Head on over to West of Mars — the Meet and Greet: Thursday Thirteen — The Music Store where Susan Helene Gottfried has created 13 answers to my blog about Guitar Hero disrespecting a rockstar. It’s a hoot, because two of her lines are definitely ones I can see being said, and one (#12) is actually what ZW said in his reply I discovered today.
When I first posted it last week, Guitar Hero was a little worried about my blog – he’s worried Zakk will take offence that a ‘chowderhead’ (Susan’s term for GH, LOL) disrespected him like that. I told him it probably happens a lot.
In answer to Wylie’s comment, when they discovered who it had been they came home and banged their heads against the wall and felt like real morons. They knew ‘of’ him, but who’da thunk he’d be in our little corner of Ontario – which is about to become the Flint Michigan of Canada (but that’s a different headline). (But doesn’t that also say something about how the store didn’t advertise the event very well?)
To add insult to injury, just before he’d discovered who it was, Guitar Hero had seen an article in the paper talking about how Mr. Wylde had been in town and he’d said, “Shoot (yeah, that’s edited) I wish I’d known, I would have gotten him to sign my guitar, or taken a look at his.” Pity Mr. Wylde didn’t take a moment to introduce himself. He probably would have made a sale that day – GH was in the market, and likes the ZW paint job.
A couple weeks later, GH ordered this Gibson Explorer It sounds really nice, especially since it didn’t set me back over a grand that it cost GH, although I wish he’d remember to put on his headphones while I’m writing. Still, it makes me wish I had been born with some musical talent. But six years of violin, a couple years of piano and a year of flute and I had to admit, I have no musical talent. GH’s and Curly’s talents obviously came from Gizmo Guy’s side who keeps nudging me to buy him a set of drums like he had when he was in a band in high school.
Um, not a chance, guys. Not unless we win a couple mill and I can have a special sound proof room built out back where I don’t have to listen to them.