Or half full, depending on your outlook
Thanks to Ganzo for passing it on to me
what's there to do in wichita?
well we have bars of course, a lot of them have local musicians on fridays & saturdays; one of the more indie ones called The Anchor has a trivia night that's pretty fun.
Last Friday of every month we have Final Friday, where all the art galleries down town are open up for free & there's once again liquor everywhere, at some of the galleries there's music too; usually blues or jazz or something. It's pretty fun, everyone that goes seems to have a great time
For a few weeks out of the year we have River Fest, which I liked when I was little cause they have parades & boat races & food & all the usual stuff. Kind of gown out of it by now but meh, it's there
WSU has from what I understand a decent basketball team but i've never seen them
The local DIY scene for all ages shows is pretty cool, too. There's not enough of any one subculture to really have genre-specific shows (except maybe metal) so most of the shows I go to are kind of a patchwork of different things going on within the groups and how they kind of evolve and influence each other. Real estate is also cheap as hell here so every time a venue gets shut down there's 2 more people gettin things rolling on 2 new venues
The local record shop is actually pretty cool, too. I can usually walk in with $20 and walk out with 4+ records, which beats $17 for a CD any day of the week
The population here is surprisingly diverse so we have lots of good restaurants; more mexican and asian ones than I could even think to count.
aaand that's about all that comes to mind, i'm sure i'm forgetting some stuff but meh
Any relation to Dr. Drew?
do you prefer T or A?
What, exactly, is Drew half empty OF?
what does ICT stand for, and what is the most awkward moment you ever had while gigging / at a bar / jamming / with a girl?
Also, what's the best sushi in the area?
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gigging - broke a string 2 measures into the first song in the set once
at a bar - various drunks and crack heads starting weird conversations with me & getting unnecessarily handsy. Lately a lot of ugly girls have made an evening out of sending me every signal they know how to & never getting the picture that all I really want is for them to go away. I've probably had to reach down 3 fat girls' shirts in the past month to get my cigarettes back. Not bragging, this is nothing to brag about.
jamming - last bass player we had had been in tons of bands and was kind of building a reputation as one of the better younger bassists in town, or at least in the younger crowd. First jam with him we realized he didn't know how to stay in key, or even tell what key he was in.
with a girl - I got stalked by an ex for awhile. I've always loved cream soda and one time she put a 2 liter of it on my car, called me and told me about it, and watched me walk out and get it from her car which was parked less than a block down. That was creepy as hell. She lives in Washington now, thank god
Best sushi is probably Hanna Cafe
a 2006/07 (probably) schecter tempest custom with a 59/Bro set
200something gretsch 5120 with TV classics
2003 ish Fender Tele HH Blackout with a 59/PG+ set
Gretsch Electromatic pro jet which is currently getting NYII's installed and various other things like another volume on the horn & a B7 instead of the licensed b50
there's the doom stack. Head is a 1969 Dual Showman Reverb, cabs are both 70's ampeg V4 cabs. Top one has 4 eminence wizards, bottom has 2 wizards and 2 swamps in an X
that's the most recent pic I have of the board, but a korg pitch black and a DIY fuzz face have been added since. Pedals shown are - ts9, AD9, regular crybaby modded for true bypass, indyguitarist modded bluesdriver, and the POG
Do you want a career in music, or is it for love?
Did any major musicians/performers ever come out of Wichita?
Have you ever played the song "Wichita Lineman"? Were you able to hold your meal afterward?
How's life treating you -- college, GF, money? Is the economy biting your butt?
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does that stack sound fendery or marshally?
Also, when you're not drinking / gigging / jamming / trying to have "laterally enhanced" females get the heck away from ya, what is your favorite thing to do? (Classes don't count ;-))
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Uhh well I dunno if or how many came out of wichita, but i know joe walsh, Kansas (obviously), the esoteric and the get up kids all came from here. Split Lip Rayfield is all from here, if you're into bluegrass at all. Also i guess the host from Survivor is from here.
I've never heard that song before and don't really want to. I hate football, and every song i've heard about football has made me wanna shoot myself in the head. Those 2 things shouldn't mix
I'm in my 2nd year of college right now, next year I'm moving up to Baldwin City (Topeka/KC/Lawrence area) to go to school at Baker, which is thus far giving me around 8 g's in scholarships. I still have a couple in the works with that as well so we'll see. So yeah, things are goin pretty well there.
No girlfriend right now, but i've been talking to one and she made me a ****load of cookies the other day and has been calling me every day lately so it's looking favorable. She's pretty awesome, first tat-less one i've had in awhile.
Economy really didn't hit here like I've heard it did elsewhere, i mean it's a little worse but not really from what I can tell
After all that stuff my next favorite thing to do is read, I suppose.
wichita lineman is a really beautiful song ... not about football at all ... the chords and melody of that song are just perfect ... very chill tune ... i have heard a pretty happenin instrumental version by jonny A ... REM did one too ... and i think that the daleo brothers worked up a cover of it taht was pretty sensational ... really, go listen to a few versions of it and come back to give us your impressions of it
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