Monday, January 29, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

My wife got me a birthday present... Even though it's not til Saturday... We have been talking about it for a while. It is the most beautiful instrument I have ever played... I am not kidding... We kinda sold some of my other music gear that I do not use much as well as my other acoustic guitar to get ready for it. It was hard to part with that one as it has been with me all over the world but it was too nice to get played as little as it would have. I believe she went to a good home though... he seems as though he would take great care of her...

It's tough to explain but I feel like this new guitar has been mine for a long time... I do feel a strange bond to it already... and I do not feel as though my old guitar is upset about it... almost like she was happy for me... (you could be thinking this is wierd that I am assuming these guitars have feelings... to you I have no comment... you may be right)

We picked it up today from Harry's... great people here... if you like music, guitars, basses, amps, and accessories... then shop here...

I do believe owning something this nice comes with an expectation of using it well and wisely... Kinda the "to whom much is given, much is required" deal... I take that very seriously and pray God would give me a song to sing worth singing... songs that can both lead our community/God's Church in *worship and create things, thoughts, and emotions that only music can... (I also hope I have a lot of fun playing great music with it... filled with times of many dances)

*(I do not believe you have to have an acoustic guitar, a band, or any music at all for that matter for those in God's church to worship... on the other hand that is part of what we do and part my calling in life - sorry for the disclaimer, but it needed to be said)

sorry for the interuption... back to the post
I am thrilled to have this guitar... I am thrilled to have a wife who would want me to have something like this... I am even more thrilled to have a wife, family, and friends to think through with me if this was a good investment of our resources...

Here is a pic of the new addition to the family... (He/She doesn't have a name yet... any suggestions???)



Cheers!!!

-J

8 comments:

ashdown said...

wow...she's a beaut...cant wait to hear it!! congrats!!

chad King said...

new instruments are always a process. I can attest to the fact that you can play many good guitars but never bond with one in that special way. "Sounds like a marriage proposal" ha ha. Anyway, happy to see you have bonded with the new....Taylor...I believe. And Harry's of all places. good for you..I had a bad experience there once, but that was long ago. See ya

Chris said...

very nice. may you enjoy many heart-warming hours playing the new addition.

Wendy said...

Gosh - Now I don't have to get you a present !!! Also don't see your favorite mother-in-law's room in the house pictures......

aca said...

not as pretty as that wife of yours...but nice none the less.

happy birthday (on saturday)

name it amanda. it's a nice name.

i like it.

Patrick said...

i vote for lucinda or lulu. they just kind of roll of the tounge

jonathan said...

Please, oh please, can we call it "bonnie"?

Corey Paxton said...

It's been your birthday for way too long now, but I'm glad you like to celebrate!