He finally set up his kit, but he has refused to play until he gets a new board.
But an old flame came to town, so he called and asked me to come over and jam ( HA! I wanted to laugh but I grabbed the git and went over there ) so she could see him play again like the old days.
So he's trying to do some faster blues and he is rusty as shit and you know how good he is. So I suggest something slower and he does great an then I try to do another one I thought he knew - sweet little 4/4 love song, nothing big. And he is a pro who of course LISTENS to the song before he plows into it so he is listening and he never joins in. But you know how I am about once the song starts you finish and I am just lost in it trying to remember all the chords and words myself. And then I finish.
An then I hear his old flame say "Are you crying?"
And he is ...I think he was just really emotional... I've made people cry with my hideous voice before - but never ever ever him!!
I said, "What the hell?" an he just said "That is such a beautiful song."
Anyway, I stopped playing and made him put on his old band's last blues CD and he jammed to that.
Old turd...."Kinda defeats the purpose of trying to cheer you up here!" I said.