Turntables & Vinyl is usually about my vinyl collecting, but most importantly it is really a documentation of my journey through music. Instead of talking about vinyl today, the discussion is on The Guitar.
I turned 50 a couple weeks ago and one of my goals for this year is to learn to play guitar. Most people when they turn 50, their mid-life crisis is a fancy sports car or some 20 year old young thing that ruins their marriage, but I am not most people (not really most people, but has been known to happen). When my wife asked me what I wanted for my 50th Birthday, I said I want to finally learn to play guitar so I want a guitar.
I sent her a picture of the one I wanted. She replied back with several other possible choices and I said the following…
“…went through the list and still like the one I chose. I love the style and color (it has to look good!!)…”
And she kindly responded back…
“Sounds great! and, of course it has to look good otherwise your awesomeness would overpower it!”
Yes, that is why I love her. Her sarcasm can sometimes out do mine!
I tried learning to play when I was a kid, but I couldn’t understand why I didn’t learn it in 2 days and my frustration level was not manageable. I gave up too easily. I am definitely older, but not sure if I am wiser. However, I think I can patiently work through it this time.
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Welcome back to Tuesday’s Memes. This week we will focus on the Guitar. The instrument that screams Rock & Roll to me. Personally, I tried to play but there were two problems…1) I have no patience and expect to play “Eruption” in 5 minutes after getting my guitar. I got frustrated and quit. 2) And the main reason…I sucked. I had no talent. However, that doesn’t change the fact that I love the guitar. If you want to see my favorite guitars just click on GUITARS.
Here are the memes I found that made me laugh. I hope you enjoy and have a great week.
And that would be me.
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I have always wanted to learn to play a guitar. I tried when I was a kid, but I have two big problems. One, I have zero patience and couldn’t understand why I wasn’t great right away. Two, I am tone deaf and couldn’t tell you a D flat from an A sharp.
So instead, I just listen to a lot of great guitar players and sit in awe of their incredible talent. I also have a dream of collecting autograph guitars, but I have another problem with that…MONEY!! Or lack thereof.
If I had all the money in the world, these are the guitars I would go after.
Van Halen – Frankenstrat – Who is not familiar with this iconic guitar? This could be one of the most recognizable guitars ever made. You see it, you know that is Van Halen. A copy of it is even in the National Museum of American History. This was the guitar from 1979 and their first album. He has made many different versions of with this look, but if you are going to grab it, get the original.
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