Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Worn out guitar, Boston Accent Trailer - Late Night with Seth Meyers, hanging around

Then there was the one legged ballerina named Eileen. (rim shot) 

So I finally decided to take out my guitar out, Apart from a couple of times while I was living sat my sister's house, I haven't played in about a year and it showed. Then I turned my amplifier on. I noodled around. I began to play on the upper register, or I should say high up on the neck, I noticed that the fret had been worn down and did not produce a sound. It was dead. Not long after the amplifier began cutting out. Now none of this stuff is anywhere near new. I've owned this stuff since the early 80's and like me it's beginning to wear out. Now this is not the end of the world but my toys are getting old just like I am. This whining is all part of readjusting to my new lifestyle. In truth it's not so bad and my toys can be repaired especially my beloved Les Paul guitar. I'm looking forward eventually fixing my toys and buying another recorder and putting down some of the musical ideas that I have floating around in my head.

Alright. As I write this, about 11:15 on Tuesday and I am watching the Patriots victory parade through Boston. It's snowing at the moment and it is supposed to change to rain. The Patriots' are the most hated team in football and in general Boston is the most hated sports city because of the success of all the pro sports teams championships since 2001. Ten in sixteen years. And the Patriots amazing win on Sunday night was such a stunner! This win streak won't last forever so I will enjoy it for as long as it lasts.

So today I plan to do not much of anything. I'm not going to shovel or clean off my car because tomorrow it will hit about 56 degrees. As I was messing about YouTube I found this clip from Late Night with Seth Myers. It's a spoof on the movies made in Boston and the Boston area. Seth Myers is from New Hampshire which is not too far from here. He is quite familiar with our unique and somewhat unfortunate accent. Not everybody around here speaks like this but if you're elsewhere in the country they do know where you're from. I found it quite amusing.   

So that's it for now. I'm going to retire to the couch and watch the rest of the parade.
I'm outta here.


  1. All I can say is that I think you ought to get the guitar and amp fixed NOW. Get to it - very important to take are of good stuff. Never mind eventually! No procrastinating. ;>D

  2. Boston Boy, Now that you are retired, you'll have time to fix your musical toys and play again. You'll have to make some videos for all of us. Hope you are snowed in. The weather your way has been looking scary. Everything seems to be all crazy weather wise...well many other ways also. LOL. Hope you are adjusting. Take care of yourself and Arlene too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie