Red Rocker

I’m taking an involuntary break from school for a while, so in order to keep busy, I’m throwing myself into my music. For the last 30 years, I’ve been a bass player. In 1996, I sold all of my gear to focus on art, and went a great many years not playing. About ten years …

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Random Thoughts for September

For the past month, I’ve been expanding my contacts in social media. I’ve added a few hundred folks on Linkedin and Facebook, primarily in the comic book creator and fan area. To date, I’ve had a few people who remember me from The Tick and the Malibu Comics days, but so far, I have not …

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Family Praise Time

The youth band we work with had their first gig in church today. My wife was singing, my daughter Miranda joined in singing with her, and my son Max played bass for the first time in front of people. Donnie and Josue are on guitars, and Patrick is on drums. This is the first time …

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Desktop for Today

My desktop for today – a Rickenbacker 4001 bass – sunglow finish. This is the exact one I had back in the 80s. Selling it is one of my biggest regrets in life.

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Fender Refinishing Project

I got the body all painted, and then applied a few coats of varnish today.  It was coming along pretty well, until I got a bit too much on it, and got a run on the front, near the top.  I touched it, trying to smooth it out, and that just made it worse. I …

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Fender Refinishing Project

Finally got around to putting the first coat of paint on my old Fender Precision refinishing project. It’s not going to be as fancy as I’d once hoped it would be, but I need to get it back to a playable state.

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