Bridge

Today, I received a link to my Photojojo online time capsule, and realized that I haven’t taken a photo of my daughter’s guitar for some time now. I initially thought about putting it out in the garden, on the grass, but it was just too hot. Plus, I was cranky and hungry because I’m on the second day of my totally ridiculous low-carb, low-sugar, low-salt diet. Yesterday was just awful! My blood pressure shot up. I retired early but some time during the night, I woke up really hungry but didn’t want to get up and eat. Aargh! It’s killing me! Anyway, I digress. I decided to just shoot the guitar in her room, where the light is always great in the afternoons.

Y has been consistently playing her guitars (acoustic and electric) of late. Every night, after dinner, she would ask her dad for tips on fingering and they would jam for about 30 minutes or so. I love that they share this common passion, and I get to be their, umm, groupie. Somehow, just typing that reminded me of Kate Hudson’s character in Almost Famous. I guess I really am hungry… my brain’s going bonkers!

On another note, here’s a link to a really good article from Seth Godin about our drive-by culture. He says:

We’re creating a culture of clickers, stumblers and jaded spectators who decide in the space of a moment whether to watch and participate (or not).

My fear is that the endless search for wow further coarsens our culture at the same time it encourages marketers to get ever more shallow. That’s where the first trend comes in… the artists, idea merchants and marketers that are having the most success are ignoring those that would rubberneck and drive on, focusing instead on cadres of fans that matter. Fans that will give permission, fans that will return tomorrow, fans that will spread the word to others that can also take action.

In conclusion, he says:

In the race between ‘who’ and ‘how many’, who usually wins–if action is your goal. Find the right people, those that are willing to listen to what you have to say, and ignore the masses that are just going to race on, unchanged.

I love this guy! Read the rest of the article here.

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~ by Sheila on March 16, 2010.

4 Responses to “Bridge”

  1. this is excellent.
    i really like the unfocused perspective here

  2. so maybe the piano break is not such a bad thing, huh? sounds like she’s really enjoying the guitar, and that’s great that she has R to help her. the day after i bought vinny the camera, he told me he wanted to play my old six string acoustic. so i took it to the shop had it restrung, they put a new bridge on it and cleaned it up. i couldn’t believe how good it looked. he says he wants to teach himself….ugh. but whatever, i just let him go, he has been practicing, i’m hoping he’ll stick with it and want to take lessons.

    • i think our kids are both experimenting with new things and we’re the poor schmucks who just can’t say no. 🙂

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