Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gentleman, Start Your Engines!

My youngest nephew, Ryan, FINALLY went to get his driver's license today. As Wil waits in the van, it seems like a great time to record the event for posterity. "Hilarity" ensues!

First, to the staging area:

And we're off! The commentator that is.

And now we're off!


Success! After 5 long years Ryan has finally done it! I couldn't be happier for him or me!

(Editor's Anal Retentive Note) - Nick's Nissan Altima stunt vehicle is actually a 2006 model, not a 2005 as it was mistakenly referred to in the live action filming.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Every Guitar I've Ever Owned

In order, with price paid to the best of my recollection.  The ones in red are still currently in my stable. 

No Name Stratocaster Copy (Bought New) - $95
77 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail - $420
83 Ibanez SB-70 (Bought New) - Trade
83 Lotus Explorer (Bought New) - $325
79 Fender Stratocaster - $475
71 Dorado Acoustic - Gift
(?) Dean Budweiser- $40
91 Washburn KC-40V - Trade
72 Gibson SG - $225
97 Fender MIJ Ritchie Blackmore Sig. Stratocaster - $550
01 Ibanez Acoustic (Bought New) - $300
(?) Washburn Billy T - Trade
(?) Washburn Billy T - $150
80 Hamer Special - $500
99 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail - $650
(?) Vinci Strat-Type Electric - Gift
80 Hamer Special - $800
07 Fender Highway One/Musikraft Partscaster - $615
10 Fender Squier Affinity Jazz Bass (Bought New) - $200
82 Ibanez SB-70 - $245
11 Washburn Hannah Montana (Bought New) - $60
09 Minarik Lotus Studio Extreme - $385
98 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail - $725
13 Yamaha APX-500II Acoustic (Bought New) - $300
08 Fender Billy Corgan Sig. Stratocaster - $875

Fun Statistics: - 

$7,935 over 35 years.
Out of 25 guitars only 6 of them were bought new.
Almost 1/4 of them have been Fender products.
I'm not done yet.

In case you are wondering about the recently acquired Stratocaster featured in the "New Guitar Day!" post below, that is currently in negotiations to be returned.  I will update on that later.  Yes, we have a problem.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Quote Of The Day

"There comes a time when you realize it does no good to be jealous of other people's lives and resign yourself to the fact that you're just a fuck up." - Wil Harrison

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

New Guitar Day!

Scored this bad fella on eBay, should be in my hands Friday. 2011 Am Std Stratocaster in Candy Cola Red. Got it for a good price, I'm pretty chuffed! I was really GASing for Surf Green but this one caught my eye and I jumped into the auction and made it my bitch! Rock on!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Playin' With Paisley

A guy on my Strat-Talk page posted this the other night.  Apparently it was he that this happened to.  Pretty cool.  I'm not a big country fan but this Paisley cat seems like a pretty good guy and a damn good player also.  Just a couple of days ago he was out the playing around with the Westboro Baptist Church fucks: 

Seems like an all around pretty cool dude in my book. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Ann B. Davis checks out at 88.  Goodbye Alice.