Any other bands got buying-new-gearitus...
I knew it was bad when one morning last March, I awoke with hangover and new drum kit, stands and cymbals.
Online shopping at 3am whilst under the influence is more dangerous than driving drunk. What could I tell the Mrs? Thinking on my feet, I quickly purchased a Welsh holiday and told her I'd bought a few little extra bits for my kit too...
But my bank statement keeps reminding me that AT LEAST ONCE a month, I find myself with another little musical trinket. October: woodblocks/stands (woodblocks FFS!?), November: china cymbal, December: splash cymbal and January: a new Roland KD-85.
I keep telling myself I can pay it off with gig money but it doesn't quite work like that. I mean, I probably will break even if I stop now and keep playing until 2017 but I can't stop. I'm now looking at lighting, for example.
What makes me feel extra guilty is the fact that I think I've infected the rest of TMS. Bass man Mike has a new amp and new bass. Paul, our lead guitarist keeps buying amps and pedals and as of today... even Spen has bought a new guitar and amp.
Is this an epidemic or is it just us???