Time to Sell My Klipsch RF-3 Speakers?

Uggh.

It may be time to part with my babies. The house we moved into this past November had a surround sound stereo set-up already in place. Some of it was built it, and rather than take it apart to sell it, it might be time to sell the Klipsch’s.

They are RF-3s in pretty damn good condition. They are currently boxed up (original boxes) from our move, so unfortunately I’m going to have to take them out to take pictures of them.

One of the grilles has some broken plastic pieces. Sounds like this has happened to others. The grilles stay on fine, but if I were keeping them, I’d try some sort of super glue or epoxy to get them back to new. Other than that, I don’t even think there are scratches on them.

This sucks because the NAD receiver that I had paired with them went perfectly. NAD is really warm, and the Klipsch’s are a bit stronger on the high end. I guess I should sell both.

Uggh.

It’s going to be hard to part with these.

New Year’s Eve with Blind Melon

I cannot believe I am not going. The NYE show is even in my original home state, so I should be representing hard. Having had the NYC show cancelled just about a month ago, it would be so good. How many times have I actually done something on NYE that I was really psyched about, that I was really invested in.

But I do have my sister in town (from Portland, OR), my dad decided to come into town, some really good friends of ours are coming in for NYE/day (with their brand new baby boy. Welcome, Jonah!)…so this is what I need to dive into and focus on and be grateful for.

To all of you going, make sure you give your sweat and tears to the band, to each other. I would.

Blind Melon show again!!!

I wanted to leave this title up…to show all the potential that this coming Friday night in NYC had for me and for many others.

But now we must wait. The band has disbanded. There are so many ways to say it, and yes, each side has their story, but THEY WERE THE BAND, and now they are not. Period. They can “reform” but as of now, it’s done. It sucks. I am so disappointed.

I will post on the Blind Melon proboards site soon. I should have always been there, but I chose to hang out on the wall and I’ve never posted. But I’ve been a fan for a long time and have done a ton to help spread what they do.

But I can’t be a fly on the wall anymore, because I’ll likely have to burn this building down. Think these guys will really have it rolling in January?? I was incredibly moved by Unified Theory, and I thought that Chris had a great deal going for him. Hell, at least we know he gets along with 2 of the guys.

But as a permanent replacement? I’m just not sure. I would love to hear him sing from all THREE albums in addition to performing any UT material. Is it actually going to happen? Is it going to last longer than a short tour or two?

Is Chris a good guy? Of course. I had the pleasure of briefly meeting him at a Detroit UT show and some email contact when UT was taking flight. For no special reason than wanting to engage with some of my favorite musicians. Can he sing? Of course…wonderfully. Will he be great and gracious to the fans? Of course.

But I don’t see him arousing the pain, the anger, the sorrow, the soul, and so many more characteristics that exists in each of these songs. Is that a prerequisite to be the lead man for this group? No, but let’s face the facts. Part of why we all love this band is the intensity at which the human experience, the “whole” of the experience with the goods, the bads, the tragics, the losses, etc., is communicated through their music.

As of now, even if my completely bummed mood is not heavily influencing my opinion, I don’t think there’s much left.

And if so, I’ll continue to believe this to be one of the most special group of rock artists that ever was – their endurance, their subversive attitudes about all that is commercial and fake, their playing, and more importantly, what they do when they’re together.

I don’t want to challenge Rogers, Glen, Christopher, or Brad to “make it work.” Do what you have to do. I’m just trying to deal with the present.

This too will pass.

Blind Melon “For My Friends” – Welcome back, boys

There is not enough space on this page or time in this day to tell the BIG story about my relationship with this band. But let’s just keep this short, sweet, and simple and share how great it feels to hear these guys playing music together again.

All the side projects and other gigs they each did over the past decade-plus were fun, but there really is a magic to what these guys can do. And welcome, Travis.

I have to admit that this is the first album/CD I’ve purchased in quite a long time. Go out and buy it. It’s a great listen, no matter what your story is.

Loving the importance of my friends,

J