TheOtherAss celebrates the humorous world of working musicians, and their everyday exploits. 

The material is derived from years (and years) of gigging, recording, rehearsing - and yes, they are my own experiences. I grew up in Maine, When in 1996 I started my first punk rock band, the Junkbuckets.
We were horrible - very very horrible. 

Later I found myself gigging all over the Boston areas, where honestly most of my material comes from-
I’m now happily living near Seattle, still playing Punk-Rock, and using my media degree to create comics, animations, shirts, and plenty of showposters.These comics are my favorite way to share the many stories I have built up over the last thirty years.

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Hiram Lough
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2 months ago

We Drink Leinenkugels Original Beer.

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Theherplover
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2 months ago

I have a trombone

Darren Liu
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2 months ago

Well I dont

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Max Han
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2 months ago

I have a guitar but its a classical one

Dora Bedpan
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2 months ago

I bought my first guitar at 10yo (case, guitar and amp for a 100$): I bought all my pedals myself when I was a teen. Without the Boss orange distortion, I could not have enough gain on my 9W guitar amp to play along with a drum. Without any FX, an electric guitar sounds so "ploink, ploink", it's ugly and lame... Miles Davis even put FX on his trumpet in the 70s (wah-wah especially).

eric ross
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2 months ago

There's a blue light in my best friend's room - Mazzy Star

Rosemarie Cline
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2 months ago

Not mine, but funny😁

Autumn Walton
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2 months ago

Yes flutes!!!!!! Sry clarinets but we're better than u. (sorry not sorry) :)

Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

It's called GAS. Gear Acquisition Syndrome. I own 5 overdrive pedals with the same sound, but different colors, and yes, I bought one only for its blue light!

Maik
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2 months ago

I've had an ART ECC pedalboard since 96 and has worked like a charm, survived a flood and it just keeps on rocking

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Maik
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2 months ago

It was the band contest in my HS and our dumbass principal couldn't believe that the drums had to be tuned, he thought the two drummers doing it were just "making noise". Thankfully we had a marvelous musical director that always stood for us.

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kurisutofu
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2 months ago

It's better than getting the drum set and when training always being told to stop being it's too loud. My drum set was basically for decoration and 4 years later when I got rid of them because my family would never let me train, everyone was shocked that "I threw away a Christmas present"!

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Yes, indeed, it can happen, but not during the recording, if the engineer is a pro...

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

A very clever ideea! It's not a secret, many new albums are mixed to sound good on cell phones / earbuds, not on big and expensive stereo HiFi systems.

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Maik
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2 months ago

Alex Van Halen in the 80s

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Draco Malfoy
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2 months ago

I love the bean bodies lol

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Picks and fingers.

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Charlotte
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2 months ago

Or you have a list of about 20 names and none of them can score a majority vote.

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Autumn Quigley
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2 months ago

so ur telling me that i came all the way up here spet my life savings and now I cant seven fly home

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Drummers are more important than you think! If I fail a guitar solo during a gig, very few in the audience will notice; if the drummer fails, all the band fails!

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

We do that to protect ourselves from the rest of the band ...

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

A guitarist can do this with the LP bridge or the Strat whammy bar.

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eric ross
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2 months ago

Look out, look out, the Candyman Here he comes and he's gone again Pretty lady ain't got no friend Till the Candyman comes around again

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Yes, of course! 1 drummer per 10000 guitarists!

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Thundercuss
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2 months ago

Doomer.. lol

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Matthew Smith
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2 months ago

**cough**

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eclipse
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2 months ago

i don't get it (please explain)

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Bob Beltcher
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2 months ago

Been trying to find that for 20 years. The damn thing always shakes loose and never clamps right.

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Colin L
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2 months ago

Exposure... starvation... po-TAY-toe... po-TAH-toe...

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eclipse
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2 months ago

oof

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Thundercuss
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2 months ago

Our guitarist had a twenty year old little mutt named Sam. Sam was adorable but deaf as a post. His favorite thing was to lay in the kick drum during practice and let the pounding vibrations lull him to sleep.

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eric ross
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2 months ago

I got silence on my radio Let the air waves flow Let the air waves flow

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SoulMan80
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2 months ago

So true

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Chorus is OK, but remember: "less is more"!

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Bob Beltcher
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2 months ago

Lol, done this before

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M O'Connell
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2 months ago

The faster you can pick it, the better it sounds.

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

It would be so cool to have a sticker or two on my car, but ... yeah ... bags of drums on the back seat become much more obvious when advertised.

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

What do you call a drummer with no girlfriend? Homeless ...

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eric ross
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2 months ago

don't call me daughter.

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Cayden Barnes
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2 months ago

true dat

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eric ross
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2 months ago

She's so Heavy Heavy, heavy, heavy, heavy

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

The best mike! Maybe better than 58. I use 'em for the guitar cab and for the lead vocals!

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eric ross
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2 months ago

now what you hear is not a test

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eric ross
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2 months ago

loded diper

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eric ross
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2 months ago

let down and hanging around

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SoulMan80
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2 months ago

Agreed. I think this cartoon is about keyboardists straying in to bassist territory

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eric ross
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2 months ago

trouble ahead trouble behind

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

I heard (had) this dialogue at every rehearsal...

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Kathy Brown
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2 months ago (edited)

Ouch.

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SoulMan80
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2 months ago

Hypocrisy at its best

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eric ross
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2 months ago

dead head

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eric ross
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2 months ago

She's got electric boots a mohair suit You know I read it in a magazine B-B-B-Billy and the Jets

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eric ross
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2 months ago

Well I got no chance of losin' this time

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Kathy Brown
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2 months ago

Enthusiasm. Anticipation.

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Eric Mac Fadden
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2 months ago

WHY NOT? ....but not now....

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Colin L
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2 months ago

What's the difference between a guitarist and a pizza? ... A pizza can feed a family of four.

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eric ross
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2 months ago

Standing on a tower World at my command You just keep a turning While I'm playing in the band

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eric ross
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2 months ago

And she's buying a stairway to Heaven

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eric ross
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2 months ago

would you hear my voice come through the music

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eric ross
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2 months ago

Clear as winter ice This is your paradise

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Dee Hunter
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2 months ago

Also known as "The drummer's last words"

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Like the 3rd hand for the guitarists playing a double neck.

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eric ross
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2 months ago

And I wonder Where she will stay My little runaway A-run, run, run, run, runaway

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

It's good for bleeding!

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eric ross
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2 months ago

All the kids are dancin' as the jockey spins gold

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eric ross
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2 months ago

The Pretenders - Clean Up Woman

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Thundercuss
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2 months ago

Hüsker Don't baahaaahaaaa

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

1968. Filmore. Watching the audience melt ...

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eric ross
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2 months ago

Come on children, come on children Come on clap your hands

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

All the instruments are cutting the mix.

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eric ross
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Spanish lady come to me, she lays on me this rose It rainbow spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes It left a smoking crater of my mind I like to blow away But the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day Coming, coming, coming around Coming around, coming around, in a circle

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Cip IESAN
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2 months ago

Yes, I understood! The ET on the right is a bit rude, but very subtle!

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Mark Serbian
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2 months ago

4x8 6" riser. 4 piece band. What's the problem?

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eric ross
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Nothin' shakin' on shakedown street, used to be the heart of town Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart, you just gotta poke around

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