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#651477 - 04/14/21 10:02 AM [Off-Topic] More curiosity about the people here
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I know Bud and Janice ride trail bikes, I know Notes writes styles, I know Pat Marr does animation, I know Herb trains dogs for search and rescue... What do you folks do outside of music?

My is dictated by my being single, as I have no "couples" things to do. I like small woodworking projects. (Like I needed to rack mount some gear so I rigged up a rack from spare 2x4s.) I love cooking. I play backgammon against my computer and rarely lose. I have played in online tournaments in the past and in fact got to the last 8 in the bracket in one nationwide tournament. The girl I beat to get to that round of 8 posted a comment that said "If you draw this guy, be prepared for the match of your lifetime. He plays like a textbook. Don't wait for him to make a mistake. He won't make one." I also enjoy chess but I don't play it often. I have played matches against people I met on AARP's web page by connecting on Zoom, opening up my online game, and sharing the screen control so the other side can roll and move. Really like strategy based games like that.

I DON'T like yardwork (though I do it), painting (inside or out), and could do home repairs if they were inside the scope of what I can physically handle. I just had my back gutters replaced and while it was something that in years past I could have done, I don't have any desire to be up 30 feet hanging on a ladder. I grudgingly vacuum and wet mop, but things like dusting can wait. It'd be different if I ever had company but it's just me and Chunk and nobody ever visits. That's probably not a shock to anybody knowing my shining personality...

Stuff like Herb did when he built that amazing studio just blow me away. I have tinkered with the idea ever since to buy a 12x24 shed kit and put it the backyard to be my studio. I might even do more actual work with a nice environment. The 2nd floor of mine is dreary and uninspiring. It'd be insulated, have 4 skylights, seating for 6, maybe a 6" raised floor so all the cabling is hidden...

What do you guys do away from music?
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#651497 - 04/14/21 12:03 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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I was gonna pop in and post but you got me covered pretty well.
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#651502 - 04/14/21 12:14 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: Guitarhacker]
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I never forgot how great that studio looks. Here in the city I am limited to a 10x10 size before I need a permit, but I am really thinking about it... All cuz of YOU, you SOB you!!! Studio envy has me considering spending money! Everything about that room of yours is perfect, right down to the color!
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#651512 - 04/14/21 01:05 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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I do a lot of stuff other than music....but the boss is calling at the moment so I will post later. Happy wife, happy life...lol

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#651516 - 04/14/21 03:09 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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ok...back

Riding my bike



Shopping foe food



Growing a few flowers



Building electronics



I think this is called pigging out...lol



Hanging out in Gindelwald Switzerland

[img]https://i.imgur.com/xctrOrg.mp4[/img]


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#651519 - 04/14/21 03:18 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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Going whole hog, eh?
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#651520 - 04/14/21 03:23 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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It's just a Cuban crime of passion...lol

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#651525 - 04/14/21 03:48 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: Planobilly]
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Damn, that pig looks good!
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#651529 - 04/14/21 04:35 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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The pig was good Bob. We do this every Christmas. This is a pretty normal Cuban traditional thing to do. I am not Cuban but my business partner is. His kids are at my house so much I am not sure they know where they live...lol

We did not do this last Christmas because of the pandemic. THe pig has been in the barn so long now he is becoming a pet and none of us has the heart to kill him...lol

WE have a lot of chickens but if the kids find out I killed one they will not eat it. They eat the ones from the store without issue....go figure.

The kids will eat the pigs, sheep or goats or cows I kill and butcher but not the chickens.

The weather here lets us grow vegetables here pretty much year around. I bring seeds from Europe so we have vegetables that you don't see here.

A lot of tropical fruit grows here without issue.

I think I may be the last generation to grow our own food.

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#651530 - 04/14/21 04:41 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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Woodworking, LeatherCrafting, Making and eating Pierogi
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#651534 - 04/14/21 05:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: Planobilly]
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Originally Posted By: Planobilly
This is a pretty normal Cuban traditional thing to do.


When I was stationed in Oklahoma after Vietnam there were a fair number of Puerto Rican soldiers there and twice a summer they did a pig roast. They had this wild looking contraption that was chicken wire on every side welded to a metal frame held together at the corners by pins. The sides were hinged as well. When they pulled the pins the sides fell down. The pit they dug had allowed for about 9 inches on every side and they lowered that cage down onto cinder blocks at the bottom of the pit and thus had heat on the bottom and all 4 sides of the pig. And they had a vented metal hood that laid on the top to trap most of the heat and let some of the smoke out. When it was done they hooked a cable onto the cage and lifted the whole thing up with a hook on a tow truck crane arm. It was quite ingenious how they rigged it. The pig itself sat on it's own metal grate. These guys were all welders and metal workers and built this whole thing from an idea and scrap metal they got from the base. They were all lifers and where we were early 20-ish they were nearing the end of their hitch, like early 40s and up. We would all show up with side dishes and beer.

Mainly beer.

Between those guys they had a car repair business (this the tow truck), had built a race car to run at the local track, and were just outstanding welders. Being in the motor pool I got to know them well and when we had something that was a difficult weld I knew exactly who to call. I used to tell one guy he was so good he could weld air to water.
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#651535 - 04/14/21 05:24 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: KeithS]
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Making and eating Pierogi


THAT I can relate to!!!
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#651537 - 04/14/21 06:04 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: Planobilly]
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When I was growing up we raised hogs and chicken so we always had a good supply of meat and eggs. Dad also hunted and fished so we had plenty of squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and catfish. We also salt cured our meat so we had a year round supply.

We also raised all of our own veggies and Mom would can them so we had a year round supply of veggies too. One of my favorite things to eat was when she would open up some home grown/home canned tomatoes and fix them with macaroni. It's still my most fond memory of pasta dishes.

We didn't have to buy very much at the store food wise. Sugar, salt, flour. corn meal, milk, cheese and pasta were our main purchases.

Man I would love to have a bowl of my Mom's macaroni and tomatoes!
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#651547 - 04/14/21 07:50 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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Pierogi is a new word for me. I had to go look it up. My wife makes something like that based on the recipes I read.

The best part was this quote...lol

"While the origin of the pierogi is often under debate, the exact origin of the dish is unknown and unverifiable. It likely originated somewhere in Central Europe or Eastern Europe, and has been consumed in these regions long before any of the present political nations existed. Today, it is a large part of many Central European and Eastern European cultures.

One legend relates that in 1238, Hyacinth of Poland visited Kościelec, and on his visit, a storm destroyed all crops; Hyacinth told everyone to pray and by the next day, crops rose back up. As a sign of gratitude, people made pierogi from those crops for Saint Hyacinth.[15] Another legend states that Saint Hyacinth fed the people with pierogi during a famine caused by an invasion by the Tatars in 1241.[15] One source theorizes that in the 13th century, pierogi were brought by Hyacinth from the Far East (Asia) via what was then the Kievan Rus'.[16] Some believe pierogi came from China via Marco Polo's expeditions through the Silk Road.[17] None of these legends is supported by evidence, such as the etymological origin of the root pirŭ-."

A food that has it's own saint...that has to be good!

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#651616 - 04/15/21 07:06 AM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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I never forgot how great that studio looks. Here in the city I am limited to a 10x10 size before I need a permit, but I am really thinking about it... All cuz of YOU, you SOB you!!! Studio envy has me considering spending money! Everything about that room of yours is perfect, right down to the color!


LOL... well the paint was left over from painting my daughter's bedroom ceiling and the living room of the old house. I was just being cheap, not so much creative.... This room, is BTW.... 16x16 just so you know. And yeah, I did have to get a building and electrical as well as an HVAC permit to fix it up and do what I did. So yeah... get that permit if you need to and build your dream studio. Life is short.... enjoy it now.
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#651702 - 04/15/21 04:45 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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Outside of music I design, build, and repair electronics - guitar amps, pedals, mic preamps - and I am working on more repair videos for my youtube channel.
I also do some sound design for video games (as well as playing a lot of video games) or other audio recording/engineering.

I go swimming whenever possible, as they're one of the forms of exercise I can actually do with a spine injury, though I do like an occasional light walk in the woods. Otherwise I'm cooking or baking something with my partner, or maybe reading comics. Being autistic, I tend to get very deep into other hobbies from time to time, but those usually don't stick around long enough to be worth mentioning.


Originally Posted By: Planobilly
Building electronics



Nice! What amp is that?
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#651722 - 04/15/21 05:26 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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Hobbies...
Reading, light hiking, light biking, light canoeing, light roller skating. I hate throwing / replacing things when they can be saved, so some appliance repairs, light electronics / electro mechanic repairs, not sure if its considered to be a hobby, but I get a feeling of satisfaction if I am able to fix something, especially if I never touched device before.
I do have a passion of sculpting creatures, but that requires a lot of quiet time which is scarce with 2 children smile


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#651745 - 04/15/21 06:25 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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Simon, please post a link to your Youtube channel!



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#651752 - 04/15/21 06:38 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: eddie1261]
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So many people with the music creative thing are also creative in general. Cooking, art of any kind, building with wood from an idea rather than purchased blueprints, designing electronics... all creative endeavors.

I was a boy raised in the 50s when there was a ridiculous thought process that drew a thick and firm line between what boys did and what girls did, and boys who cooked or baked were teased. My mother, who I realized MUCH later in life was really smart, made sure I knew how to cook at least basic things and made me learn how to do enough sewing to handle emergency repairs. When I was in the Army, a lot of the guys would come to me with a panic stricken look because a button fell off their last clean uniform shirt and I got a lot of free beers because I could sew them back on. Then when I moved off post they would land at my house on weekends with all kinds of food and say "Here. Cook something with this."

I really enjoy creative people! A whole different zone of intelligence coming from the right side of the brain!!

Now what I'd like Simon to build for me is a MIDI thru box with a foot switch that lets me change from setup 1 to setup 5 to setup 3, etc... from a foot switch similar to the Line6 shortboard. Of course that's what a Digital Music MX-8 does, but the cool factor of having it custom built, ya know?


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#651757 - 04/15/21 06:51 PM [Off-Topic] Re: More curiosity about the people here [Re: Rustyspoon#]
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Those are cool. And your kids have little toys nobody else will ever have.
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