So the Hamer bass, the '83 black Cruisebass with the pointy horns, is NOT the one used by the bassist for The Romantics (I don't even know his name. You don't either, do you?...) for their video hit "Talking in Your Sleep". It turns out it has a different serial# than the one sold to them, and theirs was an '82, not an '83. I got a letter back from Hamer saying so, and the recommendation to 'enjoy it for what it is'. Which I will do, I'm starting to like it and may not sell it at all. Still gotta fix that saddle I screwed up though.
I took a 1-week, high-paying gig in Cape Cod which never transpired after all, and so now I'm missing out on playing 2 paying gigs this weekend. And I've missed some regular work as well. Well in fairness the cape Cod gig was going to pay some seriously good bread! I took a chance and lost. Life... but it's seriously bad timing for "life" to step in and tell me "You lose"! I'll catch up, but it doesn't do our morale any good for the next few days here. I'm pressed like a rumply shirt in a Chinese laundry, and am going to be officially not working for days. Yes we'll live... it's what we do! Meanwhile I'm off to go see a man about a wall.