It just occurred to me (for some unknown reason, these fits of randomness hit me in the early afternoons).
Can you ever have too many guitars? Probably.
In our house, there are 4 electric guitars, 1 bass guitar, and 3 accoustic guitars (split between my daughter and I).
EIGHT. (And with Christmas coming up, it may be 9 or 10 by 2009)
Eight guitars? When did this happen? To be honest, I'm not really sure. I'm not saying it's good or bad. It's just one of those things that caught me off guard. Of the 8, only one has any real 'value' but a couple of them were 'firsts' (Jen's first accoustic, my first accoustic, Jen's first electric, my first electric to be worth more than the trade in value on my car...that kind of thing).
I need a couple more amps now, I guess. I definitely need to track down a practice bass amp. Jen's picking up on that and wanting to play it more.
I'm closer to setting up my 1/2 of the garage as the music jam space. I figure by next summer, I'll have one of those shatty little PA's (like I used to bring to DC practice), a bass amp, another guitar amp, perhaps a stripped down drum kit. The Roland and the Hammond will be out there. A fan for the summer and heater for the winter (I'll keep the guitars in the house unless they're being played).
Of course all of this is somewhat in the realm of day-dreaming right now. Who knows what will actually transpire in the next 12 months.
I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna start taking guitar lessons, though.
Seems silly to have all of this gear and play the same 9 songs I've been playing since college.
This concludes the random brainburst for the day.