Thursday, September 29, 2011

If You've Fallen

If you've fallen [as I did during this race... and maybe this one]

Get back up;

If you've been disrespected

Tell them to shove it Move on [it's their problem; not yours];

If you feel a little ache

Keep going [but not too much];

Caring too much does not heal wounds.

But maybe singing will:

That {classical} guitar above is mine!  I took that photo before I ever strummed a single note on her.  Yes, her.  I'm calling her Maria (accent on the "i") for now, short for Via Maria [accents on the "i"s] Tocando la Guitarra.  Surely it's normal to name your objects -- I've done that to most of my major possessions, except my car.  I don't make this stuff up, people.

Originally, I was planning on buying a guitar on Craigslist.  After some weeks, I finally drove to someone's place to do the exchange, he was a no-show with a turned-off phone.  After over an hour of waiting in decent, but foreign, territory, I got angry and left.  As I was driving to the music store, where I should have gone in the first place, I left a voice message that let him know how rude he had been.  Don't worry, no swearing involved.

I ended up paying a little more for a brand that didn't sound as cool as the rude-Craigslist guy's, but I saw them pull it out of the box for me.

I am determined to learn how to play this to some level of proficiency.  Since I learned a little bit some years ago on my father's guitar, some of it has been re-learning and has gone by fairly quickly.  My guitar is a classical acoustic, so it has a fatter neck, softer? (nylon) strings, and a deeper sound as opposed to my dad's "American" acoustic, though they are played the same way.

Here's me trying to practice in my cramp-a-rella room.  I banged Maria up on that ladder right there just trying to move around.  =(

My sister took this pic unbeknownst to me!  I have to hunch over in this arrangement, and my hair was clipped poorly due to bad, bad heat.

That aside, I'm gonna be a rock star!  "The Ukrainian" already told me he's going to lead my fan club.

I should add that he also bought Marìa a boyfriend:

1 comment:

  1. I bought a mandolin a few years ago. I suck at playing it ... pretty much at the point where I need someone who knows what they are doing to tell me what to do next.
    Enjoy your new lady friend!