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Red House Studios

Posted By Jason On November 3, 2008 @ 11:49 am In Entertainment | 5 Comments

Anyone who reads my blog knows that I’ve been having some [1] musical frustration as of late. Being a dad of a toddler doesn’t offer much time to rock out, and as a bassist I tend to need to play with other people. While searching craigslist for others to jam with, I came across a place called [2] Red House Studios in Walnut Creek. They offer lessons, recording, and open jam sessions, and last night I attended something called “Band Practice: The Golden Age of MTV.” There were 2 guitarists, a drummer, and a teacher who helps everybody learn some cover tunes, and then in a month we get to perform them in front of people. Last night we played Rebel Yell, 867-5309 (Jenny), Hungry Like the Wolf, and Video Killed the Radio Star which was probably the toughest of them all. It was a lot of fun. It’s like being in a cover band without all the hassle of finding people to play with, finding rehearsal space, loading in gear and all the other less fun aspects of playing rock and roll. I just showed up with my bass, plugged into their amp, got the chord charts and I was rocking out within 10 minutes. This is the best place for aging rockers with day jobs and families to go and blow off our musical steam. A bunch of the local dads who are also musicians in my town get together once a week with the kids and have a mellow acoustic jam, but it does not compare to playing loud electric rock. When I play bass, I want to feel it, and I did last night!

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