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Don't I know it
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She's now about to start year 2 at the U of Iowa, double majoring in drawing/painting and creative writing.

 

Yep, nice work. Pen and ink. That was my favorite sketch medium. Her renderings really show her grasp of the use of organic composition. Nicely done. My kid is starting y-2 majoring in creative writing and theatre.

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Guess you could specialize in playing @ Gay Punker bars (if there are any nearby), but another solution would be to find a few "less controversial" stickers to cover those "ooooopsies" up if the GoJo doesn't work.

 

If I'm not being too nosy, what was the thinking on this particular occasion? :confusion:

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I look at that picture and try to understand. Sorry, I guess I don't. But your mother shouldn't leave her sharpies out. What if you got a tat like that? You said you "sort of regret it". Interesting...


In an earlier reply I said at least you didn't smash it. Maybe you should.

 

... I agree.

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Ok.

 

Here's the plan.

 

Save up your pocket money for 12 weeks.

 

Give it to your burliest friend to beat the snot out of you with the guitar until it is reduced to small fragments.

 

On discharge from the Casualty unit burn the fragments. Mark your forehead with the ashes every day until you are certain that you have learned never again to be such a twat.

 

In this way you can redeem the value of the guitar against a lesson which will be even more valuable to you over your life time.

 

Honestly.

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Ok.


Here's the plan.


Save up your pocket money for 12 weeks.


Give it to your burliest friend to beat the snot out of you with the guitar until it is reduced to small fragments.


On discharge from the Casualty unit burn the fragments. Mark your forehead with the ashes every day until you are certain that you have learned never again to be such a twat.


In this way you can redeem the value of the guitar against a lesson which will be even more valuable to you over your life time.


Honestly.

 

Sounds reasonable. Can you elaborate on the "Mark your forehead..." bit?

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Elaborate? For you, Pitar, of course!

 

By 'mark your forehead...' I was subtly suggesting that he rub ashes over that part of his forehead from which a vestigial penis undoubtedly grows, and hope that it disappears with his behavioural adjustments.

 

Simples, eh?

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BTR, I'm going to give you a chance to redeem yourself. I build and repair guitars, and once in a while I'll buy a good but beat guitar at a yard sale or something, fix it up and give it to a young musician who can't affort one. I would give you a hundred bucks for yours, even pay the shipping to me, and do a refinish on it. There are a couple of people that I can think of who would appreciate a guitar like that - Blahbbs's student just had one damaged in a hot car, there are Hispanic kids in a local music program - we'd find someone to love it.

 

I know I run the very real risk that if I paypal'ed you a hundred and thirty dollars (UPS cross country is about 30) that you'd just take the money and run - but that would be your guilt trip, not mine. So, before you screw it up any more trying to undo the damage, sell it to me and I'll give it to someone who would give it a good home.

 

ps - I'll be gone to a blues festival for three days - that will give you a chance to think about. Will check this thread and my PM's on monday.

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Well this is only my third post, but it brings back a funny memory that may help someone with the "sharpie on a guitar" problem...

 

Several years ago I saw an Epiphone Casino on eBay. Nice guitar, cool silver flake, bigsby, affordable, and "apparently" owned, played, and being sold by the original lead guitarist of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Ken Mosher. Well the auction ended, I didn't win, and then it came up on eBay again. I thought, "right - this guy is scamming people" so I wrote the seller. Turns out, it really was Ken Mosher, and the guitar was given to him personally by the Epiphone rep directly off the wall of their artists relation facility (I think that's what it's called.) Anyway, the first auction winner was a young fan whose parents wouldn't give him the money to pay for the guitar. So I bid and won the relist auction. Cool.

 

After the auction, I asked Ken if he would please autograph the back of the guitar - WITH A SHARPIE - just for a coolness factor, and to prove to people the guitar had a legit history. He did, and a few days later the guitar arrived. He even sent me his personal full pass for the "Hell" tour. And he also signed the guitar on the back just as I had asked. Well, being the fine musician I am, I decided the first thing I would do is clean and restring the guitar. Simple enough, right? So I pulled the strings, jiggled and tightened a few things, and proceeded to clean the guitar.

 

Now for those who don't know, this model Epiphone Casino has some sort of virtually bullet proof, hi-gloss finish. Urethane maybe? I have no idea. But believe me when I say the finish had only very minor scrathes, even after having toured with the SNZ's for a couple of years. In fact the case showed serious road wear and was barely in-tact. But the guitar finish was excellent. So I thought, well shucks all I really need here is a little PLEDGE to get all the dust out of the crevices and compliment the shiny finish.

 

And that worked great...right up until I flipped the guitar over, to where Ken had signed it on the back. I sprayed a light coat of PLEDGE on the back and the Sharpie WIPED OFF IN ONE STROKE!!!! I sat there stunned thinking that couldn't have just happened - but alas it did.

 

So the moral of this story is, maybe try some spray PLEDGE furniture polish...???

 

Here's a little about SNZ, http://xroads.virginia.edu/~class/am483_97/projects/graham/snz.html

 

And here's Ken playing the guitar I bought on tour...

 

mosher.jpg

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Cool story, Doctor.

unfortunately, Sharpie has become more like a household name for felt-tip markers.

The last time I asked my parter if she would -possibly- have a sharpie, the answer was "not in the house, but in the office" and next day she gave me a no-name felt-tip marker that did the job nicely... Until I handled the parcel and the writing disintegrated. It was a Witeboard "dry-off" marker.

Other companies have created markers with less "marking" markers due to the fact that in some legislations the original Sharpie and Edding markersnare now over-18-only as some idiots used them to mark things that aren't theirs or ... Umm.. Sorry, no personal attack here...

 

Anyway, I think Martin still uses Nitro on all their wood (not HPL) and Nitro and original Sharpie is a really catholic marriage.

But... Depending on the finish of the Martin in question and the type and make of sharpie... I have put "Pledge" brand polish on my shopping list.

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Cool story, Doctor.

unfortunately, Sharpie has become more like a household name for felt-tip markers.

The last time I asked my parter if she would -possibly- have a sharpie, the answer was "not in the house, but in the office" and next day she gave me a no-name felt-tip marker that did the job nicely... Until I handled the parcel and the writing disintegrated. It was a Witeboard "dry-off" marker.

Other companies have created markers with less "marking" markers due to the fact that in some legislations the original Sharpie and Edding markersnare now over-18-only as some idiots used them to mark things that aren't theirs or ... Umm.. Sorry, no personal attack here...


Anyway, I think Martin still uses Nitro on all their wood (not HPL) and Nitro and original Sharpie is a really catholic marriage.

But... Depending on the finish of the Martin in question and the type and make of sharpie... I have put "Pledge" brand polish on my shopping list.

 

The chemical composition out-gasses in the Sharpie brand to the extent that it can be intoxicating. IOW, yea, folks will buy them and keep them as handy as WC Fields kept his snake.

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