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Postby Vic Lewis VL » August 18th, 2004, 4:16 am

When your dogs would rather sit at your feet and listen to you playing guitar rather than sit downstairs with the wife and put up with Coronation Street/Eastenders/Emmerdale/The Bill (insert crappy soap of your choice here)

When your 17-year-old daughter asks you to work out the chords to "That thing you do" by the Wonders.......not "Can you" but "will you"......

When the Mrs says she likes you playing "3 steps to heaven" better than the original.......

When the people across the back from you are having a BBQ and playing very loud, very crappy music ........you take the amp and guitar outside, turn everything up to 10 and hit the riff from Paranoid......and a head pops up over the fence and says, "Hey I can play guitar a bit, wanna come round and jam"........that happened to me yesterday.........

Hey I think I'm a guitarist!!!!
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Postby Fretzky » August 18th, 2004, 5:38 pm

When the second bedroom is for the guitars, and guests can sleep on the couch...

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Postby Nick » August 18th, 2004, 6:15 pm

Although I still think I'm only a so-so player, three times in the past week, while I've been playing guitar outside on my lunch break, people have walked up to me and asked "Where is your next gig? I'd like to come see you play"

How about when you travel six hours by train, or two by plane, or four by car to jam with friends?
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Postby Vic Lewis VL » August 18th, 2004, 6:40 pm

You know you're a guitarist when you have to take your guitar to work and play it outside in your lunch break.........

Rock on, Nick!

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Postby TaylorR » August 18th, 2004, 7:04 pm

You always take a guitar if you think youll be gone for more than 1 day.

You want to play it always.
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Postby Idiot85204 » August 18th, 2004, 7:51 pm

....instead of falling asleep in class, you smile and nod while humming songs in your head and think about fingerings
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Postby Fretzky » August 18th, 2004, 8:15 pm

Vic Lewis wrote:You know you're a guitarist when you have to take your guitar to work and play it outside in your lunch break.........

Rock on, Nick!

:D


And If I may add, you forego eating on your lunch hour, or alternatively, only eat non finger foods like yogurt, so that your hands stay nice and clean........ :)

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Postby purple » August 18th, 2004, 8:42 pm

Vic Lewis wrote:You know you're a guitarist when you have to take your guitar to work and play it outside in your lunch break.........
Rock on, Nick!

I second that.

.. when the last nightmare you had was you snapping the B string on your acoustic with out having any replacements. - It probably isn't that great of an addition but I actually just had this dream.
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Postby MikeO » August 19th, 2004, 10:38 pm

Vic Lewis wrote:You know you're a guitarist when you have to take your guitar to work and play it outside in your lunch break.........

:D


Just today I was out working on some tab in 95 degree heat index.

Worth it? Yesss!
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Postby TaylorR » August 20th, 2004, 12:11 am

You read books on theory hidden inside of the math textbook.
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Postby Vic Lewis VL » August 20th, 2004, 12:13 am

I am definitely ahead of the game on this one, I work from home so lunch-break is when I want it to be and for however long I want it to be.....and there's always a guitar handy.........

:D :D :D
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Postby greybeard » August 20th, 2004, 12:36 am

Izabella wrote:You read books on theory hidden inside of the math textbook.


No, no - you secretly read theory books hidden inside the covers of Playboy.
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Postby TaylorR » August 20th, 2004, 12:39 am

greybeard wrote:
Izabella wrote:You read books on theory hidden inside of the math textbook.


No, no - you secretly read theory books hidden inside the covers of Playboy.


HAHA! So true... I mean uhh... Shame on you. :oops: :lol:
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Postby Vic Lewis VL » August 20th, 2004, 3:24 pm

When someone says "Smoke?" and instead of taking a cigarette you hum E/G/A E/G/Bb/A...........
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Postby MikeO » August 20th, 2004, 9:41 pm

When you realize the difference between your wife and your guitar is one doesn't complain about being picked on. :lol:
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