The ghost in the machine Thursday April 14, 2005, 2 comments

Last night, during my regular wednesday night gig, I experienced technical difficulties for the first time. I’d play a few notes, and my amplified would go into overload protection and stop making sound. Then, after it had cooled slightly it would come back on, only to repeat the problem.

After seven songs of this weird behavior, the amp started functioning normally, but those first seven songs were weird.

But that’s not the end of the story. The malevolent spirit haunting my bass amp must have decided it could do more damage to my friend’s guitar because it leapt over there, and proceeded to cause the sound to cut in and out repeatedly in the middle of Come Together. While I’ll be the first to admit that Come Together leans heavily on the bass for it’s distinctive sound, it does require a guitar to actually pull it off. Thankfully he had a second guitar there.

Weird, that after so many years of minimal technical problems we’d both have such weirdness on the same night.


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CaptainPurple Thursday April 14, 2005


So, does that mean you did NOT see me screwing around with your amp, or that you saw me and thought nothing of it?

K Thursday April 14, 2005


maybe he got distracted…

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