Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Won the lottery with my new guitar teacher. He's 10 shades of awesome. He may or may not (but most likely may) be a hippy. A super cool awesome hippy. His name is Steve. He refers to us as "musical humans" and also "guitar humans" I like being referred to as a musical human. I hear he is one of those people that can hear a song and just play it, with all of the intricate styling he had heard. He is hilarious and cool, and he calls everyone by name. He seems like a genuinely good guy. I'm pretty excited about the next seven weeks of class. On our first day he taught us "(Sitting on the) Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding. Well, until we got to the pesky F chord. The road to my musicianship is currently sunshine and light, and paved with tie-dye and rose-colored glasses.


fish said...


Mendacious D said...

the pesky F chord

I've noticed a lot of professional musicians just drop the low F so they don't have to bar it. Slackers.

Jennifer said...

Good for you, Von!

Here's to sunshine and light and awesome guitar teachers.

Lauren said...

Man, fuck the F chord. And since I'm assuming you mean open F and not bar F, I am now sharing a "Fuck the bar chords," with Future-Vonnie.

Jennifer said...

I know have this stuck in my head. You might prefer the less antiquated cover.

Lazyjade said...

Will you play me a song in 2 WEEKS OMG. <3

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Jennifer, I was preferring this one.

Ooops, different song.

There's also a fine song by Game Theory, Girl With A Guitar, which is more applicable, but not found on the internozzles. Maybe I will send it to Von.

Dang it, my second choice for a good song was Two Guitars Clash by Stiff Little Fingers, but STILL no Youtubery.

Guitar Playin Woman by Bobby Bare Jr.? Nope.

I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor, by 10cc? Guess not.

Finally! Miss William's Guitar by the Jayhawks!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

eff the F chord seems mandatory, almost.

I'll check with Mandos, to be sure.

Jennifer said...

ZRM- Wow, I dropped a big typo and you didn't even bite. :)

Nice Jayhawks choice.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ZRM- Wow, I dropped a big typo and you didn't even bite. :)

kinder, gentler zombie.

Von said...

You guys are the best!! LOVe all of the links!!
LJ - I KNOW!!! I can't wait to see you!
****applying brakes*****
ZRM - What is this kinder, gentler crap?
But I do dig the tunes you linked...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

ZRM - What is this kinder, gentler crap?

errr... when I get all Grammar Zombie, it irritates those who Sy Yes....but you prefer the aggro-zombie... I AM SO CONFUZZLED!!

...actually, I beat some brains and money out of a couple of clients this week. Of course, it'll all be gone by next week, but until then, I'M BUYING THE CRANBERRY VODKA COCKTAILS!!

Say, did you know cranberry vodka makes a pretty good Brain-tini?

Von said...

Woo hoo!! aggro/grammarcorrecting zombie is buying!!!!!!