Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Big Thank You!

Happy New Year!

Well, this post brings an end to my first year of blogging, and I really appreciate the support from people that stop by to check it out.

I thought this would be a good time to talk about why I am spending my spare time cluttering up the internet. This is certainly not a money-making venture, at least not for me.

I tell myself that I started Rex and the Bass so that I could practice my writing skills, using subjects that interest me (music and musical equipment). Perhaps the real reason why I blog is to fuel my massive ego. Take your pick.

I randomly pick subjects, based on how I feel each day. But, sometimes readers make suggestions about things they would like to read about, and if they fall into those two areas, I try to oblige them. If the suggestions are outside the scope of the musical world I write them down, and will get around to them when I start a blog about something else.

I am often asked if I really own all of the instruments and equipment that I feature on the blog. And the answer is “no”. In almost every case I have owned the equipment at some point, and have moved on to something else. But, either way, I have tried it all out, and usually only cover the stuff that I really like.

I can go ahead and answer another common question: “Yes, I do own and listen to all of the albums that I review”. If anybody would like to send me their album to review, please send me an e-mail, and we can talk it over.

Just in case you were wondering, here are the top posts for the year (by page views):

1. Philip Kubicki Factor Basses

2. Fender Jazz Bass Special Re-issue

3. Simon and Patrick Songsmith Acoustic Guitar

4. MusicMan Month: The Ernie Ball Forum

5. Fender Japan Keith Richard Micawber Telecaster

Thank you for checking in today and for the time you spend looking through my blog. I look forward to writing about new things next year, and hope to keep you all entertained.




  1. "...starting (another) blog about something else" ?
    C'mon, you won't outlive !

    Glad to see my Kubicki's bass of choice at pole postion.

    Akemashite omedetō gozaimasu !

  2. Oooh. I have lots of ideas for other blogs, and hope to get another one going this year on automotive musings. Thanks for checking in, Milo!