dennis & the vibraphonette

Friday, January 27, 2006

the handle

it came with no handle or drive belts (the belts move the parts to make it go "wa-wa-wa-wa.."). i thought i might have to wander aimlessly in china town looking for vcr belts, but luckily there is a tv/vcr repair shop down my street here in brooklyn (details are in a previous post).

at 45 lbs. and no handle, it was fairly cumbersome. i (and my friends) carried it, handleless, up and down the 4 flights of stairs to my apartment - in and out of clubs - and in the nooks and crannies of t. griffin's recording studio. (thanks to my friends!)

i researched luggage stores and music stores, but nothing seemed to fit what i wanted - a working handle that would use the exsisiting handle brackets. i didn't want to drill any holes or anything like that.

at long last, joe came to the rescue with his climbing rope! he had made a handle for our mutual friend's amp and i bugged him until he screamed 'mercy!' well, i didn't actually bug him that much - we just had to find a good time for him, that's all. we found that time and it took about 5 minutes. splendid, indeed! things are so much brighter now! it is easier to manuver in all aspects! i'm excited!

thanks joe!


  • Hurrah for the handle and the belts. Looks like smooth sailing from here on. (Unless I just jinxed it by saying that...)

    By Blogger Kari, at 12:17 PM  

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