June 10, 2011

Only the Stones Remain


Just on the outside chance anyone would be interested, I'm ebay-ing a few random things I had lying around. If anyone's interested in my old tangerine iBook, my old KISS bag (remember that?) my old 2-way wrist radios, or even my old Red Goddess, take a look.

That picture is from 2003, at Sharkbite studios where we were recording Yesterday Rules. Remember I was doing that "studio journal" thing on this blog while we were recording? It doesn't feel long enough ago that I would have still been using that old laptop, OS 9, and dial-up to make my posts, but the pictures don't lie and I guess that's the way of things. (You can see the phone cord in the iBook's jack in the picture: the studio owner used to get mad at me for "hogging the phone line with your little computer.") It's funny, too, because at the time it felt all space age and "high tech" to be doing it at all. They sure built those things to last, anyway: my subsequent laptop was a 12" Powerbook G4 that wound up completely thrashed and falling to pieces in a couple of years. I took that old "clamshell" with me all over the world, across the US and Europe and to Japan, and you'd never know it to look at it now. I used to use a "club" cable lock to lock it to one of the van seats by the swivel handle. Good times, kinda.

Added: you know what else is funny, or sad? I found the old Club lock in my gig bag, and it turned out I still had the key to it on the key ring in my pocket, so I guess I've been carrying it around for the last nine years.

Also, a question sent to the laptop item:

Hello Dr. Frank! If I bid on and won this computer, would you autograph it for me? I'd treasure it forever!
Ha! Sure, no problem. Posted by Dr. Frank at June 10, 2011 06:27 AM | TrackBack

Are you going to be having any further auctions?

Posted by: sucks I lost the computer at June 12, 2011 03:50 AM

Got a few more, and possibly more to come I suppose.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at June 13, 2011 12:47 AM