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.

Wylde Ramblings
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3 thoughts on “Wylde Ramblings

  • June 12, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I didn’t call GH a chowderhead. Did I??? Oh, my gosh. Tell him I’m sorry! His coming clean about what Zakk actually said made my day. Now I’m wondering if it was said the way I’m envisioning Mitchell saying it…

    Yep. This seals it. I’m qualified to write about rock stars.

    Cheers on the Explorer! Truly one of my favorite guitars. I’ll rescind any and all Chowderhead comments if GH can learn to play it nearly as well as Hetfield.

  • June 12, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Don’t worry about GH being offended over the Chowderhead statement, by the way, Susan. And yes, it definitely proves you are qualified to write rock stars.

    And GH’s playing is coming along really well – I’m recognizing Stairway to Heaven and a few others now. And he’s working on a modern version of Toccata and Fugue too

  • June 12, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Good think Susan was channeling Mitchell, not Trevor!! LOL

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