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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 breaches into yourbrain chemically and no, cat your happiest memory chemically, and then knocks onthat emotion. It releases it chemically, and then it keeps your happy,happy. Hello. Hello, hello, and thank you for tuning in tothe selling out show where we screw up life at our leisure for your listeningpleasure. I am one of your host David Schultz, and over here,right by my side, is my partner in crime and good friend, NateGore Zinski. But, nate, before you say hello, I have abone to pick with you. Oh yes, do tell it's a big one.It's a big bone, man. I'm full of big bones. I'mbig bone. You make me feel so old, you know that? Youmake me feel like I am freaking ancient, and the reason is you reminding methe other day that the doctor Octagon album is twenty five years old.Oh Yeah, yeah, twenty five years and for the UNINITIATED, for thelisteners out there who don't know who Dr Octagon is, you are free toGoogle on your free time. But there was an artist named cool Keith wellstill is an artist. Yeah, and he made an amazing, outstanding recordback in one thousand nine hundred and ninety six, but to think it wasthat long ago hurts me deep inside, to my very core. Now thatis out of the way, nate, how are you this fine day?It's funny you should mention that, because not only did the DRR gon projecthave an birthday, if you will, but I recently got a little older. I mean, I guess we're getting older every day, but HMM,but I turned twice as old as I need to be to drink booze.I turned forty two the other day and yeah, man, so I couldtechnically drink twice as much. I think that's how it goes. No,no, not how it works. I like the logic, but it iswrong as hell. Yeah, man, but maybe someday I'll do a coolkeith mates notes or something, because he's got a lot of history and theDr Octagon, I'm was very important to us as kids, is very offthe wall, kind of bizarre hiphop, great production, just a good album. A lot of our youthful adventures had that album as a soundtrack, ifyou write so. But anyway, yeah, man, I don't know. Howare you doing lately besides feeling old? Well, the hey, that's aproblem, isn't it? That's that's something I should really seek help for, because beyond you reminding me how ancient I am, I mean you goon to social media and it seems like every other day there's someone trying tosay, Oh, remember when this came out thirty years ago, and you'relike, Oh crap, holy, Holy Moldy. So I've, you know, with these years I do have, you think I'd be wiser, smarter, I don't know, more in tune with the world, but that's nottrue, not at all. I have just been completely wasting my life infront of the television lately. Oh yeah, yeah, well, it's I'B scene. I feel like a lot of people are doing. I feel likethe youth are just sitting in front of different screens. So you're not reallyout of touch, you just maybe you're more in tune with pop culture thanyou think, because I think life in general is just screens nowadays. NOPE, it's not trying to get in touch with anybody, just trying to dropout, man. I just lay around, I watch the BOOB Tube, andI mean Dude, the list of...

...series I have been binge watching orjust like following up on is out there, man. I mean I got HboMax Right. Yeah, so I'm on there watching freaking ballers Silicon Valley. I mentioned you last episode. I finally started catching up on the leftovers. I finished that. I hope we can touch upon that. I don'tknow if you have much to say about it. I don't know. Howdid how did you feel when you finished it? Did you were you?Were you disappointed? Where you did you at least understand where I was comingfrom, even if it wasn't your cup of tea. Like, how didyou find it? The ending of the leftovers was? I don'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 VIBE. Itwould definitely the VIBE. It wasn't one of those series where it makesyou feel warm and fuzzy inside. It does make you question some things andthe way that you maybe perceive life or how you treat people or your relationships, and it was a good series, a very good series, and Ican totally see why you dig it because you were black. Yeah, yeah, it's dark. So, but it's dark. It touches upon some importantissues. As far as humanity goes, like the whole point of the show. It's not even so much about the I mean the characters, I feellike, are great. I feel like they're realistic. There if, evenif the situation isn't realistic, the reactions and the authenticity of the characters andthe acting is great. But I also feel like it touches upon like it'sbasically about what humanity does when it's faced with something it doesn't understand. Likescience has gotten us to the point where we understand a lot more you knowabout the world we live in, but what happens when something totally unexplainable atthis point, like we don't have the tools to understand it. What dowe do? And that's where things like mythology come in or weird behaviors,like some people just break down and can't handle it. Some people just moveon with their lives, a lot of people commit suicide, but a lotof like mythological beliefs and religions pop up because of unexplained phenomena. And asthe world has moved to this point where we understand more and more, religionseems to make less and less sense to a lot of us, and thatshow shows that. Like what would happen? I don't know. It's just thisa lot of weird cults that pop up. There's people questioning their faith, there's other people whose faith get stronger. I find it, even though I'man atheist and I think a lot of religion is silly, I findthat stuff fastening because there's a part of me that kind of still is bummedout that I don't have faith anymore. Like I feel like that feeling whenyou realize something like there's no real magic or there's no I get that bummedout kind of feelings sometimes. And and that movie, I mean that 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 it hits mein the fields they've yeah, well, I mean that's the point of agood series, right, you put on that shoe, the other person shoe, when you get to cut kind of explore things through that character's eyes instead, and that was very effective. Sure, on the leftovers. Plus, you'llbe terribly jealous because you know, we are men in our Forti sright of Justin thorrow's bawd oh, man, I know I'm trying to say likeI'm like, fuck, does this guy have a abs on abs andhe's got this this, no spoilers here, but this. Sometimes you see hisbutt cheeks. Sure, man, and you go, my butt cheeksdon't look like that. What the fuck is this guy doing? Man,Justin throws doing it. He was. That's how he don't know what he'sdoing. That's how he was with Jennifer Aniston for all that time. Youknow he he was with her during that time, I believe. Yeah,but could be the butt cheeks. Yeah, the butt cheeks in the real tattoos. He's got tattoos olivers back. I thought that was just a thingfor his character, even though they never...

...really they touched on it a little. They mentioned his tattoos, but it turns out those are justin throws,real tattoos, huge piece, huge backpiece. Dude. Yes, now, letme let me just continue with this list S. yeah, I reallyso. I want to expose myself. Okay, I just want to sayI get easily distracted when the leftovers are brought up. I Apologize. No, no, we might even dive into it later, who knows, butright now I am opening up the trench coat, okay, and showing everybodymy weares, because that's not where I stopped. I mean it wasn't juston Hbo Max I've finished Jupiter's legacy, Jupiter as sending no legs, okay, which is based on a comic book and it was so so, butI'm not given a review here. That's not what we necessarily do. Right. I watch big foot on Hulu, which was a documentary about some dudewho worked on a weed farm back in the S and heard a story aboutbig foot killing three Mexicans. Weird. So he you. All these yearslater he goes to investigate what was going on, but it was a itwas a fairly good documentary. Cool, speaking of those, on Amazon Prime, I watched the last drive in this weird movie called Ring Master, aboutthis director's obsession with making this guy from his hometown's onion rings famous. Dude, it's, it's, it's I don't really I couldn't do it justice bywords because when you first look at it in the description you go, okay, it's going to be about some money and rings. I'm fat, Ilike to eat, so let me watch this. But it's really much morethan that, right. Was it great? Not necessarily, but it was wortha watch. Greater, it went so far, greater than the someof its parts. Maybe. So. Yes, I mean that night sodelights with to am and I watch another documentary which I can't remember the nameof, but it's all about the artist that contributed their work to the earlysuccess of Dungeons and dragons. That's what it is actually. That was prettyit was actually pretty good. Let's see, I've been watching mayor of easttown ona yet again HBO. 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 just going to stop my list now because I could go on.Okay, but this is, this is I'm bringing this back to what Ibrought up in the beginning of our our show here. Yeah, is thatthere is a series called cruel summer which is now airing on Hulu. Okay, I think I've heard of it. Seen adds. It's fairly interesting.It's about a young girl and her trials. So dazed, that sounds so carboncopy, her trials and tribulations, but it's really nice about an abduction, everything else, but I'm getting ahead of myself here. The point isthat the beginning of the story is she's fifteen years old in one thousand,nine hundred and ninety three, and I'm like all, great, so nostalgiastuff going on here. Cool. And then I did the math. That'syour age exactly, exactly. Yeah, like I was fifteen in nineteen motherfuckingninety three. So then I made myself feel bad all over again. ButI mean, dude, like just so much TV for me and I can'tget away for I don't know why I'm not being more productive. Oh it'sbeen a pandemic. Cut Yourself some slack Dave. Now I'm not using thatanymore. That excuse is no longer applicable because, oh, yeah, youlive in Texas, you can go anywhere. Not that. Well, I meannot that I would. I still I've fully vaccinated, I still wearmasks right wout. I try to be responsible, but I mean all theproductivity, I lose, all the tools that I have before me that Icould be using to produce something of my own. Yeah, spit out sureinto the world and I do nothing. I just click, click, click, click. Who My thumb hurts from skipping the credits on the remote control. So what's the matter with me? Well, I don't know, man. I feel the same way. I feel like it's hard to get outof this Rut of just binge watching and whatever. I am going to applaudyour your exploratory nature, like checking out...

...new stuff, because you mentioned theleftovers. I've watched that show probably four or five times, all the wayfrom Sane. It's that's crazy. How do you do that? I mean, listen, I'm watching all the yeah, all these new things, but Idon't know how many, how many series, could someone actually rewatch again, let alone four times? Well, I'll tell you. That's one ofthose shows where there are a lot of details early on that you miss ifyou didn't know what was going to happen later. So when you rewatch itit's really kind of interesting little news segments in the background where you hear somethingabout something you find out about later in the show that you wouldn't have evenpaid attention to the first time. And it's also, I don't know,because it touches upon those deep subjects and things you start I start to noticea lot because I guess they have a real religious scholar. There's a guyeven Resa as land. He's a I don't know, it's just he's ascholar of religions, written bunch of books. He shows up on news channels asa consultant, like I've seen even on Fox News, and just different. Not that I watch Fox News, but I just mean he's he somebodythat shows up and he's he writes books on religion and whatever, and hewas a consultant on that show. So there's a lot of stuff that's likethis 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 soI find that Shit really interesting and and they do it pretty authentically. AndI'd mentioned, I think, on our last episode that when we when wementioned the leftovers a another time that the author of the book was involved inbecause the left doors based off of book, the source materials a novel, andthe author was involved throughout the whole thing. So it had both thecreative direction of the original author and had input by a scholar of religion andmyth and things like that, and I found it to be deep enough whereI get something out of it every time I watch it. I am startingto get to the point now where I've seen it so much that I startto nitpick, like Oh, if I was that actor, I might havesaid that 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 thatI just know, you know, and I'm just kind of stand yeah,I'm shooting. Listen, let me tell you, Uh Huh. Let metell you something there, Buster Brown, when I sent you a text whileI was watching the show, I hadn't completed the series yet and I Itossed out of theory. You immediately wrote back what was like, Oh,I just said something that was wrong. Oh, you don't want to spoilit now. Yeah, I understand. For Yeah, it is about likewhere this letter was going into whom, and you were like Noope, yeah, I probably shouldn't have said anything. Yeah, yeah, it made mefeel like a dumb, dumb, that's all. No, I'm like,I'm not interpreted this properly. I I'm not smart enough for this program now. You had a really good that was a sound guess, I will saythat, or a sound you know, but you know, it turned outto not be true and I had, yes, information about something going onthe future. So you know that you had yet to see. So,yeah, watching a KEF fault for time, right. You know everything inside now, Oh yes, but anyways. So, aside from watching that showover and over, my household is all about rewatching binged series. Like mygirlfriend works from home, so she's home all day and often has the TVon in the background while she does her stuff on her computer, and she'sre watch like. She'll just binge shows she loves, like crime procedurals,like criminal minds and bones and things like...

...that. Yeah, and I swearshe's watched both of those two series that I just mentioned, probably at leastall the way through twice. And those are long. Those are network TV, which seasons are like thirty five episodes. As opposer, yeah, leftover isthe whole thing is twenty eight episodes, not that long really, and butshe watches all that Shit, man, over and over. She's we rewatched the whole new girl for comedy, you know, Zooe Dischanelle, which, sure, yeah, I've a huge crush on Zoe de Chanelle.Would you do criminal really yeah, me, manic pixie Dream Girl. That's whatshe is. Okay, I mean I know who she is, butI don't yeah, that's about it. But you've always had like this Idon't know, man like me, and you like see different things and girls, and we'll get to kind of go down to the rabbit hole here.Hey, do what you got to do into your desires. But I rememberback in the day, Kursten Duncet, Dude, when of your yeah freshesand as always like what the fuck? Yeah, well, you know,it's I think a lot of it is finding someone that has a sort ofa little different look, not that everyone looks the same otherwise. I justmean this something about them, like Carson dunce didn't, I don't know.She's something unique about her face and as she got older she developed like PrettyBucks on. I mean I was you know, I'm just saying she turnedout to be a hottie like I don't know. If you watch what's themovie called, the Lars von Trier Movie, it's called Melancolia, she does alot of like sitting out under the moon naked in it, or nota lot of it, but they show her doing almost like bathing in themoonlight and or anyway at night she's outside naked and it was my dream cometrue. Yeah, occupies his time watching Kirsten dunes bathe in the moonlight.At least it's not watching a documentary about onion rings. Hey, let metell you, that was something else. Okay, that was it was interesting. Well, the least I'm sure it was. I they can make anysubject interesting if you get the right filmmaker on it. And I watched thedocumentary about a Dr Pepper Bottling Plant in such and such town. I don'tknow if it was New Mexico or what, but they stuck with this like theoriginal recipe. So I don't know, it was all about it. Thatwas in Waco, Texas at least. Seeing that one only shit. Youknow what I'm telling you? When all the way they would, theywere like the original, and then Dr Pepper was like shutting him down right. Why am I not surprised that you've seen this? Yeah, well,I like Dr Pepper, and that's your fault as well. Our teenage yearsI never had Dr Pepper. I move into your house for a summer andI'm addicted to this stuff. Yeah, so thank your parents for that,sure, but for buying it. Plus they bought named Brand Soda, whichis pretty pretty decent. Yeah, you know, I mean, come onnow, you spare no expelling kids. Okay, there, thanks, JohnHammond. But yeah, yeah, I seen that one. That was prettygood. 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, these are all being advertised almost equally on you watch Netflix, you don'tknow what's going to be. A piece of Shit, new Adam Sandler filmversus the sea. But I've definitely been leary to check things out and Irewatched the Jinks, the Robert durst documentary series on HBO. Checked that out. If you haven't seen that, I don't know if you want someone elserecommend that to me recently as well. They said it was like older.Yeah, like probably eight years ago, some seven years I said it wasvery 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. Uh Huh. Nowthis is something that's legit for real, this whole ambient TV show thing.Yeah, where someone's seen something so many times they don't necessarily need to focuson it, but when they're cooking or cleaning or whatever, it's almost likehaving music on. They put it on...

...to occupy their mind. Yep,and I get it and I don't. I don't know, because in myhousehold there's this big, great divide. My wife is a friends fanatic.Yeah, I never was really into friends. I was a Seinfeld Guy. Right, right, I love Seinfeld. I've seen them all. I haveparaphernalia in my house. So don't contact the FBI. Right, I comebusting and you get that Seinfeld Funkal pop. Oh Shit, get them. ButUm, how old was George G stands in that episode? Is thislegal? Yeah, he was in the pool. Yeah, but the thingis it's like me, when Seinfeld comes on, or if it's on Huluwhatever, I might watch an episode, but if I'm I've seen it likea hundred times. I got to be in the mood for for it.HMM, I don't just put it on to put it on. Right,if that makes any sense. It does maybe I'm just wired differently or something. I don't know. First of all, I will say that we are sortof in the same boat and that you and I are both signfield peoplein our significant others are friends people, because carly is obsessed. She's watchedfriends all the way through at least once, you know, since we've had thestreaming technology or whatever. But speaking of Seinfeld, that's a series thatI've probably seen every episode several times and a lot of that comes from networktelevision, Fox TV, whatever it was, Fox twenty five, and our area, I assume nationally, would play a couple episodes of Seinfeld every day, like, let's say shape baby exactly. And when I was in jail youdon't get much for channels. You get like the local whenever ab seea Philly, exactly all that Shit, and they would always play with it. was always something you can guarantee would kill because all things about killing time, and there you would kill an hour. You'd Watch Sutton Seinfeld in the simpsonsat like seven and then at eleven o'clock again there was another episode ofSignfield in Simpson's, like a different one from earlier. So that's those shows. Both of those shows sign field in the simpsons have been around so longthat they could play two different episodes per day and you know, and andit was still like it would take you forever to get through them, butit killed a lot of timely tailored for a Captivati. Yeah, that wasa couple of hours sit simpsons, and so I felt killed. Like fourhours are now two hours of my day every day in jail. Thank you, Fox TV. Yeah, imagine getting locked up and you're like Hey,God, put on that Hulu and you don't get Hulu. Motherfucker, youan inmate. You like why? Why did I commit the crime? Wow, man, yeah, I need you stream, Dude. It's funny indetox facilities, I mean I'm sure not in prisons, but in detox facilitiesthey now have smart TV's 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 Iwas in there I was like, Holy Shit, we can just stream shit. Like it's a lot easier to go through those few days when you canjust Binge Watch shit and I also noticed that, since I've been doing well, after that, I would do what's called commitments. I don't want toget to into the nitty gritty here, but where I would do I wouldspeak as recovering person, you know, and they would, because it wasa pandemic, they would beam me into, you know, digitally, into thefacility instead of having us go in and speak there, and I'd appearas a Hologram. Yeah, yeah, D I was like exactly. Butknow what I marveled at was that a lot of the people, because yousee them like a skype call or a zoom conference at if you will,I'd be speaking. My whole screen was full of different faces. A lotof them were holding tablets, seemingly in bed, like they just give allthe patients tablets to watch the commitment speaker, they call it, like the personthat speaks. Anyway, it just blew my mind. It's like technologyto the point where I don't know if they will start putting things like thatin jails. They they're more about taking...

...things away from prisoners, it seems. Yeah, they you know, they don't even give TV's in our countywhere I live anymore. But although I haven't been an anyway. You werevery impressed by having the streaming services in Rehab. Right, if you wentto passages Malibu, the actors actually show up into your to your room andthey perform an act right in front of you. So right, there yougo. Yeah, that's how I said. Free Plug for passages Malibu. Yeah, exactly. They only charge like thirty grand a week or whatever itis. With a guy on the commercial. He's like I was an addict.Now I'm not. I'm sure I'm not only the president, I'm alsoa client. Okay, sighs, spurling size, spurling of detox. hashis he's like packs, packs prentice. That's the DUD's name. Yeah,sure, I'm sure that's on the birth certificate. All right, packs,yeah, whatever their moon unit say. He must be as Zappa deep down. Yeah, he could. He's a Dweezel or a moon unit. Yeah, D Weasel, like I say that all day and just fucking walk aroundDowie's all. But anyway, I don't know, man. That's so.Yeah, I guess it's a wrap this up. I need to get Idon't know what's going on. What am I doing? How do I Imean I've been reading a little bit too, which is good. The same time, like I said, I'm just like a fucking I could be acat right if, if, suddenly, tomorrow, I was just transformed intoa cat, nothing would change, except you might not be able to hitthe remote as easily. This is the point of the program where I liketo thank our partners. Yes, indeed, lemon squeeze, these are great productsand companies and you should be checking them out now. We make iteven easier because we get some cupon codes. That's right, Hashtag deals, deals. It's like stealing nate, it really is. It's like running outof the store with Free Shit. Wow, called the cops, call the POPO. First up we have Alpine hempcom. The seabed revolution has arrived. Now you could be suffering from a wide range of elements, or maybeneed some better sleep. Well, just some better techniques to relax. Well, guess what, Sebd is there to help, and Alpine hemp has greatprices on these products. So don't wait, visit Alpine hempcom. We also havenorthland vaporcom, vape juice. Baby, I love to vape. I ama former smoker, and I say former because vaping change my life.It made me feel better, healthier, and Northern Vapor helped me get there. All of their eloquids are dike tone and artificial sweetener free. You maybe asking yourself, Dave, why the Hell is that important? Because,guess what? Big Tobacco Wain't telling you what's in their products, but northlandthey care. Now both these sites, you can visit them and use cuponcode selling out nineteen, to save nineteen percent off your entire order. Hencewhat I was saying earlier about running out of the store with that big olddiscount. Now, last but not least, we have spunk lube. Oh Nate, smunk loom. We talked about it every episode, but what elseis there to say? HMM, you can't go for the ride if youcan't get inside. I think we came up with a new catchphrase for them. And do you go put that on a t shirt, baby, I'mput that on a shirt. They should do that immediately and send you aroyalty check. But yeah, spunk loube is used by professionals in the adultfilm industry, and now you can have it delivered discreetly to your home.Check them out at spunk lubecom today and you can thank me later. Now, what do you say we hop into some nate's notes. Dust up yourLPS, it's time for nates. No, no, no, the Bass playerthe loser of the band. Everyone...

...wants to be the guitar hero doingSolos, or at least the guy who can grab an acoustic and entertain allthe other party goers. Or they want to be the singer, drawing thebulk of the attention, singing the words and drumming. Who Doesn't love drumming? Who doesn't tap on the steering wheel listening to music as they drive?Drummers are cool, but the bass player is often under appreciate. True,and lots of music. The Bass Line is a bit simpler than the guitarlines. It was certainly easier for me to get into bass as a kidthan it was for friends of mine to get started on the six string.I was fortunate that I had an innate sense of rhythm in a pretty goodear from melody. I had a couple years of childhood piano lessons, butspent far more time just poking around on the household piano making up little songsof my own. When I was about eleven, I had a friend whowas as into music as I was and we started fantasizing about starting a band. He wanted to play guitar and he actually even had an old electric guitarin his house so he could get started. We knew a kid that had adrum set and had been playing for a few years by that point.We realized that all we needed was a bass player to complete our band lineup, and since I was the guy without an instrument, I figured I mightas well be that dude. This was the early S, during the alternativemusic explosion, and fortunately there were a few prominent bassists in the music wewere into, guys that weren't just background players holding down the low end,characters like flee from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robert Trujillo from infectious groovesand suicidal tendencies, and, of course, less Claypool, front man and WeirdoBass player Extraordinari from Primus. It went from my band needs a bassist, so I'll do what I got to do to wow. This instrument isa lot cooler than many people realize, myself included. I started to getexcited about the Bass my twelve birthday came and my parents got me a peevyfury standard for string bass. 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 piano translated tothis instrument, and that's a good thing, because I never ended up taking basslessons. As with the piano. I was more interested in just sittingin my room figuring little melodies out on my own. Now, the basslineisn't always the most interesting part of a song when isolated, when played withno accompaniment, so when I would jam alone in my room, again sandslessons, I started figuring out multi string chords so it sounded fuller to me. It was just because I thought it sounded cool. I didn't know thenames of any of the things I was doing and I would play more standardstuff when playing with my friends, alongside guitar and drums, even learning someeasier songs by Nirvana and Pearl Jam, for example. But at home Iwould do my own thing, basically strumming the bass like a six string.The band fizzled out as our personal and social preferences changed. I started smokingand experimenting with drugs, which those dudes weren't into, and we drifted apart. A couple years later I ended up finding some other friends to play withthat shared both my musical and extra curricular interests. I played in a fewbands, still not formally trained, but by now my solo style of Bassplaying had developed enough where I could basically hold down the sound enough to wear. In one band we didn't even have a guitar player at all, justdrums, vocals and me on the Bass,...

...playing chords and using effects pedals tokind of thicken things up. I had a lot of fun adventures withmy bands in those days, but all good things must come to an end, and those extra curricular activities I mentioned, the drugs ended up becoming the bulkof my schedule. For years, I basically stopped playing music and focusedon drugs full time. It was a dark twenty ish years, but inthe last few years, since laying off the dope, I've started jamming withsome new friends and my interest in music has been fully reignited. I've beenplaying lots of shows, obviously excluding last year, which was spent in quarantinethe thankfully, in all those years I never got rid of the two basesI owned in my teens. So, despite starting from scratch in many respects, I at least had an instrument to play. But of course, theseare thirty ish year old instruments and ones that weren't exactly taking great care of. I was grateful that they still worked at all were in one piece evennonetheless, there have been some issues with warping in general wear and tear.I've been able to do my job with them, but barely, if I'mbeing honest. I recently decided that it's time to get a new base.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 time to treat myself and to stop embarrassing myself in front of mybandmates with a dilapidated, thirty year old instrument. I ordered a really nicefive string fretless bass online from scheckter guitars. It's gorgeous. Unfortunately, with thepandemic, not only have more people been ordering guitars, presumably wanting somethingto keep themselves busy. But I would imagine the factories where they make themhave been shuddered for a while. So the demand is up in the supplyis down. Bummer. I'm now waiting on a list to get my beautifulnew base. It could be months. Fortunately, I have an awesome girlfriend. A few weeks ago it was my birthday and we were heading to dinnerwhen she said, you want to stop at Guitar Center to see what theyhave? I've got a base on back order. I said yeah, butthat's going to be a while. Wouldn't you like a new one in themeantime? Wow. So we went to Guitar Center and of course their inventorywas quite picked over to what with the supply demand issues I mentioned, butI was able to find an awesome shiny new for string, also by Scheckter, the company I had ordered the other one from. It's beautiful, itstays in tune, it sounds crisp and new, and I look a lotless like a sloppy homeless dude now that I don't play a banged up,decades 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 ateenager. Now, at forty two years old, maybe I can think aboutgetting lessons so I technically know what the fuck I'm doing now. You didn'thave to fight for your base at Guitar Center, Right. It wasn't likethe the trading cad thing that's going on right now now. It wasn't likethe Pandemonian there wasn't a stampede like in Israel. Okay or whatever. Okay, good, good, because you know I'd be to be rough. Butno, man, that's great. Moral of this story is if you treatyourself good, you're entitled to Nice Things. You know what I mean? That'strue, man, and that I apply that in my life too.I mean, I don't know, it's almost like replacing one addiction with anothersometimes. Yeah, you know, with me and comics, for example,like I don't drink anymore. Really Right. It's like, Oh, I mustbe saving all this money because I'm not sweat around and booze. It'slike, no, no, I spend a little money on comic book.Yeah, so, yeah, but still...

...a base. Like you said,you've been waiting decades to buy one. Now you get to. Yeah,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, whowas in a local band and you know, and he gave me a sweet dealon it. Was a really nice fender precision base, which is agood base, but and I've had it this whole time, which says alot about the instrument and I appreciate that your uncle so sold it to me. But anyway, it's about time I got myself a new one and anyone's really shiny and beautiful. Yeah, it's beautiful. You mentioned it's beautiful. He did say that a couple times. I was like, who, he'simpressed. I maybe I'm. Let me ask you this, m theother base was a fender's lasted for three decades, right, yet you didn'tgo offender this. I did not like. This is a reliable product, butI don't want it. I want this shiny check there baby. Well, it's funny to say that because I just found out from a friend ofmine who works in the guitar industry. I mean he's a guitar teacher bodyalso has friends like fixed guitars. He's more he's to work at a storethat ordered them. Shatter, who I ordered from, is now owned byfender. So the ones that you're talking about that you know. Well,look at that. So Huh. Yeah, full circle. Yeah, so itreally has me inspired to play it more because it sounds so good.It's new. It's just it's rekindled some kind of passion for making music again. That I mean was already kind of rekindled since I've been off drugs,but it's like even more so with a new instrument. I just always wantto touch it, you know, it's a shiny new that's great. Yeah, that's great because, like I was saying, as far as collecting goes, you off, you often want to keep things in a box, right, man, but not with an instrument you like. No, I hata freaking pull this out and play it. That's right. What I got todo? I can get my hand. I got to get this in greasy, put some mileage on it. Yeah, exactly. I got afucking get this thing rocking and roll in here. So that's that's pretty Goddamncool. Yeah, so it was a nice birthday, you know. That'sbasically my story. Just wanted to say that my girlfriend rules and Yep,you know, life is life is good today, folks. That's the moment. Yep, it's a good thing. And you are the Bass player.That's right. Nobody likes the BASS player. Yeah, nobody invites him to parties. No, no, none of that. But here's a question foryou and I want you to answer as fast as humanly possible. Okay,Greatest Bass player of all time, Jesus, I'm tempted to say Claypool, butreally, yeah, I don't know. Maybe Jaco Pastorius. Weight was thatthe racer with the legs? No, the ampte who shot his girlfriend?No, you thinking a Chris Pontius, Nos pontious Jack, and you know, we kid. Yes, we are just messing or U, we'reJosh and that's what we're doing. Yeah, I don't know. There's a lotof faster answer, though. That was like if you are on agame show and you had to ring into answer, like family feud. Yeah, no, I mean there's a lot of great basis in death metal rightnow. Actually something that I would say, or even better than then, lessclaypole, like technically better, like very proficient finger wise. But Icould make a huge list, and a lot of them are fairly interchangeable asfar as they're all just amazing. So I could name some obscure you know, people from arch spire, this band, arch spire, their great technical deathmetal band, or beyond creation, which is also another coincidentally, boththose are Canadian technical death metal bands. They kind of have the the marketcornered up there, but anyway, there's a lot of great basis in thosebands. Yeah, check out technical death metal for amazing bass players. That'sthe sign of true passion right there. When you ask somebody a simple question. Yeah, and they can't. I'm incapable of giving a simple answer toanything. Dude, you should have yes, yes, I'll was like, Hey, I'm a hemmern Ajar. You...

...know, if you're truly into something, there is no just like black and white, there's always shades of graythat need to be explored. Right well, it's what good for you. Yeah, man, I would just quickly to put a cap on it.I would say less claypool comes up because his style is so unique. It'sHe may 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 soundif you hear it, which is the sign of a great pieces. Youknow more than I, so I will take it at face value. Ifyou say less, Claypool man, someone asked me at a cocktail party.I'm just going to regurgitate what you just said. Yeah, I'm big.Well, there's some death metal band up in Canady. Yeah, no,yawned creation or gorgeous? Yes, Gore Guts. The first thing is goingto come out of my mouth. Yeah, or guts or guts? Yeah,so do Weazel? He's guts, yes, Weiseil turn with Gore Guts. Yep. So there you go, everybody, if you want to makenate happy, please send musical instruments care of the selling out show. MMM, and we can give them to nate and they're shiny new, and ishe mentioned beautiful? They like Kursten dunst in the moonlight, doesn't so?ADDITIONEL and Candian skin like a porcelain doll. It's right listening to Gore Guts.Oh my God, you the only yeah, he keep that computer screenclean. All right. Well, you know what I think? That doesit, because nate obviously has something to tend to. Yeah, we is. He hadfie. I gotta work on some oats to so well, Iwas trying to beat around the Bush, but yeah, so I want tothank everybody for taking the time to listen to our show today. Virtual hugsfor all of you. I hope you had a good time listening to UStalk about television, music and, yeah, basically fact that needs about to gomasturbate. So where's that spunk group? Yeah, he's Funk loop in.Nate. I am Dave. That is nate, and this has beenthe selling out show. Can't go from the ride if you can't get insidepiece. But everyone hates the bass player. About the BASS player? To theParty after the show? Hey, what you guys doing after the show? Oh, nothing, okay,.

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