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but shining (Monday May 30th, 2005 - 23:21)

category: mmhuh?

In happier news I’ll stop writing about guitar window shopping and instead start complaining about not knowing what chords/songs I want to learn next or why I can’t get a clean sound recorded from my amp in to my minidisc..

10 ways to know that this is the time you’re going to learn to play guitar

1) you’ve been playing at every opportunity for the last week
2) your fingers no longer complain (they just look a little funny)
3) you have a favourite chord (Amaj7 at the moment)
4) you go to a gig and you find yourself mesmerised by the guitarist instead of the bass player
5) you go to a gig and as you watch the guitarist’s fingers you think to yourself “that’s a c”
6) you have a favourite pick
7) you find picks scattered on every surface of your flat
8) you carry a pick in your pocket (just incase)
9) you go to a guitar show
10) you buy a red, cheap and cheerful electric guitar..

my new guitar
(that’s my bass, hollow-body and acoustic in the reflection)
3 comments to “but shining”
Lostmusic said on May 31st, 2005 at 5:30 am:

so you really are learning to play now? super cool. I await a Niina band. 🙂

Dan said on June 2nd, 2005 at 7:25 pm:

Awesome news about the camera coming home. Hope i see you and it at a gig sometime soon.

Dan said on June 6th, 2005 at 9:42 pm:

#4 is sacrilege. Burn that guitar now.