As the clock strikes 5, the familiar chirping of your iPhone awakens sleeping beauty for yet another predictable Groundhog Day experience. As you muddle into the kitchen, you unknowingly join the legions like a mouse in a maze and instinctively turn right for the reward you seek. Your mind, on the other hand? Yeah, it is like the lion chasing a gazelle on the Serengeti, programmed to devour the narcissistic supply that is needed via social media.
Did I get a response, you think, from that thing that winks and blinks for validation, wearing not much more than a cowboy hat and a smile? Certainly a forewarning of the grand larceny that is about to ensue. How’s that, John? “Hold you in his armchair; you can feel his disease.” No doubt. Dejected, you turn to the old standby. As the TV powers up, none other than Ed Sullivan greets you.
“Good evening, welcome to our really big shoe. Tonight on our stage, we have “The Bouncing Bar Tops,” who will bounce for you. In addition, the “Midget Marine Marching Band,” They’re short in stature but certainly not on talent, and the wonderful acrobatics of Hedi the dancing bear.
As some of you may know, being on Sullivan made you. From “The Beatles” to “The Rolling Stones” to “The Doors.” This was the place to be in “The” band. The optimum word here is “the.”
Do you see this 360? Yeah, this could be the guitar that propels you from the sea of nameless men to the limelight of the secretly envied yet publicly ridiculed. What? You know I go hard in the paint, so I speak from experience. Yes, to be different and to achieve being in “The” band. “Lee, Jimmy Page doesn’t play the likes of this, and, um, I won’t be as cool.” See, that’s where I’m coming from. Yeah, being scarred. I’m talking to you. In life, you’ve gotta have that toe drag swag.
Speaking of swag, this guitar has all the swag of Van Halen opening for a stunned Black Sabbath. Pearl inlays? Of course. Toasters? Naturally. Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. Condition? Shh, you know it, like I always do: “Exceptional.” Case? Original. Paperwork? You can see it. Tone? Like your heartbeat in a crypt at 2 a.m.
In closing, stop being normalized by group think and be original. Change your patterns, and that changes fate. Mr. Lennon, twice in one description: “Go ahead, mate.
“He say, “I know you, you know me.”
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free.”
Come together, right now, over what?