Cincinnati in a few weeks, and it might have to show up on my calendar. The performers look interesting, and I’m still kicking myself for missing Doug Johns when he rolled through Indy a few months ago. In the meantime, I’ve got enough notes and practice tips… Read more →

Fountain Square Music This Weekend

No music at Big Car Gallery this weekend, but they are showing some vintage sci-fi movies in a supporter’s back yard – check the website for more information. Deano’s Vino has Ann McWilliams tonight and the Last Drop Jug Band tomorrow. The Vollrath Tavern presents “I Like To Party!” tonight – it’s a DJ night, and I think the name… Read more →

Fun Fact

Phil Chen, the bassist behind Jeff Beck’s “Loaded” and many, many other recordings, hasn’t changed his strings in 45 years. Or so.  I’m sure you could give or take a year on that and get the same results. So why do I want to change strings (at $25 or so a pop) before every gig? The urge is usually controlled… Read more →

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