Not just another bum

Ah come on, Adrian, it’s true. I was nobody. But that don’t matter either, you know? ‘Cause I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.

OK, so it’s a little melodramatic, but I’m always looking for an excuse to quote “Rocky” 🙂 I have the opportunity to audition for Tait tomorrow. I don’t think I have a realistic shot of getting the gig, knowing how many far more talented guitarists than I live in Nashville, but I’d just like to do well and make a good showing. At the very least I can say I gave it my best shot 🙂 Right now I just want to get it over with, because my fingertips look like ground beef!

Regardless if I get the job or not, next week will be a big one… I close on my house Monday, and Friday will mark a year since my last chemo treatment. I *swear* I’ll write the second part of the cancer story soon. It’s been a very busy summer.

Fender Strat


Fender Deluxe Strat Plus, Crimson Burst
Fender Deluxe Strat Plus, Crimson Burst

Wow – Spring is almost here.  Amazing how time flies!  I can’t wait for summer.

I bought a new guitar last week – a Fender Deluxe Strat Plus.  This is basically what it looks like (except mine is “Crimson Burst”, not black).  Now, for a good amp head.

The word for the day is “congenital myopia”.   Or “Barilla”

Let’s see…  I guess it’s time for my “stuff of the week” list…

CD’s – Undiscovered Soul – Richie Sambora; Crystal Ball – Prince; Van Halen III (I know it’s not out yet, but it’s gonna rock!)

Movie – Rocky II (The best of the series)

Book – “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” Lots of good concepts and ideas, but too radical for most people.   Wait until the wedding to kiss?  Thanks, but no thanks.

Website – Tennessee Annual Conference OK, yeah, I’m designing it.  And it’s not done yet.  But check it out anyway!