Tuesday, January 27, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Thank you, Watermelon Music

By
From page A6 | October 03, 2012 |

I want to give a big thank you to Jeff Simons and Watermelon Music for helping us out of a jam.

A couple of Fridays ago, the band I sing for (Hardwater) had a gig at the E Street Plaza. We were almost done setting up when we realized we had no monitors. It was 30 minutes to show time and the equipment we needed was in Dixon.

I freaked out momentarily, then realized that Watermelon Music was across the street. If we were lucky, they could rent us what we needed. I ran to the store and told Jeff we had an emergency. He dropped what he was doing and came with me across the street to check my mixer for compatibility. Fortunately, he had the equipment we needed.

On the way back to the store to pick up the monitors, I was thinking about how we should split the rental fee among the band. I was wondering if this gig would end up costing me money.

I ask Jeff how much the rental fee would be and he said, “No charge.” Wow! What a generous thing to do. As a musician, Jeff was well aware that we were not getting paid much for the gig.

Musicians in Davis know that Watermelon Music is a great resource. They have a great selection, competitive prices and often help out with gear at events such as the First Thursday concerts at Odd Fellows. In this age of Internet sales, it behooves us all to make an effort to shop at our local brick-and-mortar stores. An online merchant would have been no help with our recent dilemma at the E Street Plaza.

John Swann

Davis

Comments

comments

Letters to the Editor

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Interfaith event focuses on justice

    By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    In vino veritas: A criminal case and intrigue in Napa Valley

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Parking lawsuit may be more than meets the eye

    By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

     
    Crash leads to DUI, hit-run arrest

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Senate Dems block GOP effort to wind down pipeline debate

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    New-home sales jump 11.6% in December

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Blizzard howls its way into Boston

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Apply now for Soroptimist service grants

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Share your love (story) with us

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Pets of the week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Workshop offers tips on GoPro cameras

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Sutter Davis Hospital seeks volunteer doulas

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Winter produce, treats available at Wednesday market

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Have a ‘Heart to Heart’ with Dr. G

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Apply now to be on Davis’ coop crawl

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Seed swap set Friday at Davis Cemetery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    VFW post plans Valentine’s Day Heroes Breakfast

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Storyteller relies on nature as his subject on Saturday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Learn nature photography from an expert

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Thorp receives UCD’s Distinguished Emeritus Award

    By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A4 | Gallery

     
    Innovation opportunities on the agenda

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Sutter auxiliary seeks volunteers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    A winemaker’s downfall

    By New York Times News Service | From Page: A7

    Gerber nominations open now

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

     
    .

    Forum

    Wife’s attitude costs her friends

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Taking turns as the halfway house

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

    Locals will join march for climate change

    By Michelle Millet | From Page: A6

     
    It’s foggy? Turn on your headlights

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Damage done to democracy

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    A family was torn apart, but we survived

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

    .

    Sports

    Aggie women almost get a sweep of Portland tennis teams

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD women need to get in gear for a basketball road trip

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Anatomy of a hoops collapse: Can Aggie men handle the pressure?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Four DHS wrestlers soar at McClellan Air Force Base

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    UCD swims past Santa Barbara

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Eat ribs for the Davis Aquadarts

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

    .

    Features

    Name Droppers: Lea Rosenberg leads Odd Fellows

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    .

    Arts

    ‘Ideation’ a funny, dark, thrilling farce — and more

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    DHS Idol finals will be a tough competition

    By Krystal Lau | From Page: A9

    Wynonna Judd will perform Feb. 13 in Vacaville

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Death notice: Lorraine Bernice DeGraff

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A2

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (set 1)

    By Creator | From Page: B5

     
    Comics: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 (set 2)

    By Creator | From Page: B7