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Overheard at the music store-

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jakedog, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Since I haven't been on the road, I've been working part time a couple days a week at a little mom and pop music store in a rural area about an hour away from where I live. It's really laid back and mellow, good people, and gets me out of the house a couple days a week to do something besides just gigging.

    I often hear some whacky stuff, though. And some of it is downright hilarious.

    The other day there was an older gentleman looking at banjos, when a teenaged kid came in with his mom to look at guitars. They were standing next to the older guy, and all were making friendly conversation, small town and all. So the older guy asks the kid how long he's been playing, and the kid says he doesn't, but he wants to, and can't decide between acoustic and electric.

    The old guy says "depends on where you want to end up."

    Mom says "what do you mean?".

    Old guy says "well, the electric will get you to hell a lot quicker."
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Aint that the truth!
     
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  3. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Holic

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    Mar 21, 2017
    Baltimore
    Outstanding!
     
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  4. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Spoken by a man looking at banjo's...:eek:
     
  5. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    All the fun people are in hell.

    Just saying.

    :twisted:
     
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  6. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Not lost on me. Lol.
     
  7. suave eddie

    suave eddie Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 28, 2009
    Great White North
    I heard there's a highway that goes there.
     
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  8. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

    Jun 14, 2011
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  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    He ain't just a woofin'!
    It (the electric guitar) has taken me to heck, and back!
     
  10. jrblue

    jrblue Tele-Holic

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    Nov 14, 2010
    Santa Barbara
    So I assume the kid said, "heck yeah!" and bought a Marshall as well.
     
  11. kookaburra

    kookaburra Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 11, 2012
    Madison, WI, USA
    Funniest thing I've heard in a while!
     
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  12. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Banjo is the devils instrument... never take advice from an old guy looking at banjos that brings up hell...
     
  13. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    You might be onto something there...
     
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  14. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit
    Was his last name Legba ?
     
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  15. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

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    Smyrna georgia
    Fiddle is Belezi's axe, but I don't give lessons jes cos I know rock=electric= drugs= wasted life so I don't carry that burden of guilt.
     
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  16. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Meanwhile, only a stairway to Heaven.

    - D
     
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  17. Snowbird

    Snowbird Tele-Meister

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    Jul 24, 2014
    Western United States
    That’s hilarious.

    I think I’ve told this one once before but I used to teach guitar at a music store and one of my fellow teachers overheard one of the salespeople saying, “...yep, this is the guitar that Miles Davis used to use”. Wha? I actually prefer Coltrane’s guitar playing to Miles’
     
  18. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Well, with Mom right there, he just screwed the kid's chances for an electric.:(
     
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  19. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit

    Then again, if the banjo geezer was actually playing, remember - banjo repulsion knows no gender.

    So mom might have gotten that pre-puke bile to come up in her mouth listening to the "Sister-Courtin' Waltz" or whatever Homer was playing and decided right then that Rick Springfield played an electric and so did Bryan Adams (or whoever she had on her bedroom walls) and dammit , that's just fine for little Jason too !
     
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  20. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    hey wait a minute
     
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