I got duped into cleaning out the entire garage last weekend, under the pretense that I was setting up the music studio I’ve been dreaming of for decades – how could I resist? Well, it was a lot of work, and we threw away a trash container and recycle bin’s worth of old crap, but Andrea remained true to her word – we have liftoff! Here’s the barebones gear of the current setup. Everything is scrounged from ancient cruft, with the exception of the acoustic pickup (the little white circle on the cheapass video mixer), you stick the gum right on the guitar body, it works great! Everything is mixed and amped to match the level of the drums. The girls and I practiced up and cranked out Yellow Submarine in no time, and Nick stopped by to belt out the vocals. Yeehaw!!