05.06.2005 14:27 - Not Rock Enough
This weekend, Her Maj's 4-year-old godchild has been visiting us, along with his parents. He's apparently keen on a bit of Rock & Roll, and so wanted to see some of my guitars.
So, off to the groovy cupboard we went, where I pulled out the Gibson Les Paul Special, plugged it into a practice amp and widdled away a few riffs.. According to him, it was just "not bad".
Not bad? A Les Paul Special?
Apparently, it wasn't "Rawk" enough, as he told his mother.
A guitar, with twin P90s that snarl and bark like a Rottweiler let loose in the Post Office canteen at lunchtime, not "Rawk" enough? A guitar that has had practically every other guitarist who's heard it weeping tears of joy, not "Rawk" enough? A guitar that pretty much gives the Pete Townshend "Live at Leeds" sound, not "Rawk" enough? A guitar that was practically a requisite of the Punk Era.... (well, you get the idea).
So, how's about I get the "Big Amp" out, gaffer-tape your head to the speaker cabinet, turn up to 11 and strum on this little old E power chord till your EARS BLEED, Boy?
Is that "Rawk" enough for you?
I don't care if he's only four, I'm not taking this sort of shit from someone who "plays" a plastic ukelele and sleeps with a stuffed effigy of a woodland creature.