I’ve played the electric bass on and off for years. At some point, my brother gave me an effects petal for it–with lots of switches for changing the tone of the instrument. I used it for a while, but eventually It became one of those forlorn belongings that sat around in a back closet Over the years we moved this effects petal from Boston to New York to San Francisco,
and in all that time I never plugged it in. So recently, I posted it to yerdle. A guy named Travis wanted it– a friend of a friend — so I invited him to come by our house to pick it up. We had a friend over for dinner when Travis came to the house, and we invited him to join us. Well, he turned out to be a super interesting guy. The four of us sat and talked for two hours! It was lovely, unexpected, and gave me that great feeling of a community coming together. Travis loves to play bass, so I know that the petal has found a great new home.