Saturday, April 25, 2009

Excalibur, Lost Without a Home

I named my guitar Excalibur, or in Japanese Katakana, エクスカリバー. The axe is a searing stratocaster copy that grabbed me after first taking it off the rack at a shop in Ochanomizu back in October. I tried countless guitars of virtually the same make that day, but playing mine was like pulling the sword from the stone.

Earlier today, I was back in Ochanomizu with some musician friends doing a little gear shopping. I was eager to return to the same shop and poke around.

Low and behold, when I arrived, the entire building had been torn down! I could feel a pang of tragedy in my heart! Alas, Exalibur! Lost with no home! Now I shall protect you.

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