Before you can play the guitar… (part 9)

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This wasn’t rain. There was no quantization involved, no individual droplets spread evenly throughout a supporting medium. This was an unbroken deluge sent straight from the heavens. If you ask me, whenever the world soaks through and turns gray and heavy, a person should take themselves off to the nearest bed and curl up with a good book and a bowl of maple syrup drizzled cottage cheese yum… but enough daydreaming. Let’s get back to the action!

There I am, soaked, trudging along beside some forsaken highway on the other side of town (after riding a bus and a city train for over an hour!), in all my tweed capped bag lady glory. You can imagine how delighted I was to discover there were ZERO giant yellow Music store awnings on the route mr tambourine man had prescribed. None the first time I walked it, none the second back and forth, and wouldn’t cha know it, no sign of it even on my third pass after getting more directions from a Cowboy Hat store. Here in Calgary, you’d figure asking anyone wearing plaid would be a safe bet for gettin’ the lay of the land. Not so much. Drenched and exhausted, I finally hauled my 5 ton guitar case into a Second Cup and called the Music store.

I remember hearing a far away voice on the phone saying, “You’re almost here”. But almost isn’t good enough when every muscle in your body is aching from carrying an impossibly slippery, garbage bagged, hand held harpsichord. And I was all out of new ergonomic body/guitar case configurations to help spread the weight. There was only one way I was going to manage the next five blocks…

Stay tuned for part 10!

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3 Responses to Before you can play the guitar… (part 9)

  1. Type Writer says:

    You’re used to getting paid by the word, aren’t you? 🙂 I almost believe you’re Charles Dicken reincarnated in female form (I want to stand on the docks of New York when the ocean liners arrive from England and yell “Did Little Nell ever get her guitar repaired?”)

    TW

  2. Cymbria says:

    heehee

    Amazing complement. I would just looove to use his trick and have a serial novel in a newspaper someday. And don’t worry, the suspense is almost over for us here. Our true story is getting close, itchingly close, to its surprising conclusion.

    ps. keep an eye out for a shout out in part ??

  3. Type Writer says:

    I would just looove to use his trick and have a serial novel in a newspaper someday.

    You seem to be doing fine right here 🙂

    And don’t worry, the suspense is almost over for us here. Our true story is getting close, itchingly close, to its surprising conclusion.

    As long as it doesn’t end like “The Sopranos”, I’ll be all right 🙂

    ps. keep an eye out for a shout out in part ??

    A shout-out, huh? Interesting… 🙂

    TW

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