How to keep the wife busy so I can play
Old 1st March 2013
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How to keep the wife busy so I can play

Please to suggest hobbies to recommend to wife so that she doesn't moan about how much I'm in the bedroom studio. Not looking for a divorce personally, so that's not high on the list.
Old 1st March 2013
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1. ScrapBooking

2. Pinterest

IMO, the wife is the primary relationship so music is after that. Scrapbooking will fix your problem and give you another as youll need lots of money to support her new hobby.
Old 1st March 2013
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Please to suggest hobbies to recommend to wife so that she doesn't moan about how much I'm in the bedroom studio. Not looking for a divorce personally, so that's not high on the list.
How about music?
Old 2nd March 2013
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You could get her pregnant; kids take up A LOT of time......
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Old 2nd March 2013
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Tennis.

The nice tennis coach (who's name is Fabio BTW) will keep your wife entertained for hours.
Old 2nd March 2013
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Please to suggest hobbies to recommend to wife so that she doesn't moan about how much I'm in the bedroom studio.
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I think that perhaps I might be of some assistance.
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Old 2nd March 2013
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Hey so sorry to derail the thread with my own problems Lets talk about you.

I had this dumbarse alcoholic bf once when I was first getting into collecting vintage roland analog drum machines and cool vintage synths. He liked getting getting pissed on bourbon and then he'd wobble all about my studio, sloshing sticky liquid everywhere. That put my heart in my throat. So I tried to teach him cubase but he was, you know, an idiot. So then I got him into DJ'ing. That really solved the problem, with dumbing it all down to mixing just two sounds. He got ok at it too, so long as it was 4/4.

Anyway thats what I did, hope it helps.
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Old 2nd March 2013
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Tennis.

The nice tennis coach (who's name is Fabio BTW) will keep your wife entertained for hours.
I was thinking "get a pool"... they come with "pool boys"... kind of a similar thought process
Old 2nd March 2013
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2. Pinterest
Don't even joke about that! My girlfreind spends dangerous amounts of time collecting and arranging Macros about other hobbies she has. It's a never ending spiral!
Old 2nd March 2013
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Rampant Rabbit.
Old 3rd March 2013
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Sybian?...at least she'll be moaning 'about' something else
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Old 3rd March 2013
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Have her sell Amway. When she comes home tell her how great she is, and she can do it! Then send her back out.
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Old 3rd March 2013
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Have her sell Amway. When she comes come tell her how great she is, and she can do it! Then send her back out.
That's great until everything she says turns into a sale's pitch:

"Would you like some of our high quality, GM free ketchup to go with your home made macrobiotic chilli con carne? And, tell me, are you still interested in that exclusive offer of dinner with the Hendelson's next week? You never know what might happen.

WifeCo. does not endorse drunken and or debauched behaviour. Never ever drink and drive. Sex not guaranteed. See our webpage for details."
Old 3rd March 2013
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That's great until everything she says turns into a sale's pitch:

"Would you like some of our high quality, GM free ketchup to go with your home made macrobiotic chilli con carne? And, tell me, are you still interested in that exclusive offer of dinner with the Hendelson's next week? You never know what might happen.
Then you just ask her if she's working hard enough on her 'network', and if she doesn't have some phone calls to make.
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Old 4th March 2013
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Have you thought about inviting your wife into the home studio to spend time with you while you work?

I'm lucky. I married a bass player who makes an EXCELLENT studio assistant.

Odds are, she's not going to want anything to do with the studio or else this post wouldn't be on here. I got my wife a Kindle Fire and besides getting 9,000 emails about the books she's downloading off of my prime membership, it keeps her busy. She also takes classes at the Comm College to get enough science credits to become a teacher...

Hobbies are a very personal thing. You just gotta be supportive.
Old 4th March 2013
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Hobbies are a very personal thing. You just gotta be supportive.
Some are more personal than others. She may not want to discuss her favorite hobbies with you.
Old 4th March 2013
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Give her a billion $'s and send her shopping . She can spend $3000 a day and won't be home for 33 years !
Old 4th March 2013
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Give her a billion $'s and send her shopping . She can spend $3000 a day and won't be home for 33 years !
Hahahah!
Old 5th March 2013
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Tennis.

The nice tennis coach (who's name is Fabio BTW) will keep your wife entertained for hours.
Know whats funny, I actually know a tennic coach called Fabio who lives in Milan lol.
Old 5th March 2013
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Fresh batteries?

Cheers,
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Old 5th March 2013
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I think that perhaps I might be of some assistance.
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haha, classic
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Last edited by The Vulture; 6th March 2013 at 11:08 AM.. Reason: Just silly
Old 6th March 2013
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You need to reorient her standards. Completely quit recording for a couple of weeks, and then start going to the bar on a daily basis and coming home drunk at midnight. It won't be long before she's begging to have the old music-making you back.
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Old 10th March 2013
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ill pm my #
Old 10th March 2013
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send your wife to me, I'll keep her entertained. HAHAHA that was just a joke, of course. you can send her to a fitness class or something like that. she will spend her time there while you are occupied with music, but she will also be in a better shape, and that's another thing you could like.
Old 12th March 2013
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a dog helps.....
Old 12th March 2013
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The problem is not your music, it's something else. You will need to communicate , discuss, connect etc. with her for quite a long time before having it solved. Reading some books on relationship and following thei PRACTICAL ADVICE should help.
Old, common problem. All the best.

Last edited by mixmixmix; 12th March 2013 at 01:12 AM.. Reason: mistake
Old 12th March 2013
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Get her addicted to reality tv!
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Old 13th March 2013
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Like choond said, get the (old man) involved. 25yrs ago I turned him on to trying to run sound. Now he's out with my band and several other bands too. Gives me plenty of time to do my thing.peace
Old 13th March 2013
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The problem is not your music, it's something else. You will need to communicate , discuss, connect etc. with her for quite a long time before having it solved. Reading some books on relationship and following thei PRACTICAL ADVICE should help.
Old, common problem. All the best.
This man knows what he's talking about!

Sadly you can't just ignore her or give her something to do. Something is seriously wrong with you're relationship if you aren't allowed the time to do what you want. You'll have to look at it from her point of view - She's a Woman, not a Man. The same rules don't apply
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