Colin Fox… I’ve come to the conclusion that the best drug, and most expensive over the years, is playing an instrument or singing in a band. Back in the 1970s, I sold all my equipment and gave up playing. In 1982 I popped into Bonners music shop in Grove Road Eastbopurne, to see how gear had progressed over the years. On the wall was a cherry sunburst Fender Stratocaster. I looked at it for ages……… and then bought it! Of course, I then had to buy an amp, followed by fx pedals etc. six years ago I again sold all my equipment and actually made a profit on the 1982 Strat, as it had become a collectors item. It still looked brand new, because I’ve always believed that an instrument is a tool and should be looked after. So why am I going on about this, because I’ve only bloomin’ gone and bought another Strat and amp. Admittedly this time they are secondhand from ebay, and were bargains at the price I got them for. I suppose the next thing will be an fx pedalboard. When will it stop, I ask myself. Well I’m coming up to 74 so it might not be for much longer. Anyway I can plonk to my hearts content again. I was quite often called a plonker in the past.
Colin Norton… Personally I think that this is great news and I’m glad to hear that you are playing again!
John Williams… I have done just that but i was a singer got meself a ukulele so now i sit at home playing and singing im 69 lol
Rob Soundman… Welcome back to the old plonkers club it keeps you fit and if you keep at it gets you out of the house (a lot)! (2 x real kits + 2 x electronic kits and a micro electronic hashup for the smaller venues) no room left in garage – Rob
Colin Fox… I expect you are the same as the rest of us, spent more than you earnt.
Len Smith… Thought you would not be able to leave it for much longer, let me know if you want(cheap) management!!!
Colin Fox… A couple of beers and a burger?
Len Smith… It’s a deal, contract in the post, better deal than I got before!
Jacqueline Marsh… Glad your back on track!! Since I started singing again I have had nothing but fun, and at 71 been out and done a Charity gig, gave me such a buzz, cant beat us oldies, we know the real music!!
Alan Esdaile… music is the best medicine.
Lynda Whatley… What a great “open story” thanks for sharing it – enjoy it all again Colin
Pete Fisher… keep on plonkin Colin.
Dave Nattress… An encouraging story – so best of luck. Inspires me to add the elusive third chord to the 2 I’ve had for 50+ years. I must get the book out again.
Colin Fox… yes go for it, you’ll be able to play some Status Quo then. lol
Tony Ball… May be a plonker but a good musical one, good on yer, keep it up.
Dave Nattress… LOL – nice one Colin. Good luck.