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Episode · 6 months ago

Gleaming the Tube

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On this brand spankin' new episode of the world's greatest podcast, we discuss Dave's transformation into a slug thanks to streaming services. He's come up with a laundry list of shows bound to make you put on stained sweatpants (optional) and forget about the outside world. But that's not all folks! Nate also explains why Seinfeld and the Simpsons are prison staples, PLUS the sex appeal of a shiny new bass guitar. 

Of course, in the Selling Out tradition, we also pack this episode full of banter that'll make Nana blush. CLICK PLAY

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What it does is reaches into a brainchemically and not teach your happiest memory chemically and in flocks on thatemotion and creased it chemically, and then it keeps your happy happy hello, hello, hello and thank you fortuning into the selling out show where you screw up life at our leisure. ForYour listening pleasure, I am one of your host David shels and over hereright by my side, is my partner in crime and good friend, nate Gorzenski,but nate before you say hello, I have a bone to pick with you. Oh yes, do tellit's a big one. It's a big bone man, I've full of big bones. Some big Bo you make me feel so old. You know thatyou make me feel like I am freaking ancient and the reason is you remindedme the other day that the doctor Octagon Album is twentyfive years Alo Yeah Yeah Twenty five years and for the uninitiated for thelisteners out there who don't know who dor octagon is. You are free to Googleon your free time, but there was an artist named cool Keith. Well still isan artist yeah and he made an amazing outstanding record back in one thousandnine hundred and ninety six, but to think it was that long ago, hurts medeep inside to my very core now that is out of the way nate. How are you thisfine day? It's funny you should mention that, because not only did the doctor,gon project have an a birthday if you will, but I recently got a little older. I mean I guess,we're getting older every day but M, but I turned twice as old as I need tobe to drink booth. I turned forty two the other day and then yeah man, so Icould technically drink twice as much. I think that's how it goes. No, no, nothow it works. I like the logic, but it is wrong as hell yeah man, but maybesome day I'll, do a cool, key mates, notes or something because he's got alot of history and the dor octagonal was very important to us as kids. It isvery off the wall. Kind of bizarre hip hop great production, just a good album. Alot of our youthful adventures had that album as a sound track. If you write sobut anyway, yeah man, I don't know how are you doing lately besides feelingold? Well, the that's a problem. Isn't it that's, that's something I shouldreally seek help for because it beyond you reminding me how ancient I am. Imean you go in a social media and it seems like every other day. There'ssomeone trying to say. Oh remember when this came out thirty years ago and youlike Oh grab Holy Holy Moly, you I've, you know with these years that I dohave you think I'd be wiser, smarter. I don't know more in tomb with the world,but that's not true. Not at all. I have just been completelywasting my life in front of the television lately. Oh Yeah Yeah. It'sobscene, I feel like a lot of people, are doing. I feel, like the youth arejust sitting in front of different screens. So you're not really out oftouch you just maybe you're more in tune with popculture than you think, because I think life in general is just screensnowadays. NOPE, it's not trying to get in touch with anybody just trying todrop out man. I just lay around I watch the boo tube and I mean do the list ofseries I have been binge watching or...

...just like. Following up on is out thereman I mean I got hbt right, yeah, it's alm on there, I'm watching freakingbawlers Silicon Valley. I mentioned you last episode. I finally startedcatching up on the left overs. I finish that I hope we can touch upon that. Idon't know if you have much to say about it. I don't know how. How did youfeel when you finished it? Did you were you? Were you disappointed? Were youdid you at least understand where I was coming from it? Even if it wasn't yourcup of tea like? How did you find it? The ending of the left over is was, Idon't know man it's one of those things where I was feeling fairly unsettled. Iwas depressed. I was sad right, that's kind of the Bibe, it wil.Definitely the VIBE. It wasn't one of those series where it makes you feelwarm and fuzzy inside it does make you question some things in the way thatyou may be perceive life or how you treat people or yourrelationships, and it was a good series of very good series a and I can totallysee why you dig it because you were black yeah yeah, it's tar so but it'sdark. It touches upon some important issues as far as humanity goes like thewhole point of the show, it's not even so much about the I mean the charactersI feel like are great. I feel like they're realistic there, even if thesituation isn't realistic. The reactions and the authenticity of thecharacters in the acting is great, but I also feel like it touches upon likeit's basically about what humanity does when it's faced with something itdoesn't understand. Like science has gotten us to the point where weunderstand a lot more, you know about the world we live in, but what happenswhen something totally unexplainable at this point like we, don't have thetools to understand it. What do we do and that's where things like mythologycome in or weird behaviors, like some people just break down and can't handleit? Some people just move on with their lives. A lot of people commit suicide,but a lot of like mythological beliefs and religions pop up because ofunexplained phenomena and as the world has moved to this point,where we understand more and more religion seems to make less and lesssense to a lot of us, and that show shows that, like what would happen, Idon't know it's just there's a lot of weird cults that pop up there's peoplequestioning their faith, there's other people whose faith get stronger. I findit even though I'm an atheist, and I think a lot of religion is silly. Ifind that stuff fascinating, because there's a part of me that kind of stillis bummed out that I don't have faith anymore like I feel like that feelingwhen you realize something like there's, no real magic or there's. No, I getthat bummed out kind of feeling, sometimes, and in that movie I meanthat movie, that show kind of kind of touches upon that subject and makes mefeel something about mythology and that sort of I don't know it hits me in thefields Dave Yeah. Well, I mean that's the point of a good series right youput on that shoe the other person shoe and get to kind of explore thingsthrough that character's eyes instead and that was very effective sure on theleftovers plus you'll be terribly jealous, because you know we are men inour s right of Justin thoros bad, Oh man, I know I'm trying to I like yeahfuck is this guy have abon abs and he's got this this no spoilers here, butthere's some times you see his butt, cheeks sure man and you go my buttcheeks. Don't look like that? What the fuck is this guy doing a just inthrough was doing it and he was that's how he don't know what he's doingthat's, how he was with Jennifer Anistan for all that time. You know hehe was with her during that time. I believe yeah, but it could be the buttshees yeah, the but cheeks, and the real tattoos he's got tattoos Oliver'sback. I thought that was just a thing for his character, even though theynever really they touch on it a little.

They mention his tattoos, but it turnsout. Those are adjusting, throws real tattoos, a huge piece, huge back piece,dude. Yes, now let me let me just continue withthis list. Sure yeah, I really just. I want to expose myself. Okay, I justwant to say I get easily distracted when the left ores are brought up. IApologize No, no, we might even dive into it later. Who knows but right nowI am opening up the trench coat okay and showing everybody my wares, becausethat's not where I stopped. I mean it wasn't just on HBT I've finishedJupiter's legacy, shupiter ascending, no lake, okay, which is based on acomic book anyway. So so, but I'm not giving a review here. That's not whatwe necessarily do right. I watch big foot on Hulu, which was adocumentary about some dude who worked on a weed farm back in the S and hearda story about big foot, killing three Mexicans weird. So he all these yearslater he goes to investigate what was going on, but it was. It was a fairlygood documentary cool. Speaking of those on Amazon, prime, I watched thelast drive in this weird movie called Ring Master about this director'sobsession with making this guy from his home town to onion rings. Famous dude is it's. I don't really. Icouldn't do it justice by words, because when you first look at it inthe description you go. Okay, it's going to be about some oneing rings,I'm fat I like to eat. So let me watch this, but it's really much more thanthat right was it great, not necessarily, but the it was worth awatch greater. I went so far greater than the some of its parts. Maybe soyes, I mean that night to like to it. Two Am, and I watch another documentarywhich I can't even remember the name of, but it was all about the artist thatcontributed their work to the early success of Dungeons and dragons that's,but it was actually that was pretty. It was actually pretty good. Let's see, I've been watching mayor ofeast town on a yet again h Bo. I heard that's another depressing story. It is,it is, but here's where I'm going to get the most depressing and I'm justgoing to stop my list out, because I could go on okay, but this is this. IsI'm bringing this back to? What I brought up in the beginning of our showhere yeah is that there is a series called cruel summer, which is nowairing on Hulu. Okay, I think I've heard of it seen ads is fairlyinteresting. It's about a young girl and her trials so days the sound, soCarbin copy her trials and tribulations, but it's really nice about an abductioneverything else, but I'm getting ahead of myself here. The point is that thebeginning of the story issues- fifteen years old in one thousand nine hundredand ninety three and I'm like all great some nostalgias stuff going on herecool and then I did the math. That's your age. Exactly exactly yea like Iwas fifteen in nineteen mother, fucking. Ninety three, so then I made myselffeel bad all over again, but I mean dude like just so much TV for me and Ican't get away from. I don't know why I'm not being more productive O. It'sbeen a IADEC cut yourself, some slack Dave. No, I'm not using that anymore.That excuse is no longer applicable because, oh yeah, you live in axes. Youcan go anywhere, not that. Well I mean not that I would I still I've fullyvaccinated. I still wear a mask right wild. I try to be responsible, but Imean all the productivity. I lose all the tools that I have before me that Icould be using to produce something of my own yeah to spit out Sir into theworld, and I do nothing. I just go. Click. Click. Click! Click! Oh, mythumb hurts from skipping the credits on the remote control. So what's thematter with me? Well, I don't know man. I feel the same way. I feel like it'shard to get out of this Rut of just binge watching and whatever I am goingto applaud your...

...your exploratory nature like checkingout new stuff, because you mentioned the leftovers. I've watched that showprobably four or five times all the way to insane it's crazy. How do you dothat? I mean listen, I'm watching all these yeah all these new things, but Idon't know how many, how many series could someone actually re watch again,let alone four times. Well I'll, tell you that's one of those shows wherethere are a lot of details early on that you miss. If you didn't know whatwas going to happen later. So when you re watch it, it's really kind ofinteresting little news segments in the background where you hear somethingabout something you find out about later in the show that you wouldn'thave even paid attention to the first time- and it's also- I don't know because it touches uponthose deep subjects and things you start. I start to notice a lot becauseI guess they have a real religiousscholar. There's a guy named RESA. Aslan he's, I don't know, he's he's ascholar of religion he's written a bunch of books. He shows up on newschannels as a consultant like I've, seen him even on Fox News and justdifferent, not that I watch Fox News, but I just mean he's somebody thatshows ower and he's. He writes books on religion and whatever, and he was aconsultant on that show. So there's a lot of stuff. That's like this is this:Guy Really knows how religions are formed, the purpose of certainstructures and this, and that and and so it went into that- and so I findthat Shit really interesting and and they do it pretty authentically and I'dmentioned. I think on our last episode that when, when we mentioned the leftovers another time that the author of the book was involved in because theleft or is based off a book, the source materialize, a novel and the author wasinvolved throughout the whole thing. So I had both the creative direction ofthe original author and had input by a scholar of religion and mythic thingslike that, and I found it to be deep enough where I get something out of it.Every time I watch it. I am starting to get to the point now where I've seen itso much that I start to knit pick like. If I was that actor, I might have saidthat line differently like I'm getting to that point where I'm having troublekind of like getting into it as much because I've seen it so much that Ijust know it. You know and I'm just yeah. I understand yeah I to listen.Let Me Tell You uh, let me tell you something there. Buster Brown, when Isent you a text while I was watching the show, I hadn't completed the seriesyet and I tossed out a theory. You immediately wrote back what was like. Oh, I just saidsomething that was wrong. Oh you don't want to spoil it now. Yeah, Iunderstand for yeah. It was about like where this letter was going into whomand you were like nope a yeah. I probably shouldn't have said anything.Yeah yeah is made me feel like a dumb dumb. That's all! No! I'm like I'm, notinterpreting. It is properly. I I'm not smart enough for this program. No, you had a really good. That was a asound guess. I will say that or a sound on you know, but you know it turned outto not be true, and I had yes information about something going on inthe future, so you know that you had yet to see. So I don't know Ye Watch atall for time. I you know everything inside now: Oh yes, but anyways. Soaside from watching that show over and over my household is all about re watchingbinged series, like my girlfriend works from home, so she's home all day andoften has the TV on in the background. While she does her stuff on hercomputer and she's re watch like she'll just binge showsshe loves like crime, procedural, like criminal minds and bones, and thingslike that yeah and I swear she's...

...watched both of those two series that Ijust mentioned, probably at least all the way throughtwice and those are long. Those are network TV which seasons are likethirty. Five episodes as opposer yeah leftover is the whole thing, is twentyeight episodes, not that long really, and but she watches all that shit manover and over she's we've re watched. The whole new girl for comedy you knowZoe Dishne, which sure yeah I have a huge crush on Zoe dashall. Would you doriminal really yeah me manic, Pixie, Dream Girl, that's what she is okay, Imean, I know who she is, but I don't yeah that's about it, but you've alwayshad like this. I don't know man like me and you like see different things andgirls, and you have to kind of go down to the rabbit hole here and do what yougot into your desires. But I remember back in the day cursed and Dunse Dude,one of your Ah freshes, and I was always like what the fuck yeah. Well,you know it's, I think. A lot of it is finding someone that has sort of alittle different look, not that everyone looks the same. Otherwise Ijust mean there's something about them. Like Harson Donte. Didn't I don't knowshe is something unique about her face and if she got a little, did shedevelop like pretty buck om I mean I was you know, I'm just saying sheturned out to be a hotty like I don't know. If you watch, what's the moviecalled the large von Tree movie, it's called Melancholia. She does a lot oflike sitting out under the moon naked on or not a lot of it, but they showher doing that almost like bathing in the moonlight and or anyway at nightshe's outside naked- and it was my dream- come true yeah. He occupies histime watching Kirsten duns bathe in the moon like he at least it's not watchinga document about onion rings. Hey, let me tell you that was something else:okay, that was, it was interesting. Well, the least I'm sure it was theycan make any subject interesting. If you get the right filmmaker on it, andI watched a documentary about a Dr Pepper Bottling Plant in such andsuch town. I don't know if it was New Mexico or what, but they stuck withthis like the original recipe. So I don't know it was all about that was inWaco Texas, a lease seen that one only shit, you know what I'm telling youwent all the way they were like the original and then Dr Pepper was likeshutting them down right. Why am I not surprised that you've seen this yeahwell like to pepper and that's your fault as well our teenage years? Inever had Dr Pepper. I move into your house for a summer and I'm addicted tothis stuff yeah. So thank your parents for that sure,but for buying it plus they bought name Brand Soda, which is pretty prettydecent yeah. You know I mean come on. You Mar no come kids. Okay. There thanks John Hammond, but yeah yeah. I've seen that one that waspretty good, but anyway, yeah like I was just saying: You've. Definitelyyou've been more exploratory in your viewing. I tend to re watch things thatI really liked, or I don't even know where to start, because you know theseare all being advertised almost equally on you watch net Flix, you don't know,what's going to be a piece of Shit, new, Adam Salor, film versus this, that Ye, but I've definitely been leery to checkthings out, and I re watched the Jinks, the Robert Durs documentary series. Ineed to be check that out. If you haven't seen that I don't know, if youa someone else, recommend that to me recently as well. They said it was likeolder yeah, it's like probably eight years ago, so yeah seven years. I saidit was very good. You know what I find interesting is how you mentioned thatyour girl watches those shows, even though she's seen them many times, butyou mentioned, while she's doing stuff working from Home Huh. Now this issomething that's legit for real. This whole ambience TV show thing yeah wheresomeone's seen something so many times. They don't necessarily need to focus onit, but when they're, cooking or cleaning or whatever it's almost likehaving music one, they put it on to...

...occupy their mind. Yea and I get it andI don't. I don't know because in my household there's this big great divide,my wife is a friend's fanatic. I never was really into France. I was aSinfield Guy Right. I love Sinfield, I've seen them all. I haveparaphernalia in my house, so don't contact the F Bi right comebust and you get that sign filled funcal pop, oh shit got a, but how oldwas George Tostan in that episode? Is this legal? He was in the pool yea, but the thingis is like me when seined comes on or if it's on Holo, whatever I might watchan episode, but I I've seen it like a hundred times. I got to be in the moodfor it HM. I don't just put it on to put it on right. If that makes anysense, it does maybe I'm just wired differently or something I don't know.First of all, I will say that we are sort of in the same boat and that youand I are both Sinfield people and our significant others, our friends people,because Carley's obsessed, she's watched friends all the way through atleast once you know, since we've had the streaming technology or whatever.But speaking of Steinfeld, that's a series that I've probably seen everyepisode several times and a lot of that comes from network television, Fox TV,whatever it was Fox. Twenty five in our area, I assume nationally, would play acouple episodes of sinfield every day, like I shape baby exactly and when Iwas in jail, you don't get much for channels. You get like the local,whatever ABC, if Philly, exactly all that Shit and they would always playwith it, was always something you can guarantee would kill because old thingsabout killing time and there it would kill an hour. You'd Watch, SutonSinfield in the simpsons at like seven and then at eleven o'clock. Again therewas another episode of Sinfield and simpsons it like a different one fromearlier. So that's those shows both of those shows seinen. The Simpsons havebeen around so long that they could play two different episodes per day andyou know, and and it was still like it would take you forever to get throughthem, but it killed a lot of tilly tailored for acaptive audiocast. That was a couple hours since in since I felt killed likefour hours or now two hours of my day every day in jail. Thank you, Fox TVyeah. Imagine getting locked up and you're like Hey God, put on thatHolohan, you don't get a Honomeku. You are an inmate and you're like why. Whydid I commit the crime? We Mani need to scream dude, it's funny in detofacilities, I mean I'm sure not in prisons, but in detak facilities. Theynow have smart t vs, and things like that like which is prettygood for people going through that, like I unfortunately had some issues.Last year I mentioned with pain, medication that I was on and I had togo get some help like just to get off them and when I was in there I was likeHoly Shit. We can just stream shit like it's a lot easier to go through thosefew days when you can just Binge Watch Shit, and I also noticed that sinceI've been doing well after that, I would do what's called commitments. Idon't want to get to into the nitty gritty here, but where I would do, Iwould speak as recovering person, you know, and they would because it was a pandemic.They would beam me into you know digitally into the facility instead ofhaving us go in and speak there and you'd a pear as a holograms yeah yeah,three dos like exactly but now what I marvelled at was that a lot of thepeople, because you see them like a skip, call or zoom conference at. Ifyou will I'd be speaking, my whole screen was full of different faces. Alot of them were holding tablets seemingly in bed like they just giveall the patients tablets to watch the commitment speaker. They call it likethe person that speaks anyway. It just blew my mind. It's like technologies tothe point where I don't know if they will start putting things like that injails, they they're more about taking...

...things away from prisoners. It seemyeah they. You know they don't even give tv in our county where I liveanymore. But, although I haven't been ou on anyway, you were very impressedby having the streaming services and Rehab Right. If you went to passagesMalibu, the actors actually show up into you to your room and they performan act right in front of you. So right there you go yeah, that's how a freeplug for passages Malibu yeah, exactly they only charge like thirty grand aweek or whatever it is with a guy on the commercial he's like. I was anaddict. No, I'm not I'm sure, I'm not only the president,I'm also a client. Okay, Si Boro size burling of De toxes, his us, like packspack prentice, that's the dues name, yeah sure. I'm sure this on the birthcertificate, all right, packs, yeah, whatever their moon unit, EsheMustt, be a Zappe deep down yeah. He could he's a diesel or and a moon unit,yeah weasel. I can say that all day and just fucking walk around does all. But anyway, I don't know man, that's soyeah. I guess it's a wrap. This up. I need to get. I don't know, what's goingon? What am I doing? How do I? I mean I've been reading a little bit too,which is good. The same time like I said, I'm just like a fucking. I couldbe a cat right if, if suddenly tomorrow, I was just transformed into a cat,nothing would change except you might not be able to hit the remote as easily. This is the point of the program whereI like to think our partners. Yes, indeed, lemon squeezy. These are greatproducts and companies and you should be checking them out now. We make iteven easier because we get some coupon codes. That's right, Hash Tag, deals,deals it's like stealing nat. It really is it's like running out of the storewith Free Shit, wow called the cops call the Po Po first step. We haveAlpine hemo. The C B D Revolution has arrived. Now you can be suffering froma wide range of elements or maybe need some better sleep, just some bettertechniques to relax. Well guess what C B D is there to help? An Alpine hemphas great prices on these products. So don't wait. VISIT ALPINE HEMP COM. Wealso have northland vapor com, vate juice, baby. I love to vap. I am aformer smoker and I say former because aping changed my life. It made me feelbetter. Healthier and Northern Vapor helped me get there all of the elegansare dyke tone and artificial, sweeten or free. You may be asking yourselfDave why the ell is that important, because guess what big tobacco ain'ttelling you what's in their products but northland they care now both ofthese sites. You can visit them and use coupon code selling out nineteen tosave nineteen per cent of your entire order. Hence what I was saying earlierabout running out of the store with that big old discount. Now, last butnot least, we have spunk Lub, Oh nate, the smungle. We talk about it everyepisode, but what else is there to say hm? You can't go for the ride. If you can'tget inside, I think we came up with a new catchfrogs for them. An de you go put that on a t, shirt baby. I put that on ashirt. They should do that immediately and send you a royalty check, but yeahspunk Lub is used by professionals in the adult film industry, and now youcan have it delivered discreetly to your home check them out at spunk Lubotoday, and you can thank me later now. What do you say? We hop into some natesnotes: detup your LP in time for nate. No, no,...

...the Bass player, the loser of the band.Everyone wants to be the guitar hero, Doing Solos, or at least the guy, whocan grab an acoustic and entertain all the other party goers, or they want to be the singer, drawingthe bulk of the attention, singing the words and drumming who doesn't lovedrumming, who doesn't tap on the steering wheel listening to music asthey drive, drummers are cool, but the bass player is often under appreciated,true and lots of music. The base line is a bit simpler than the guitar lines.It was certainly easier for me to get into base as a kid. Then it was forfriends of mine to get started on the sixth string. I was fortunate that Ihad an innate sense of rhythm and a pretty good ear from melody. I had acouple o years of childhood piano lessons but spent far more time, justpoking around on the household piano, making up little songs of my own. When I was about eleven, I had a friendwho was as into music as I was, and we started fantasizing about starting aband. He wanted to play guitar and he actually even had an old electricguitar in his house, so he could get started. We knew a kid that had a drumset and had been playing for a few years. By that point, we realized that all we needed was abase player to complete our band line up, and since I was the guy without aninstrument I figured I might as well be that dude. This was the early s duringthe alternative music explosion and fortunately there were a few prominentbasis in the music. We were into guys that weren't just background playersholding down the low end characters like flee from the red, Hot Chili,peppers, Robert True, he from infectious grooves and suicidaltendencies and, of course, less claypool front man and weird o Bassplayer extraordinary from Primus. It went from my band needss a basis soI'll do what I got to do to wow. This instrument is a lot cooler than manypeople realize myself included. I started to get excited about the base. My twelfth birthday came and my parentsgot me a P V fury standard for string base. I was so excited I got to jamwith my friends and found that I was good at learning things by ear,whatever sense of melody and musical logic, I had discovered on the pianotranslated to this instrument and that's a good thing, because I neverended up taking base lessons. As with the piano, I was more interested injust sitting in my room figuring little melodies out on my own. Now the base line isn't always the mostinteresting part of a song when isolated when played with noaccompaniment. So when I would jam alone in my room again sand's lessons,I started figuring out, multi string cords, so it sounded fuller to me. Itwas just because I thought it sounded cool. I didn't know the names of any ofthe things I was doing. I would play more standard stuff when playing withmy friends alongside guitar and drums, even learning some easier songs byNirvana and Pearl Jam, for example, but at home I would do my own thing.Basically strumming the base like a six string, the band fizzled out as our personaland social preferences changed. I started smoking and experimenting withdrugs which those dudes weren't into and we drifted apart. A couple years later, I ended upfinding some other friends to play with that shared both my musical and extracurricular interest. I played in a few bands, still not formally trained, butby now my solo style of base playing had developed enough, where I couldbasically hold down the sound enough to wear in one band. We didn't even have aguitar player at all,...

...just drums vocals and me on the baseplaying chords and using effects petals to kind of thicken things up. I had alot of fun adventures with my bands in those days, but all good things mustcome to an end and those extra curricular activities I mentioned thedrugs ended up becoming the bulk of my schedule. For years I basically stoppedplaying music and focused on drugs full time it was a dark twenty h years, but in the last few years since layingoff the dope, I've started jamming with some new friends and my interest inmusic has been fully re. Ignited. I've been playing lots of shows, obviouslyexcluding last year, which was spent in quarantine, but thankfully, in allthose years I never got rid of the two bases I owned in my teens. So despitestarting from scratch in many respects, I at least had an instrument to play, but of course these are thirty ish yearold instruments and ones that weren't exactly taking great care of. I was grateful that they still workedat all wearing one piece, even none the less. There have been some issues withwarping in general, wear and hair I've been able to do my job with them, butbarely. If I'm being honest, I recently decided that it's time to get a newbase. I figured that if I were still on dope I'd blow through hundreds ofdollars in a week and have nothing to show for it. I've been good it's timeto treat myself and to stop embarrassing myself in front of my bandmates with a dilapidated thirty year old instrument. I ordered a really nicefive string fretless base online from sheter guitars. It's gorgeous.Unfortunately, with the pandemic, not only have more people been orderingguitars, presumably wanting something to keep themselves busy, but I wouldimagine the factories where they make them have been shuddered for a while.So the demand is up and the supply is down Bummer, I'm now waiting on a listto get my beautiful new base. It could be months. Fortunately, I have anawesome girlfriend. A few weeks ago it was my birthday and we were heading todinner when she said you want to stop a guitar center to see what they have.I've got a base on backwarder, I said yeah, but that's going to be a while.Wouldn't you like a new one in the meaning time wow, so we went to GuitarCenter and of course, their inventory was quite picked over too, but with thesupply demand issues I mentioned, but I was able to find an awesome, shiny, newfore string also by Schechter the company. I had ordered the other onefrom it's beautiful. It stays in tune. It sounds crisp and new and I look alot less like a sloppy homeless dude. Now that I don't play a banged updecade's old instrument after all this time, I can finally feel as good aboutbeing a bass player, as I did when I first discovered Primus as a teenagernow at forty two years old. Maybe I can think about getting lessons, so Itechnically know what the fuck I'm doing now you didn't have to fight foryour base a Guitar Center Right. It wasn't like the trading cad thing,that's going on right now. Now it wasn't like the Pandemonian.There wasn't a stampede like in Israel, okay or whatever, okay good good,because you know that'd be that'd, be rough, but no man, that's great. Themoral of this story is if you treat yourself good, you're entitled to NiceThings. You know what I mean. That's true man and that I apply that in mylife to I mean I don't know it's almost like replacing one addiction withanother, sometimes yeah. You know with me and comics. Forexample, like I don't drink any more, really right. It's like Oh! I must besaving all this money because I'm not a swimming around in booze. It's like no,no, I spend a lot of money on comic...

...book. Yeah do so yeah, but still a base,like you said, you've been waiting decades to buy one. Now you get twoyeah and the funny thing is the last one I bought back in like ninety fiveor whenever it was ninety six. I bought from your uncle who was in a local band,and you know, and he gave me a sweet dealon. It- was a really nice fender precision base, which is a good base,but and I've had it this whole time, which says a lot about the instrument,and I appreciate that your uncle so sold it to me. But anyway, it's abouttime. I got myself a new and an anyone's really shiny and beautifulyeah. It's beautiful you mentioned is beautiful. You can say that a coupletimes I was like O he's impressed, and maybe I let me ask you this: The otherbase was offender is lasted for three decades right, yet you didn't go fender this time. Ididn't. No. This is reliable product, but I don't want it. I want the shiny,checker baby. Well, it's funny. You say that, because I just found out from afriend of mine who works in the guitar industry, I mean he's a guitar teacher,but he also has friends that fixed guitars he's more he's to work at astore that ordered them shatter, who I ordered from is now owned by fenders,so the ones that you're talking about that. You know well look at that, soyeah full circle yeah. So it really has me inspired to play it more because itsounds so good. It's new, it's just it's rekindled, some kind of passion for making music again that Imean was already kind of rekindled since I've been off drugs, but it'slike even more so with a new instrument. I just always want to touch it. Youknow it's shiny, that's great! That's great because, like I was saying as faras collecting goes you a you often want to keep things in a box right man, butnot with an instrument you like now. I got a freaking pull this out and playit. That's has what I got to do. I got to get my hand. I got to get this inGreasy, put Milagro it yeah exactly. I got a fucking get this thing rockingand rolling here so that that's pretty God dam cool yeah. So it was a nicebirthday. You know. That's basically, my story just wanted to say that at mygirlfriend rules and yeah you know life is life is good today, folks, that'sthe Monte. It's a good thing and you are the bass player. That's right! Nobody likes the BASS player. Nobody invites him to parties. No, no!None of that. But here's a question for you and I want you to answer as fast ashumanly possible. Okay, Greatest Bass, player of all time- oh Jesus, I'mtempted to say Claypool, but really yeah, I don't know maybe JackoPastorius wait- was that the racer with the legs now the Antt who shot hisgirlfriend now you're thinking of Chris Pontius no Pontiac. Now Kid! Yes, we are just messingaround we're Josh and that's what we're doing yeah, I don't know, is a lot offaster answer, though that was like, if you were on a game show- and you had toring in to answer like family feud yeah, I mean there's a lot of great basis indeath, metal right now, actually, something that I would say are evenbetter than than less clap like technically betterlike very proficient finger wise, but I could make a huge list in a lot of themare fairly interchangeable as far as they're, all just amazing. So I couldname some obscure. You know people from arch spire, the band arch spire, theirgreat technical death, metal band or beyond creation, which is also another.Coincidentally, both those are Canadian technical death metal bands. They kindof have the the market cornered up there, but anyway, there's a lot ofgreat basis in those bands. Yeah check out technical death, metalfor amazing base players. That's the sign of true passion right there. Whenyou ask somebody a Sivil question yeah and they can't I'm incapable as Giin asimple answer to anything. Dude you...

...should yes, yes, I was like Hey, I'm aHemerinon. You know if you're truly into something there is no just likeblack and white, there's, always shades of gray. That need to be explored right.Well, it's well good for you, yeah man. I was just quickly to put a cap on it.I would say less claypole comes up because his style is so unique. It's Hemay not be technically the most proficient, but he is amazing on it,but he has his own style and you can kind of tell his sound if you hear it, which is the sign of a great basis, youknow more than I so I will take it at face value, if you say less claypoolman. Someone asked me at a cocktail party, I'm just going to regurgitatewhat you just said: Yeah, I'm like well, there's some death metal band up inCana, a creation or gorgeous yes, Gore, guyss.The first thing is going to come out of my mouth yeah we're got or guts yeah,so diesel, pier guts, yeah wesel torn with the Gore Guts Yep, so that you goeverybody. If you want to make nate happy, please send musical instruments,care of the selling out, show hmmm and we can give them to night in they're,shiny new and, as he mentioned, beautiful, feel like cursed and Dunsein the moonlight I so edition. El and comedian skin,like a porcelain dolls, that's right! LISTENING TO GORE GODS! Oh my God, youdo ye! Keep that computer screen clean allright. Well, you know what I think that does it, because nay obviously hassomething to tend to yeah yeah e s e a M. I got to work on some oats to sew. Iwas trying to beat around the Bush, but yeah. So I want to thank everybodyfor taking the time to listen to our show today, virtual hugs, for all ofyou. I hope you had a good time listening to US talk about television,music and yeah. Basically, the fact that NAT'sabout to go master Bait so where's that fun move a yeah. He an lone. I am Dave that is nate, andthis has been. The selling out show can't go from the ride if you can't getinside piece, but everyone hates to be Parebat theparty to the show hey. What are you guys doing after the show? Oh, nothing. Okay,.

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