Moving to Arizona

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Ian Ashdown, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Seamus OReally

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    Reminds me of a cab driver who picked me up at Sky Harbor asking me where I was from. "Indiana," I said, which was true in those days. "Oh, you got the tornados," he said. "Tornados in the Midwest, earthquakes and fires in California, hurricanes along the gulf... we don't have any of those disasters in Arizona. The only disaster we have is the sun."

    "The incessant, ******** relentless sun!"
     
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    That sounds good. I hate the cold and our summers come with humidity.
     
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    congrats on the new job...it sounds like an exciting company!
     
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    Seems we have all been talking about the weather here and forgot the reason for the post.....:):)

    Happy someone was smart enough to congratulate the OP, only took 63 posts.....

    Congrats OP, enjoy Phoenix....
     
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    Ahem, first post on second page has a congrat.
     
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    Good luck on the new job. May take a while to get used to the heat though.
     
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    Guess I should say something positive about Phoenix after ragging on it yesterday....

    My joints felt fabulous! I was in less pain even if I was melting...
     
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    My grandparents used to live in Prescott, I'd fly in to Phoenix to visit them. That "dry heat" thing is the gospel truth. One time I got off the plane, and saw a bank thermometer that read 130. It felt a LOT cooler than the 95 degrees and 99% humidity I'd felt in Nashville. The sun's more brutal in Arizona, though.

    Monsoon season is a weird thing. It was dry as could be most of the day, but then about 1:00 every afternoon it would rain--hard--for about 10 minutes. And after that it was like being in a steam bath.

    For the guitar, during monsoon I think I'd want to keep acoustics in cases or in humidity-controlled rooms. And be real careful to never leave a guitar in a car if the car isn't under a roof.
     
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    Signed the lease today, so I guess it’s happening for real!
    I think I’m just going to take a few guitars with me, but which ones . . .? I’ll be making the move on 7/11 I think.

    I’d be really interested to hear from any who live in Phoenix what small clubs or bars have good live music. I’m going to be solo there so I’ll have time on my hands. Time to practice for sure, but I’ve gotta get out sometimes!

    Appreciate all the advice and anecdotes!

    Ian
    SoCal/Phoenix
     
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    With the positive infection rate at 24%...it'll be awhile before bars will be open. ;)
     
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  13. Ian Ashdown

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    I was there a few days ago, 104 at 10 in the evening! I had to find something to eat and the nearest restaurant to my hotel was a place called Rustlers Roost. Good steak, live country music, but only about 50/50 with masks!

    I have a feeling I’m going to move there for work and will be working at home quite a bit. I could do that from CA!

    Ian
     
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    They just re-closed all the bars here for at least another 30 days, so they'll likely be no live music for a while. On the main street by me, there's typically three bars within a couple of miles that have live music on Friday and Saturday nights regularly, when there's not a pandemic going on. So there are plenty of places to play.

    And yeah, we are in the middle of summer, so it's hot these days. This time of year, it'll typically be over 110° for days at a time. Just like in places where it gets cold in the middle of winter, and people stay home, same here for the middle of summer. You don't want to hang out outside.
     
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