Heaven’s Gate Minute by Minute: 151 of 229

26 Nov

151 of 229

Oh James. Oh Ella. Oh Nathan. Oh man playing the guitar. Oh Bob Fischer – the boy at my primary school who wanted to learn the guitar, but couldn’t because his nylon acoustic had only one string. It was the D string. On an unusually hot Spring day, his only string broke and he destroyed the guitar in a rage. Bobby was given a detention and forced to glue the instrument back together. It never sounded quite the same, owing nothing to the fact it was glued and everything to the fact Bobby never replaced the string.

Teachers, parents and fellow pupils who’d saved-up their pocket money offered to buy Bobby a brand new set. But he refused. I believe it was a pride thing. But most likely because he couldn’t play a single song except for a transposed version of The Man Who Sold The World.


2 Responses to “Heaven’s Gate Minute by Minute: 151 of 229”

  1. Curnblog November 26, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    This blog is a work of art. I’m not even going to ask why… I’m just impressed by the dedication.

    • Simon Godfrey May 25, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

      Thank you, Curnblog. I’m glad you didn’t ask why because in my religion questions are forbidden, as are corn based food stuffs and antacid.

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