Monday, February 17th, 2003

How I Spent $7500 In One Morning Without Really Trying

Today was like that Kids In The Hall sketch where Kevin MacDonald is power-walking through downtown, list in hand, repeating “Got seven things to do today. Seven things to do”. I took the day off to get shit done, and by Jiminy, I was going to.

In no particular order, I paid off my Visa bill, bought RRSPs, bought a new computer, bought some tools at Canadian Tire, picked up my new guitar at Long & McQuade. A lot to accomplish in the span of four hours, but I did. And I won’t elaborate further since it’s of little interest to me, so I can’t fathom why anyone else would want to hear about it. The only salient points are that I get to pick up my smoking new computer tomorrow night and I spent all afternoon sitting cross-legged on my floor surrounded by tools, electronics components and guitar parts.

Most people, when they get something like a new guitar, will play it. Well, like most people, I did. Then, unlike most people, I then gutted the thing. Tore out the pickups, replaced the pickguard, installed the ones from the old Telecaster (which I also gutted) in the new guit, spent forever trying to get the wiring to do what I wanted it to, failed badly, gave up and restrung the thing as is, adjusted the neck, set the intonation, and then FINALLY got to play it for a bit. Sounds good, but I won’t be really happy until I figure out what about the wiring mods were not working. I took a couple pictures of the new and improved guitar, but am too lazy to process them right now. Maybe tomorrow, unless I’m spending the whole night getting the new computer configured. So much to do, so much to do. And I still have to rewire the Squier so I can sell it.

And my head hurts from sniffing solder all afternoon. Whoo.

And I’m going to Sleater-Kinney in a couple hours. I should eat. Or something.

np – Loose Fur / Loose Fur

By : Frank Yang at 7:00 pm
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  1. Kate says:

    "Wait a second — I’ve got number five where number seven should be." Also, I think that was filmed around the Danforth, not downtown. Damn, I’m a stickler.

  2. Frank says:

    You know, I knew that some trainspotter was going to come along and poke little holes in my oh-so-clever KITH reference.