Music has carried me at times when I couldn't carry myself. I just wish it would carry my amp too. :(
I went to college for "Classical" guitar. I still pump nylon daily but I also thrive on fingerstyle jazz solos, acoustic singer/songwriter stuff from the 70s, Blues Rock, Prog Rock, and pizza with everything.
I played all over the world for the U.S.Army Band for 8yr, a period of great memories! Lived and gigged 1yr in Seoul, one of the best years of my life.
I love almost any guitar-based music and I own ... umm ... too many guitars. I also build, modify, and repair guitars. I love guitar history & industry lore - I'm a certifiable guitar geek. I perform live as often as I can in 2 local bands, on SJ, in Second Life and on Lost Paradise grid.
One time I sat with my guitar as a brawl between 2 groups of bikers raged on all around me. I got through without a scratch and so did my Guitar but I DID stop singing for the duration.
My most embarrassing moment was ... well ... childhood through 40 years of age.
My first guitar was a Tiesco Spectrum 3 from K-Mart. :) I still remember my father choosing it for me. He played every guitar they had on display in 2 K-Marts. The Spectrum 3 was the fanciest one! I didn't expect him to choose the gorgeous blue Spectrum 3 but he did.
Since then I've become a guitar freak. I have a room full of Strats and Teles of all sorts, but you'll probably see me on StreetJelly playing one of the following:
2013 Fender CD140,
Seagull Explorer walnut
Epiphone J200 Artist
or my first decent acoustic and very cherished possession: a 1977 Epiphone FT150 Bard, a gift from my Dad.
“You made my heart sing.”
“Thanks for playing my song.”
“I bow to your Godliness.”
“I love and support your charity.”