Gut Rumbles

November 18, 2003

i did it

I played at "The Music Box" tonight. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I met a wonderful musician named Wanda who plays there as the featured entertainer. She performs on keyboard, guitar, saxophone and mandolin and she's LEFT HANDED! When I walked in, I saw her making a nice Fender Strat cry like a baby on stage. I immediately noticed the she had the guitar hanging the wrong way over her shoulder, so I figured that she flipped the bridges and strung it upside-down the way most left-handers do.

But I was wrong.

When the Open Mic started, Wanda asked if anyone could play lead and the people at my table all pointed at me and said, "HE CAN!" I told Wanda that I couldn't play a left-handed guitar, but she dragged me to the stage and said, "Pick it up." I was astonished. The guitar was strung right-handed.

She PLAYED the sumbitch upside-down. And she played the shit out of it, too.

I ended up playing that Strat for most of the night as I backed up people who had no sense of rhythm and who wanted to play songs I never heard before. I did okay and got a very nice compliment from Wanda at the end of the evening. I suggested that she get a monitor speaker so that the asshole playing alleged leads could HEAR better next time.

She said that she would and she invited me to come back next Tuesday night. She's got a great voice and I showed off some harmony. I want to vocalize with her. The fact that she can cut my ass on a guitar while playing upside-down doesn't bother me at all. I like her.

Here's another highly erotic image for me: Watch a woman on stage, making a Fender Strat weep, with her eyes closed and a cigarette hanging from the corner of her mouth. Goddam! I almost fell in love tonight.

I'll be back next Tuesday.


Playing is fun and a great stress reliever. I would like to jam with you someday.

Check out a few of my git-tars.

Posted by: Brent on November 19, 2003 12:05 AM

I'm glad you went and did it.

Tell Wanda what you wrote here and see if you can't do more than sing on stage with her.

Posted by: Da Goddess on November 19, 2003 02:30 AM

LOL, I coulda told you Wanda's are GRRRREAAAAT!

Posted by: wanda on November 19, 2003 03:58 AM

You're finally just plain having fun !!

Posted by: MommaBear on November 19, 2003 06:06 AM

Jim, etc.,

I think Acidman found the most perfect way to celebrate his liberation of yesterday morning. He now has the freedom to pursue his two first loves, writing and music. With the the love of Quinton, he's almost completely in love with life, again.

Posted by: Ms Anna on November 19, 2003 06:50 AM

Well, if Wanda the g'tar player has red toenails, she's in great peril, indeed. *heh*

Rob, por favor mi amigo? Record next Tuesday. Technical quality be damned, we just wanna hear a few licks. Hang it out there as an MP3 file or such.

I think there's quite a few of us out here who'd really enjoy that, sir.

And just a random thought. I think Quinton would enjoy seeing his Daddy up on stage, in the limelight, creating sheer magic from wood, strings and from his very heart.

That is, if him being in a smoke filled bar for a couple hours wouldn't send the BC into fits of self-righteous rage.

Damn glad you played last nite. Better still that it DID for you, what you needed it to do.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim on November 19, 2003 08:42 AM

Way to go! Playing music is my first love as well. Tonite in Atlanta, I'm going to see Dick Dale, another lefty who plays upside down. Damn those folks confuse me! Best of luck, I'll try to check you out one of these Tuesday nites.

Posted by: Mike on November 19, 2003 10:01 AM

You dumbass. That performance shit is addictive -- you should know better.

Oh well. Might as well die from playing music as any other way...

Posted by: Kim du Toit on November 19, 2003 11:11 AM

Jimi Hendrix played a right handed guitar also. How do they do that?

Now I do have to jam with you sometime. Maybe you could teach me some lead.

Posted by: Denny Wilson on November 19, 2003 10:43 PM

Hi...Im just surfed in and want to say hello!
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