June 25, 2008

Loss of a friend...

About 7 years ago my good friend Anthony Schultz was working for Dean Guitars. He was able to assist me in getting a "sweet" hollow body electric Dean Guitar. As is life all good things must come to an end.

This weekend, I discovered the guitar looks good on the stand but doesn't do well when falling off... or knocked off for that matter. For reasons beyond my control and the person responsible will remain nameless, my friend - the guitar - was felled to the ground during the opening prayer of our Sunday services. The sound of a crackling thump followed by strings rapidly de-tuning just I said "Amen" tested my senses. That wasn't what I think it was... Was it? AARRGhhhhhh! Smile Mike - Remember your sermon on the importance of your relationship with God and not things?!?!?

There on the floor of the platform next to me was my friend beheaded.... Bummer!

This is one of those blogs that doesn't say much except to those that are musically inclined. What can I say I am shooting for a little bit of sympathy on this one. If you feel any at all to the point of assisting with a new "sweet" guitar all donations are graciously accepted. Otherwise just heed the caution - Be careful where you place your guitar on a stand in the close proximity of others.

Why don't we ever listen to good advice before we need it?


Jan said...

Dude, you're one sick puppy! Posting pictures of your decapitated friend on the internet. I mean have some respect for the dead. Did you at least have a Christian funeral, or maybe a Nordic one? You know, put him on the lake, douse him in gasoline, and set him on fire.

I grieve your loss with you.

Anthony said...

Brother Mike, I feel your loss. It served God right from the start. I will always remember the day you came into Dean Guitars as it was a very low day for me and I sure needed to be lifted up. You were on a mission from God that day. The next Sunday as I looked up on stage at you playing your new friend God spoke to my heart with these words, "I knew the day I planted the seed that grew the tree that was cut down to praise me it would save your life." Mike thank you for coming in that day, and along with you I to say good-bye to a old friend.