Cords and cables are those kinds of things that we take for granted; that is, until we’re missing them… Last night, I went to the recording studio to do a session and much to my surprise – and utter shock – I realize that I had left my bag of cords at my church on Sunday!
Talk about putting a black cloud over my mood. I figured that our tech guys would find my bag and lock it up in our equipment closet – which they did – but it still didn’t help my mood as there was the uncertainty that I had left it in a place that they wouldn’t find it, and it would be left out for anyone to take.
Mind you, it wasn’t just my speaker and instrument cables in that bag. My power cords for my amp and pedal board were in there, and since I also use that bag as my cord bag for my solo acoustic gigs, I had all my XLR cables in there as well.
Needless to say, the studio had extra cords, and I just recorded my guitar raw with no effects. It turned out to be a good thing because what I laid down was exactly what I was after, but I have to say that it wasn’t my most inspired performance. I was pissed off!
I recovered my cords this morning, so it’s all good, but it did serve to make me realize just how precious a commodity my cords are. I, for one, will not ever take them for granted again…