Gut Rumbles
 

July 04, 2003

music

I played guitar today and I taught a 13 year-old boy his first hot licks. He wants a cheap guitar to practice on and he asked me about which one of mine would I sell him for $40.

I laughed and bogged a foot in his ass as I sent him out the door. I don't play $40 guitars anymore. My collection is worth a LOT of money.

Beginners should start with $40 guitars. This boy has potential. I'll check with my friend willie tomorrow to see what he can rustle up. I may buy it for the boy before he goes back home to Mississippi. A $40 guitar today is better than what I learned on.

I learned to play on an $18 Silvertone ordered from the Sears and Roebuck catalogue. That guitar was a piece of shit, but I learned to play it. After that experience, a NICE guitar was like iced tea in summer. It was cool, comforting and easy to handle. How good would I be today if I had started with a $40 guitar?

I've been listening to music all day and playing along with a lot of it. An Old Friend sent me a CD and I've tripped back in time because of it. If you've never heard of Kim Richey (which I never had before I opened my mail yesterday), you need to. That Bittersweet CD is a heartbreaker. It's my kind of music. It is beautiful and visceral at the same time.

I'm going to bitch-slap my friend the next time I see him. That CD hurts to listen to, but I can't stop. Bejus. Good music does that to me.

Comments

It sure do, A-Man...MB cannot listen to certain things anymore for the damage it does to her gut and heart...and I miss it !! Damn !!

Posted by: MommaBear on July 4, 2003 07:39 PM

Same here....

Posted by: stevie on July 4, 2003 11:07 PM

I love that CD (Bittersweet). My favorite tune on it is "I Know".

Posted by: Marcl on July 5, 2003 07:25 AM

I like "Why Can't I Say Goodnight?" And "My Whole World." If I ever get sloppy drunk and listen to those songs, I'm going to cry like a sloppy drunk.

Posted by: Acidman on July 5, 2003 07:30 AM

actually, come to think of it..."I'm Alright" ranks right up there too.....

Posted by: Marcl on July 5, 2003 07:32 AM
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