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Episode · 1 year 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 breaches into your brain chemically and no, cat your happiest memory chemically, and then knocks on that emotion. It releases it chemically, and then it keeps your happy, happy. Hello. Hello, hello, and thank you for tuning in to the selling out show where we screw up life at our leisure for your listening pleasure. I am one of your host David Schultz, and over here, right by my side, is my partner in crime and good friend, Nate Gore Zinski. But, nate, before you say hello, I have a bone 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'm big bone. You make me feel so old, you know that? You make me feel like I am freaking ancient, and the reason is you reminding me the other day that the doctor Octagon album is twenty five years old. Oh Yeah, yeah, twenty five years and for the UNINITIATED, for the listeners out there who don't know who Dr Octagon is, you are free to Google on your free time. But there was an artist named cool Keith well still is an artist. Yeah, and he made an amazing, outstanding record back in one thousand nine hundred and ninety six, but to think it was that long ago hurts me deep inside, to my very core. Now that is 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 project have 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 could technically drink twice as much. I think that's how it goes. No, no, not how it works. I like the logic, but it is wrong as hell. Yeah, man, but maybe someday I'll do a cool keith mates notes or something, because he's got a lot of history and the Dr Octagon, I'm was very important to us as kids, is very off the wall, kind of bizarre hiphop, great production, just a good album. A lot of our youthful adventures had that album as a soundtrack, if you write so. But anyway, yeah, man, I don't know. How are you doing lately besides feeling old? Well, the hey, that's a problem, 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 go on to social media and it seems like every other day there's someone trying to say, Oh, remember when this came out thirty years ago, and you're like, 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 not true, not at all. I have just been completely wasting my life in front of the television lately. Oh yeah, yeah, well, it's I'B scene. I feel like a lot of people are doing. I feel like the youth are just sitting in front of different screens. So you're not really out of touch, you just maybe you're more in tune with pop culture than you 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 drop out, man. I just lay around, I watch the BOOB Tube, and I mean Dude, the list of...

...series I have been binge watching or just like following up on is out there, man. I mean I got Hbo Max 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't know if you have much to say about it. I don't know. How did 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 coming from, even if it wasn't your cup of tea. Like, how did you 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. I was depressed, I was sad. Right, that's kind of the VIBE. It would definitely the VIBE. It wasn't one of those series where it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. It does make you question some things and the 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 I can totally see why you dig it because you were black. Yeah, yeah, it's dark. So, but it's dark. It touches upon some important issues. 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 feel like, are great. I feel like they're realistic. There if, even if the situation isn't realistic, the reactions and the authenticity of the characters and the acting is great. But I also feel like it touches upon like it's basically about what humanity does when it's faced with something it doesn't understand. Like science has gotten us to the point where we understand a lot more you know about the world we live in, but what happens when something totally unexplainable at this point, like we don't have the tools to understand it. What do we 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 move on with their lives, a lot of people commit suicide, but a lot of like mythological beliefs and religions pop up because of unexplained phenomena. And as the world has moved to this point where we understand more and more, religion seems to make less and less sense to a lot of us, and that show shows that. Like what would happen? I don't know. It's just this a 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'm an atheist and I think a lot of religion is silly, I find that stuff fastening because there's a part of me that kind of still is bummed out that I don't have faith anymore. Like I feel like that feeling when you realize something like there's no real magic or there's no I get that bummed out kind of feelings sometimes. And and that movie, I mean that movie, that show, kind of kind of touches upon that subject and makes me feel something about mythology and that sort of I don't know it it hits me in the fields they've yeah, well, I mean that's the point of a good 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'll be terribly jealous because you know, we are men in our Forti s right of Justin thorrow's bawd oh, man, I know I'm trying to say like I'm like, fuck, does this guy have a abs on abs and he's got this this, no spoilers here, but this. Sometimes you see his butt cheeks. Sure, man, and you go, my butt cheeks don'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's doing. That's how he was with Jennifer Aniston for all that time. You know 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 thing for 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, let me let me just continue with this list S. yeah, I really so. I want to expose myself. Okay, I just want to say I get easily distracted when the leftovers are brought up. I Apologize. No, no, we might even dive into it later, who knows, but right now I am opening up the trench coat, okay, and showing everybody my weares, because that's not where I stopped. I mean it wasn't just on 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, but I'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 dude who worked on a weed farm back in the S and heard a story about big foot killing three Mexicans. Weird. So he you. All these years later he goes to investigate what was going on, but it was a it was a fairly good documentary. Cool, speaking of those, on Amazon Prime, I watched the last drive in this weird movie called Ring Master, about this 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 by words 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, I like to eat, so let me watch this. But it's really much more than that, right. Was it great? Not necessarily, but it was worth a watch. Greater, it went so far, greater than the some of its parts. Maybe. So. Yes, I mean that night so delights with to am and I watch another documentary which I can't remember the name of, but it's all about the artist that contributed their work to the early success of Dungeons and dragons. That's what it is actually. That was pretty it was actually pretty good. Let's see, I've been watching mayor of easttown on a 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 I brought up in the beginning of our our show here. Yeah, is that there 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 carbon copy, her trials and tribulations, but it's really nice about an abduction, everything else, but I'm getting ahead of myself here. The point is that 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 nostalgia stuff going on here. Cool. And then I did the math. That's your age exactly, exactly. Yeah, like I was fifteen in nineteen motherfucking ninety three. So then I made myself feel bad all over again. But I mean, dude, like just so much TV for me and I can't get away for I don't know why I'm not being more productive. Oh it's been a pandemic. Cut Yourself some slack Dave. Now I'm not using that anymore. That excuse is no longer applicable because, oh, yeah, you live in Texas, you can go anywhere. Not that. Well, I mean not that I would. I still I've fully vaccinated, I still wear masks right wout. I try to be responsible, but I mean all the productivity, I lose, all the tools that I have before me that I could be using to produce something of my own. Yeah, spit out sure into 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 out of this Rut of just binge watching and whatever. I am going to applaud your your exploratory nature, like checking out...

...new stuff, because you mentioned the leftovers. I've watched that show probably four or five times, all the way from 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 I don't know how many, how many series, could someone actually rewatch again, let alone four times? Well, I'll tell you. That's one of those shows where there are a lot of details early on that you miss if you didn't know what was going to happen later. So when you rewatch it it's really kind of interesting little news segments in the background where you hear something about something you find out about later in the show that you wouldn't have even paid 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 notice a lot because I guess they have a real religious scholar. There's a guy even Resa as land. He's a I don't know, it's just he's a scholar of religions, written bunch of books. He shows up on news channels as a 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 somebody that shows up and he's he writes books on religion and whatever, and he was a consultant 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 certain structures and this and that, and and so it went into that and so I find that Shit really interesting and and they do it pretty authentically. And I'd mentioned, I think, on our last episode that when we when we mentioned the leftovers a another time that the author of the book was involved in because the left doors based off of book, the source materials a novel, and the author was involved throughout the whole thing. So it had both the creative direction of the original author and had input by a scholar of religion and myth and things like 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 it so much that I start to nitpick, like Oh, if I was that actor, I might have said that line differently. Like I'm getting to that point where I'm having trouble kind of like getting into it as much because I've seen it so much that I just know, you know, and I'm just kind of stand yeah, I'm shooting. Listen, let me tell you, Uh Huh. Let me tell you something there, Buster Brown, when I sent you a text while I was watching the show, I hadn't completed the series yet and I I tossed out of theory. You immediately wrote back what was like, Oh, I just said something that was wrong. Oh, you don't want to spoil it now. Yeah, I understand. For Yeah, it is about like where this letter was going into whom, and you were like Noope, yeah, I probably shouldn't have said anything. Yeah, yeah, it made me feel 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 say that, or a sound you know, but you know, it turned out to not be true and I had, yes, information about something going on the 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 show over and over, my household is all about rewatching binged series. Like my girlfriend works from home, so she's home all day and often has the TV on in the background while she does her stuff on her computer, and she's re watch like. She'll just binge shows she loves, like crime procedurals, like criminal minds and bones and things like...

...that. Yeah, and I swear she's watched both of those two series that I just mentioned, probably at least all the way through twice. And those are long. Those are network TV, which seasons are like thirty five episodes. As opposer, yeah, leftover is the whole thing is twenty eight episodes, not that long really, and but she watches all that Shit, man, over and over. She's we re watched 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 what she is. Okay, I mean I know who she is, but I don't yeah, that's about it. But you've always had like this I don'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 remember back in the day, Kursten Duncet, Dude, when of your yeah freshes and 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 of a little different look, not that everyone looks the same otherwise. I just mean 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 Pretty Bucks on. I mean I was you know, I'm just saying she turned out to be a hottie like I don't know. If you watch what's the movie called, the Lars von Trier Movie, it's called Melancolia, she does a lot of like sitting out under the moon naked in it, or not a lot of it, but they show her doing almost like bathing in the moonlight and or anyway at night she's outside naked and it was my dream come true. Yeah, occupies his time watching Kirsten dunes bathe in the moonlight. At least it's not watching a documentary 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. I they can make any subject interesting if you get the right filmmaker on it. And I watched the documentary about a Dr Pepper Bottling Plant in such and such town. I don't know if it was New Mexico or what, but they stuck with this like the original recipe. So I don't know, it was all about it. That was in Waco, Texas at least. Seeing that one only shit. You know what I'm telling you? When all the way they would, they were 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 years I never had Dr Pepper. I move into your house for a summer and I'm addicted to this stuff. Yeah, so thank your parents for that, sure, but for buying it. Plus they bought named Brand Soda, which is pretty pretty decent. Yeah, you know, I mean, come on now, you spare no expelling kids. Okay, there, thanks, John Hammond. But yeah, yeah, I seen that one. That was pretty good. But anyway, yeah, like I was just saying, you've definitely you've been more exploratory in your viewing. I tend to re watch things that I 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't know what's going to be. A piece of Shit, new Adam Sandler film versus the sea. But I've definitely been leary to check things out and I rewatched 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 else recommend that to me recently as well. They said it was like older. Yeah, like probably eight years ago, some seven years I said it was very good. You know, what I find interesting is how you mentioned that your girl watches those shows, even though she's seen them many times. But you mentioned while she's doing stuff, working from home. Uh Huh. Now this 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 focus on it, but when they're cooking or cleaning or whatever, it's almost like having 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 my household 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 have paraphernalia in my house. So don't contact the FBI. Right, I come busting and you get that Seinfeld Funkal pop. Oh Shit, get them. But Um, how old was George G stands in that episode? Is this legal? Yeah, he was in the pool. Yeah, but the thing is it's like me, when Seinfeld comes on, or if it's on Hulu whatever, I might watch an episode, but if I'm I've seen it like a 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 sort of in the same boat and that you and I are both signfield people in our significant others are friends people, because carly is obsessed. She's watched friends all the way through at least once, you know, since we've had the streaming technology or whatever. But speaking of Seinfeld, that's a series that I've probably seen every episode several times and a lot of that comes from network television, 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 you don't get much for channels. You get like the local whenever ab see a 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 simpsons at like seven and then at eleven o'clock again there was another episode of Signfield 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 long that they could play two different episodes per day and you know, and and it was still like it would take you forever to get through them, but it killed a lot of timely tailored for a Captivati. Yeah, that was a couple of hours sit simpsons, and so I felt killed. Like four hours 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, you an inmate. You like why? Why did I commit the crime? Wow, man, yeah, I need you stream, Dude. It's funny in detox facilities, I mean I'm sure not in prisons, but in detox facilities they now have smart TV's and things like that, like, which is pretty good 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 to go get some help, like just to get off them, and when I was 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 can just 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 to get to into the nitty gritty here, but where I would do I would 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 of having us go in and speak there, and I'd appear as a Hologram. Yeah, yeah, D I was like exactly. But know what I marveled at was that a lot of the people, because you see 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 lot of them were holding tablets, seemingly in bed, like they just give all the patients tablets to watch the commitment speaker, they call it, like the person that speaks. Anyway, it just blew my mind. It's like technology to the point where I don't know if they will start putting things like that in 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 county where I live anymore. But although I haven't been an anyway. You were very impressed by having the streaming services in Rehab. Right, if you went to passages Malibu, the actors actually show up into your to your room and they perform an act right in front of you. So right, there you go. Yeah, that's how I said. Free Plug for passages Malibu. Yeah, exactly. They only charge like thirty grand a week or whatever it is. 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 also a client. Okay, sighs, spurling size, spurling of detox. has his 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 around Dowie'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 I don't know what's going on. 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 could be 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 where I like to thank our partners. Yes, indeed, lemon squeeze, these are great products and companies and you should be checking them out now. We make it even 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 out of the store with Free Shit. Wow, called the cops, call the PO PO. First up we have Alpine hempcom. The seabed revolution has arrived. Now you could be suffering from a wide range of elements, or maybe need some better sleep. Well, just some better techniques to relax. Well, guess what, Sebd is there to help, and Alpine hemp has great prices on these products. So don't wait, visit Alpine hempcom. We also have northland vaporcom, vape juice. Baby, I love to vape. I am a 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 may be asking yourself, Dave, why the Hell is that important? Because, guess what? Big Tobacco Wain't telling you what's in their products, but northland they care. Now both these sites, you can visit them and use cupon code selling out nineteen, to save nineteen percent off your entire order. Hence what I was saying earlier about running out of the store with that big old discount. Now, last but not least, we have spunk lube. Oh Nate, smunk loom. We talked about it every episode, but what else is there to say? HMM, you can't go for the ride if you can'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'm put that on a shirt. They should do that immediately and send you a royalty check. But yeah, spunk loube is used by professionals in the adult film 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 your LPS, it's time for nates. No, no, no, the Bass player the loser of the band. Everyone...

...wants to be the guitar hero doing Solos, or at least the guy who can grab an acoustic and entertain all the other party goers. Or they want to be the singer, drawing the bulk 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 guitar lines. It was certainly easier for me to get into bass as a kid than 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 good ear from melody. I had a couple years of childhood piano lessons, but spent far more time just poking around on the household piano making up little songs of my own. When I was about eleven, I had a friend who was 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 guitar in his house so he could get started. We knew a kid that had a drum 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 might as well be that dude. This was the early S, during the alternative music explosion, and fortunately there were a few prominent bassists in the music we were 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 grooves and suicidal tendencies, and, of course, less Claypool, front man and Weirdo Bass 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 is a lot cooler than many people realize, myself included. I started to get excited about the Bass my twelve birthday came and my parents got me a peevy fury standard for string bass. I was so excited. I got to jam with 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 to this instrument, and that's a good thing, because I never ended up taking bass lessons. As with the piano. I was more interested in just sitting in my room figuring little melodies out on my own. Now, the bassline isn't always the most interesting part of a song when isolated, when played with no accompaniment, so when I would jam alone in my room, again sands lessons, 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 the names of any of the things I was doing and I would play more standard stuff when playing with my friends, alongside guitar and drums, even learning some easier songs by Nirvana and Pearl Jam, for example. But at home I would 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 smoking and 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 with that shared both my musical and extra curricular interests. I played in a few bands, still not formally trained, but by now my solo style of Bass playing 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, just drums, vocals and me on the Bass,...

...playing chords and using effects pedals to kind of thicken things up. I had a lot of fun adventures with my 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 bulk of my schedule. For years, I basically stopped playing music and focused on drugs full time. It was a dark twenty ish years, but in the last few years, since laying off the dope, I've started jamming with some new friends and my interest in music has been fully reignited. I've been playing lots of shows, obviously excluding last year, which was spent in quarantine the thankfully, in all those years I never got rid of the two bases I owned in my teens. So, despite starting from scratch in many respects, I at least had an instrument to play. But of course, these are 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 even nonetheless, 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'm being 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 of dollars 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 my bandmates with a dilapidated, thirty year old instrument. I ordered a really nice five string fretless bass online from scheckter guitars. It's gorgeous. Unfortunately, with the pandemic, not only have more people been ordering guitars, presumably wanting something to keep themselves busy. But I would imagine the factories where they make them have been shuddered for a while. So the demand is up in the supply is down. Bummer. I'm now waiting on a list to get my beautiful new base. It could be months. Fortunately, I have an awesome girlfriend. A few weeks ago it was my birthday and we were heading to dinner when she said, you want to stop at Guitar Center to see what they have? I've got a base on back order. I said yeah, but that's going to be a while. Wouldn't you like a new one in the meantime? Wow. So we went to Guitar Center and of course their inventory was quite picked over to what with the supply demand issues I mentioned, but I 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, it stays in tune, it sounds crisp and new, and I look a lot less 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 about being a bass player as I did when I first discovered Primus as a teenager. Now, at forty two years old, maybe I can think about getting lessons so I technically know what the fuck I'm doing now. You didn't have to fight for your base at Guitar Center, Right. It wasn't like the 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 I'd be to be rough. But no, man, that's great. Moral of this story is if you treat yourself good, you're entitled to Nice Things. You know what I mean? That's true, man, and that I apply that in my life too. I mean, I don't know, it's almost like replacing one addiction with another sometimes. Yeah, you know, with me and comics, for example, like I don't drink anymore. Really Right. It's like, Oh, I must be saving all this money because I'm not sweat around and booze. It's like, 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 five or 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 deal on 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 about time I got myself a new one and any one'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's impressed. I maybe I'm. Let me ask you this, m the other base was a fender's lasted for three decades, right, yet you didn't go offender this. I did not like. This is a reliable product, but I 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 of mine who works in the guitar industry. I mean he's a guitar teacher body also has friends like fixed guitars. He's more he's to work at a store that ordered them. Shatter, who I ordered from, is now owned by fender. So the ones that you're talking about that you know. Well, look at that. So Huh. Yeah, full circle. Yeah, so it really 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 want to 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 hat a freaking pull this out and play it. That's right. What I got to do? I can get my hand. I got to get this in greasy, put some mileage on it. Yeah, exactly. I got a fucking get this thing rocking and roll in here. So that's that's pretty Goddamn cool. Yeah, so it was a nice birthday, you know. That's basically 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 for you 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, but really, yeah, I don't know. Maybe Jaco Pastorius. Weight was that the 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're Josh and that's what we're doing. Yeah, I don't know. There's a lot of faster answer, though. That was like if you are on a game 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 right now. Actually something that I would say, or even better than then, less claypole, like technically better, like very proficient finger wise. But I could make a huge list, and a lot of them are fairly interchangeable as far 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 death metal band, or beyond creation, which is also another coincidentally, both those are Canadian technical death metal bands. They kind of have the the market cornered up there, but anyway, there's a lot of great basis in those bands. Yeah, check out technical death metal for amazing bass players. That's the 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 to anything. 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 gray that 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's He 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 sound if you hear it, which is the sign of a great pieces. You know more than I, so I will take it at face value. If you 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 going to 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 make nate 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 is he 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 screen clean. All right. Well, you know what I think? That does it, because nate obviously has something to tend to. Yeah, we is. He hadfie. I gotta work on some oats to so well, I was trying to beat around the Bush, but yeah, so I want to thank everybody for taking the time to listen to our show today. Virtual hugs for all of you. I hope you had a good time listening to US talk about television, music and, yeah, basically fact that needs about to go masturbate. So where's that spunk group? Yeah, he's Funk loop in. Nate. I am Dave. That is nate, and this has been the selling out show. Can't go from the ride if you can't get inside piece. But everyone hates the bass player. About the BASS player? To the Party after the show? Hey, what you guys doing after the show? Oh, nothing, okay,.

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