So, I'm actually cruising down the road at 70mph right now (thank god my wife is doing the driving) but I really wanted to do a post because it's been for-freaking-ever. Somehow, real life (especially work) got insanely busy. So, here I am in the car and I don't quite have enough room to actually play the ukulele and record myself so I need to use something I've already recorded. After a quick search I came across this crazy-ass video footage of a bachelor party I was at last week.
I'll set the stage for you here. Imagine, if you will, roughly a dozen dudes decked out in their finest Bavarian attire (think Oktoberfest). The groom-to-be has already been tied up in the middle of the farmer's market and pelted by water balloons (that were sold to passersby). Then there were at least three stop-offs at various breweries for refueling. By the time we got to our campsite there was just enough time to shoot about 3 bags of potatoes, through one of the 4 potato canons onsite, and then enjoy the campfire.
I had my Lanikai CK-TEQ Ukulele, Doug played guitar, Bryan (my brother) had his acoustic bass, I think there were some makeshift drums and Greg had a squeeze box. So, we were pretty set for merriment. Well, at least, we thought we were.
Then Greg whipped out his Roland Micro Cube amp and we realized what was missing. Loudness and total effects insanity, that's what. Ahhh yeah! There's just something a little surreal (and totally fucking awesome) about playing through a loud amp with tons of sick effects in the middle of the forest. It was like if there were such a thing as bad hobbits. You know, using their magic and whatnot to make bourbon from corn and make their music creepy and slightly evil.
After dicking around with the various effects, we launched into an impromptu version of Captain Fantasy by Ween. Here's the video:
I didn't know anything about these Micro Cube amp before, but I'm totally getting one. They're like $129 and you can power them with freaking batteries! The night in question is a little bit foggy (*cough* Bourbon *cough*) but I remember there were quite a few built-in effects. Delay, Chorus, Tremalo, Phaser and more, I believe.