The_Met_Threat wrote:TLL likely you didn't have the taste for beer, because you didn't find the right ones. All different styles and tastes of beer come unique with each person's preference, and if you only try a few, your not really giving it a chance. Different countries, or brews like crafts for example may be taseful for one person but not the other. I recommend just going to your nearest beer store, and fishing through the "singles" and make a 6 pack with 6 different beers, see which one you like. The problem with drinking JD or hard liquer is that it can quickly get out of hand, and even though you may look hardcore holding a fifth of 80 proof in your hand, nothing is better than chugging down a few beers, and it feels more comfortable.
Ill try the powdered drink mix idea, seems like a smart thing to do.
BTW what guitar did you play in college?
Yeah, drinking hard liquor isn't for someone with an addictive personality, that's for sure. I never had that problem as most of my drinking (certainly not all...I was in college after all) was intentional just to get a buzz to be able to perform. At this point I've given up on drinking beer period but cooking with it (especially with some nice fried garlic and onions dumped in with kielbasa) gets a big thumbs up.
I played some crappy Charvel for the first 6 months or so until I got enough money at my job to afford an Ibanez with a locking tremolo
system. It drove me nuts having only one guitar at gigs and having it slip out of tune constantly (when you're playing a lot of gigs in people's basements that'll happen). I got the Ibanez and an RP6 effects processor with a built-in tuner and went from being the one out of tune all the time to the one that everyone else used as their tuning fork. Not to mention that the Ibanez had a much better sound than the Charvel and the RP6 was one heck of an effects processor.
I also played bass on occassion (badly), accordion at just about every gig (tolerably and only on one song - Piano Man) and violin on a few Dave Matthews Band songs (played that well except when the crappy conditions made it untunable). Also got the band to let my girlfriend at the time (now my wife of almost 9 years) play bari sax with the band on those DMB songs. Great memories there.