Thursday, July 21, 2011

I just can't let shit go sometimes...

Dear Nick Flora,

I feel I need to clarify myself, and frankly, Twitter is not the platform. I’m sure that by carrying on this conversation I’m only digging myself deeper but I can’t leave this issue hanging.

The backstory:

What I mean to say is that there are certain things, like cars and computers, that I will not attempt to fix myself, because in my attempts to repair these items, there is a good chance I will only succeed in damaging them further, probably quite beyond repair.

Guitars are fabulous in their simplicity. If you have a guitar that is not functioning properly, chances are it is fixable. Short of ripping the electronics out and stomping on them and possibly lighting them on fire and having the neighbours dog come over and pee on them, then freezing them in liquid nitrogen and smashing them with a hammer, anything you do in your attempts to fix a guitar is not going to result in it being ‘more broken’ than it already is.

Wow. I’m STILL not articulating myself very well, am I?


If you have a guitar, and you try to fix it, and you find it completely unfixable, chances are it was unfixable from the beginning, not as a result of your attempts to repair it unless, of course, in the process of trying to fix the problem, you performed one of the many actions described above. In which case, Durr...

Basically in a roundabout way, I agree with your original statement.  Does that make sense now?

If not, I’m going to blame the oppressive heat for my inability to form a cohesive thought and choose to avoid speaking in more than monosyllables until the temperature decides to dip below 30C. Sound like a plan?

In the meantime, I thought that after confusing you, the least I could do is offer a more detailed explanation and some free publicity.

Nick’s Website and MySpace Page. Is good stuff. Has anyone ever told you that you sound kind of like that guy from Fastball?


  1. I understood what you were trying to say.

  2. Had no idea you were on Twitter! And now that I know, I look forward to more over-thinking of explanations and concepts involving fire, urine, freezing and smashing (the original four elements until the damn Romans changed them).

  3. Hey, Andie...

    *looks around*



    *ninja escape*

  4. Why is the ad on the left written entirely in Chinese? Are you big in China?

  5. Maybe it's the way I think of things, but if something's broken, I can be "more broken" if you think of it terms of severity. Take the guitar. String breaks? Replace it. A gear is worn and slipping? Unscrew it and put a brand new one in place. The bridge pops off? Pay someone to fix it and then retire the bastard.

  6. I understand what you're saying. I was just griping because this one specific guitar shop I'm dealing with keeps switching up the "problem", price, and length of time it's going to take to fix said "problem" on me and it's getting frustrating since I don't know enough about guitars to fix them myself. It would be a very very bad thing if I tried to fix it myself, plus I don't have the time right now to try. (For the record, it's an electronics issue that is better served in the hands of professionals who do it all the time.)

    Thanks for taking the time to explain yourself, I totally get what you're saying. Oh, and thanks for the kind words on my music!


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