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(CNN)   Sir, playing the violin while your city burns is not a good look   (cnn.com) divider line
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2021-09-01 8:26:16 AM  
Well it is ok since he isn't the mayor or any elected leader and not named Nero.
 
2021-09-01 8:27:53 AM  
Nearer My God To Thee on Violin - Taryn Harbridge
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2021-09-01 8:30:24 AM  
Ya know, as a musician i kinda get it. Playing music just kind of mellows me out and in a stressful situation can be better than a xanax for relaxing me. Its quicker and none of the nasty x hangover feelings. My only issue in this situation would be that i'm a bass player and dont own an upright because holy hell are they expensive. That and the fact there isn't any power so no place to plug in the Ampeg SVT stack. I do need to look at getting a decent acoustic bass for those "no juice" times.
 
2021-09-01 8:35:16 AM  
What's the matter, subby, people aren't allowed to have fun in your world?
 
2021-09-01 8:36:27 AM  
Looks more like a fiddle to me.


What you fiddlin with over there weirdo?
 
2021-09-01 8:36:51 AM  
Do "Come on Eileen!"  No wait.  I will.
 
2021-09-01 8:37:18 AM  
I really don't see the issue with a guy trying to destress while stuck in evacuation traffic.  Is there something else he should be doing, judgemitter?
 
2021-09-01 8:39:08 AM  

Netrngr: Ya know, as a musician i kinda get it. Playing music just kind of mellows me out and in a stressful situation can be better than a xanax for relaxing me. Its quicker and none of the nasty x hangover feelings. My only issue in this situation would be that i'm a bass player and dont own an upright because holy hell are they expensive. That and the fact there isn't any power so no place to plug in the Ampeg SVT stack. I do need to look at getting a decent acoustic bass for those "no juice" times.


Step 1: Power inverter, preferably in the 1500w range.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Putting the jam into traffic jam.

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2021-09-01 8:39:58 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Do "Come on Eileen!"  No wait.  I will.


Goddammit, now I have "Geno" stuck in my head. It's too early.
 
2021-09-01 8:40:03 AM  
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2021-09-01 8:47:52 AM  

groppet: Well it is ok since he isn't the mayor or any elected leader and not named Nero.


Nero was the Trump of his time, one theory was tht he was involved in burning Rome so he could buy out some land.
 
2021-09-01 8:48:19 AM  

Netrngr: My only issue in this situation would be that i'm a bass player and dont own an upright because holy hell are they expensive. That and the fact there isn't any power so no place to plug in the Ampeg SVT stack. I do need to look at getting a decent acoustic bass for those "no juice" times.


Get yourself a Pignose or a Vox Mini 3 battery powered amp.  I have both and like them.  The Pignose has a better sound but the Vox is more versatile.  They're both about $100.
 
2021-09-01 9:00:31 AM  
Michiru mostra la sua abilità nel suonare il violino
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2021-09-01 9:02:45 AM  

Netrngr: Ya know, as a musician i kinda get it. Playing music just kind of mellows me out and in a stressful situation can be better than a xanax for relaxing me. Its quicker and none of the nasty x hangover feelings. My only issue in this situation would be that i'm a bass player and dont own an upright because holy hell are they expensive. That and the fact there isn't any power so no place to plug in the Ampeg SVT stack. I do need to look at getting a decent acoustic bass for those "no juice" times.


If you're on a budget, I recommend Ovation acou/elecs. Their electronics last a lot longer than other ones I've tried. I have a ~22yo Ovation that I've never had to fix the electronics on. And they're "Cheap" enough that if one is lost/destroyed, I dont end up on my knees crying. The sound is very, very "bright", though.
 
2021-09-01 9:04:19 AM  
Watch in the future as the Federal Govt. dumps tons of cash to rebuild the homes of the rich pricks in Lake Tahoe, but debate endlessly about helping the poor Ida victims in Louisiana.
 
2021-09-01 9:08:33 AM  
He is stuck in traffic, unable to move, and decides to make the best of the situation and provide some comfort for his family. Seems like pure win to me.
 
2021-09-01 9:09:34 AM  
"There was this traffic jam of all traffic jams, it was worse than trying to leave a Grateful Dead concert," he said. "We moved along for about half a block and then it was solid."

I love this quote. Given the context, can we call it peak California?
 
2021-09-01 9:11:05 AM  
I'd say "maybe now climate change will get addressed since rich people's houses are burning", but all I know of Tahoe is it's a tourist destination... and people who actually live in tourist towns tend not to be wealthy, so...
 
2021-09-01 9:14:41 AM  

TheOtherGuy: "maybe now climate change will get addressed since rich people's houses are burning"


if that was true, what's been happening in California for years would have moved the needle long ago
 
2021-09-01 9:21:31 AM  

TheOtherGuy: I'd say "maybe now climate change will get addressed since rich people's houses are burning", but all I know of Tahoe is it's a tourist destination... and people who actually live in tourist towns tend not to be wealthy, so...


Most of the super expensive houses are clear at the other end of the lake. Meyers and Christmas Valley are pretty middle income "bought my house in 1981" folks.
 
2021-09-01 9:40:46 AM  
Nah, subby he's awesome!
 
2021-09-01 9:48:01 AM  
Subby needs to take the tuba out of his/her ass -- music is therapy for many, and I'm sure that dude is stressed as hell right now.
 
2021-09-01 9:50:06 AM  
Fire on the Mountain
Burning Down the House
We Didn't Start the Fire
 
2021-09-01 9:51:20 AM  
"There was this traffic jam of all traffic jams, it was worse than trying to leave a Grateful Dead concert,"

A few years ago, there was an epic traffic jam on Arlington ave because of snowfall, a block away from me. I took all my leftover Halloween candy, and brought it to all the stranded motorists
 
2021-09-01 10:03:41 AM  

tuxq: Netrngr: Ya know, as a musician i kinda get it. Playing music just kind of mellows me out and in a stressful situation can be better than a xanax for relaxing me. Its quicker and none of the nasty x hangover feelings. My only issue in this situation would be that i'm a bass player and dont own an upright because holy hell are they expensive. That and the fact there isn't any power so no place to plug in the Ampeg SVT stack. I do need to look at getting a decent acoustic bass for those "no juice" times.

Step 1: Power inverter, preferably in the 1500w range.
Step 2: ???
Step 3: Putting the jam into traffic jam.

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I've heard those inverters have really dirty power. Not sure I'd be comfortable plugging a $3000.00 head unit into one.
 
2021-09-01 10:08:29 AM  

HeFixesTheCable: Netrngr: Ya know, as a musician i kinda get it. Playing music just kind of mellows me out and in a stressful situation can be better than a xanax for relaxing me. Its quicker and none of the nasty x hangover feelings. My only issue in this situation would be that i'm a bass player and dont own an upright because holy hell are they expensive. That and the fact there isn't any power so no place to plug in the Ampeg SVT stack. I do need to look at getting a decent acoustic bass for those "no juice" times.

If you're on a budget, I recommend Ovation acou/elecs. Their electronics last a lot longer than other ones I've tried. I have a ~22yo Ovation that I've never had to fix the electronics on. And they're "Cheap" enough that if one is lost/destroyed, I dont end up on my knees crying. The sound is very, very "bright", though.


I'll have to give those a thought. Not really on a budget. Thankfully I dont live in a high fire risk area. At 95% humidity the main risk is warping the necks. If i had to evacuate it would be, shall we say, a challenge. Id probably have to leave most of my stuff as I'm at 21 basses and guitars, and 10 amps / Cabinets at this point. Yes i have a problem.
 
2021-09-01 10:56:38 AM  

howdoibegin: TheOtherGuy: "maybe now climate change will get addressed since rich people's houses are burning"

if that was true, what's been happening in California for years would have moved the needle long ago


I've watched Malibu burn several times from my parents' backyard. They'll just rebuild.
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2021-09-01 11:24:41 AM  
Why not?

What's wrong with you, submitter?
 
2021-09-01 11:30:06 AM  
He was calming himself and his family while in sitting in total gridlock down Hwy 50, not knowing if he would ever see his home again.

I've lived in Tahoe on and off for years. This is the worst case scenario because there are only a couple of ways out of town.
 
2021-09-01 11:39:18 AM  

Trocadero: howdoibegin: TheOtherGuy: "maybe now climate change will get addressed since rich people's houses are burning"

if that was true, what's been happening in California for years would have moved the needle long ago

I've watched Malibu burn several times from my parents' backyard. They'll just rebuild.
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Not quite the same, it takes a hundred years ++ to grow that forest of pine trees.
 
2021-09-01 12:16:23 PM  

Breaker Breaker: Trocadero: howdoibegin: TheOtherGuy: "maybe now climate change will get addressed since rich people's houses are burning"

if that was true, what's been happening in California for years would have moved the needle long ago

I've watched Malibu burn several times from my parents' backyard. They'll just rebuild.
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Not quite the same, it takes a hundred years ++ to grow that forest of pine trees.


Try 25-30 years for most pines to reach mature age.  You are thinking hard woods.  This is also why pine is about all you can find at lumber yards for 2x4s etc.
You can also ask google it can explain it to you.
 
2021-09-01 12:17:55 PM  
I know it's serious when the Nevada side stopped the gambling and closed casinos. The flames were probably licking at the gamblers asses when that happened. We live about 100 miles from Lake Tahoe as the car crawls. The few motels in Town, about 7 miles hence, are reporting No Vacancies. We are off the I-599, Exit 419, South of the Sack.
 
2021-09-01 3:22:37 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: I know it's serious when the Nevada side stopped the gambling and closed casinos. The flames were probably licking at the gamblers asses when that happened. We live about 100 miles from Lake Tahoe as the car crawls. The few motels in Town, about 7 miles hence, are reporting No Vacancies. We are off the I-599, Exit 419, South of the Sack.


They probably called it when the eye in the sky couldn't tell marked cards from just ash smudges.
 
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