Diego came home from school yesterday and insisted we could start a band and play guitar. He has been somewhat intrigued with music since we saw Jack Black’s movie (Tenacious D in \’The Pick of Destiny\’). As for me I picked up Camille (a black Fender Squier that I bought in college) and started jamming a few power chords. The guitar needs some fixing, but it’s custom Carvin pickups still sound great after all these years. Both kids have been showing an interest since I started strumming every now and then. In fact, I ordered a new Valve combo amp and it should be getting here today, so it will be interesting to see how good Camille sounds on a moderately good amp. My new guitar is still backordered and won’t be arriving any time soon. It’s going to be a Gibson Les Paul Studio, the same one from my wishlist actually. I’m pretty stoked about it.
The whole guitar thing has made me feel a little rebellious at times. I haven’t really listened to music in a long time, and I think it is about time I make more accommodations in my life to enjoy music, and I’m not just talking about buying an iPod, but really record some notes and create something. The artist in me isn’t dead yet. Life can’t be about computers and politics, it has to be about something better than ourselves.
On another sidenote, I’d like to welcome Kevin, who posted his first web blog post here on Olaguez.net. Kevin is a good friend and I look forward to reading his take on things. Until next time, Keep On Rocking In The U.S.A.