'bass' or 'bass'?
Now here's something that caught my attention
at ebay. Whenever I do a search for 'bass', I have to browse
through listings for both kinds of bass - bass (the instrument)
and bass (the fish). Usually I find myself wishing that there
was a way to ignore all the fish-stuff. But once in a while I
accidentally stumble across something that I think is really
VERY OLD & RARE MOUNTED BIG BASS. This Bass was caught around
the turn of the century. Frame is sold oak and measures 33x25"
with beautiful hand blown Bubble Glass. Beautiful hand painted
background with real lilly pads and bull rushes wide frame.
The idea of a 100 year old fish forever frozen
in its eternal leap out of its pond kinda blows my mind. I mean,
this is as close to immortality as a fish can get - in an odd
sort of way, one could even argue that this particular bass was
LUCKY to be caught and stuffed! And don't you think there's something
strangely comforting to know that your favorite big bass is happily
sailing through the air 24/7 behind it's protective Bubble Glass?
You know, this is actually giving me a good idea...
Yes...I like it!
1991 Custom Ibanez 4 String
The first time I saw this bass, I hated it. But
after looking at it on and off for a few weeks, something strange
started to happen. I started to genuinely like it. Then suddenly
the feeling wore off and now I hate it again. Maybe it's the
pasty alien who looks like he's grabbing the volume knob with
his weird alien hand. Or maybe it's my sense of disappointment
that anyone would glue a men's bathroom sign on a bass in a feeble
attempt to make a bass look 'cool'. I found this thing on ebay
(*sigh*) and the description says that this 'Custom' Ibanez "received
a custom paint job by underground cult artist, Chad Crume in
'93" and also was "autographed by Porn Legend, Christy
Canyon"... Now I know what you're thinking - 'How can Mimi
not love a bass that was touched by greatness not once, but TWICE?'
Well, I could care less who Chad Crume is, but I have to admit
that any bass lucky enough to be fondled by a porn actress (excuse
me, porn LEGEND) with a name like Christy Canyon IS kinda interesting.
Her autograph is kinda thought-provocative too - it reads ""I
need your hands on my strings..." - which I suppose is actually
kinda odd - it appears that Christy thinks she's the bass guitar?
I don't get it. Anyway, I did an internet search for a picture
of the aforementioned porn LEGEND (hey, I got curious) - and
here she is:
I'm not sure if the plaid bikini ensemble really 'goes with'
the savage- nature-jungle motif (dig that grass font), but Christy
does look like a sweet girl. I like her. I hope her back is feeling
better though - see how much pain she's in? But even with her
autograph, I still think this bass sucks (no pun intended). ~mimi