After one long week of waiting, I just got my guitar back tonight! I brought my guitar to a very good guitar repair doctor named Sir. Randy and he really do some magic. I, having limited knowledge about guitar wiring managed to learn a lot from him and I am just glad that he did some tweaking and upgrades to my Yamaha RGX 821D. I will upload the pictures as soon as I take some from my guitar and will upload soon so even you guys can see the reason why I am glad that my guitar came home with me tonight. Anyway, my guitar sounded more brighter than the sound it has before.
What I have here are photos taken by Darcke and edited using Photoshop CS2 ( I think just for the watermark and some lighting effects). This was taken last 2007th of December so it should be over one year ago. I just want to post it here now so I can recall what my band has got into as of today, that is, we haven’t been an active band lately due to stuffs that includes work, studies, etc and so on.
My band Tryals, was supposed to have a perform for a gig last Friday night of January 3 2009. By just one disappointing reason, the gig was canceled as decided by all of us… and the stiry continues.
We are all excited for that day, after a long break on performing our music we thought that it was time to get our self together and perform as a band once again. The preparations are all laid perfectly, we have practiced for days knowing the fact that our beats are out of tune after a long absence on the music scene, then came the final day of our rehearsals and everything was complete. We even drank together (Jeric and Xy, his soul mate) just to cope up with our lost time together and the night before the gig we even drank until sunrise (maybe not, but close!!) just exchanging ideas, plans and topics of whatever origins.
It was Friday afternoon that I woke up a little late before we went ahead to Marty’s place (our drummer and will be the most disappointing factor later). I ate, I took a bath and after that waited for our bassist, Jeric and his girlfriend Xy to drop by my house so we can go together and see Toto, our vocalist then straight to Marty’s place and wait again for VJ whom plays as our rhythm guitar but i prefer to call it second guitar to accompany me as the first guitar. Then the moment to be disappointed came by when Marty texted us that He was not allowed by her mother to perform for the night (Its because I think he is still 18 that he still so much dependent from her mother). The thing is we went to his place all the way from Cavite to Manila just to know that the gig we are about to be performed will be canceled due to his actions days before the gig. We cannot do anything that time but to accept the fact that we will not be performing for that night.
With our disappointment, Toto still went to Pasig to watch the gig and apologized for our sudden backing out. We have some guests with us and that added the disappointment level because we have invited some guys whom are excited to see us play again and yet they came with nothing. After a little drink from the nearby bar we dropped by my place and have a little drink that turned out a little grand (with lots of bbq stuffs and alcohol). Finally, we have found a way to release our emotions and control our temper. I can’t say that it was no one’s fault, all I know that one of us is having difficulties in realizing how much effort we all put in this band that plays even not for money, but for fun and solidification.
Every Sundays, me and my friends gather at my place to drink and jam a little. drinking for the mood of our band practice helps set our minds to relax and complete the covers and compositions. I think we might as well join the wine of the month club and celebrate every month. Honestly, even though I have classes on the following day, I always spare my time with my friends because for now, that is the only time where all of us can relax to start our very busy days ahead of us. It helps, really, and everytime we do it, It seems like we are maturing on our music, again! I hope that this will continue because my new band needs to have a lot of catching up since our last gig three months ago. cheers!