So, things calmed down a bit and the slight transgression was allowed to pass, peace and harmony prevailed among the household occupants. But G.A.S. strikes at the most inopportune times, doesn't it?
I have a Korg Z1 synth at the rehearsal space. It's an amazing unit, makes all kinds of awesome sounds, has great lead patches, and it was something I'd bought before I was under the watchful eye of the Council for Appropriations and Expenditures. Well, it like I said, is a great synth, MOSS synthesis keyboard (Multi Oscillator Synthesis System), it oozes cool and tone, but it lacks the panache' of a well sampled instrument bank such as the Roland JV2080, which just popped up on Craig's list for a mere $260.00.
I'd had the JV880, but traded it toward the Korg, the piano samples kill on that series and they are still quite relevant and viable in the newest of Roland synths. I'd be a fool to pass it up, wouldn't I?
Of course I would!
Hmm...Problem, I don't have enough cash on hand to grab it and it'd surely be gone before I got the money from the side jobs I do, or before I sold my Jackson Dinky Reverse which is still available in the classified section *cough* *cough*
What to do, what to do?
Hey, I know! I still have that $200 credit on the Discover card. (the G.A.S. lord giveth, and he taketh away)
A quick email later, the guy accepts Paypal and is cool with me sending the $ that way and he'll bring it to me! Wow, is this my lucky day or what?
The seller arrives at my place of employment with my cherished prize in hand, it's like musician's friend, free shipping on orders over $200, isn't that great? I'm happy, all is well..isn't it?
Around that same time, my drummer expressed the need for a remote for his recording system, a pair of minty 8 track DA-38's. He isn't web enabled at home, so I offer to scrounge one up. I find 'it' on the Bay of E, of course. 50 bucks delivered! Great deal, but I'm still in the same cash related predicament, ahh, 50 bucks won't hurt and Jeff (drummer) will pay me back long before the bill arrives. Besides, we need it, we're tracking some new songs and I can punch in without having to trudge around his drum kit (the DA38's are behind the drums) we need
You know it's kinda funny how you develop a need for things you've gotten along without your entire life.
Oh well, better to ask forgiveness than permission, I always say...
How many people's wives are into the online bill pay thing these days?
"What did you buy for $260.00?! and then another thing for $50?!?"
*Who hears the Star Wars (Emperor's Theme) playing in the background? I can.*