Sunday, April 26, 2009

Calm Like a Bomb

It's Sunday morning and I was up way too early today. I had a few beers last night, not enough to make me hungover or super drunk or anything. I went to sleep at about 1130, which is pretty early for me. Then for some reason this morning I was wide awake at 4am. I tried to force myself to go back to sleep but that only lasted until 545am when I just couldn't sleep anymore.

I was still a little groggy so I really couldn't write anything. Instead I just surfed the web a bit and tried to go back to sleep at around 7. That lasted about 2 hours and finally I just got up. I staggered down the stairs and into the garage to work out and run on the treadmill for a while. It's been over a week since I last did either one, because I got lazy last week. I only did 1.75 miles today since I hadn't run in a while and was already dieing on the treadmill. Figured I'd wait until tomorrow to really kill myself while running.

After a shower and change of clothes the song "Calm Like A Bomb" by Rage started playing on my itunes playlist. If you don't know this song, go listen to it. It has one of the best opening bass lines ever in my opinion. So of course, I had to relearn how to play it right that second. I used to play bass almost everyday when I was in college just to kill time and because it was fun to play along to my favorite songs. I still know how to play quite a few songs, but not nearly as many I used to know. Bass is also a pretty good workout for your hands and forearms. So I relearned how to play that song, then started playing a few others (Chick Magnet, Disco Inferno, Pawn Shop, Groove Is In The Heart, I Will Survive, Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts). As you can see from the picture above, I have an extensive music collection which is why I like to play songs from all types of genres.
After that, and a quick discussion of Lost and how skinny Lindsay Lohan is over text messages, I'm ready to get some grub and start my day.


Neeebs said...

Q7: If you REALLY want a cool bass line, go on Youtube and look up, Yes: Tempus Fugit. Talk about killer bass. Also, there are a number of "regular" folk on YOUtube that have recreated that particular bass line with great competence.

QuadSevens said...

Thanks for the tip. I will definitely check that out. Maybe after some practice I'll have it down too.

QuadSevens said...

Ok...maybe after a lot of practice. That bass line is ridiculously fast! But it sounds awesome!

Neeebs said...

That bass line is incredibly fast. I just thought I'd give you something to Really go for it.

If you are unfamiliar with Chris Squire, he is one of the classic rock bass legends. He plays the bass with a pick and uses the instrument like a lead guitar. Sick stuff.

Keep it up.