A satisfying morning at work today.

@TheHorse (124726)
Walnut Creek, California
February 20, 2021 3:41pm CST
We had an "open house" at Guitar Center today. I got to teach three "trial lessons," one to a young adult and two to kids. Hopefully they will become my long-term students. My favorite moment of the morning was after a lesson with a 8- or 9-year-old boy named Jude. We did some basic stuff, but when he told me his daddy liked Jimi Hendrix, I taught him a "Hendrix chord." He got it! As he was leaving our lesson, he proudly said to one of the sales guys, "I learned a Hendrix chord!" We'll see what happens. I love playing (and teaching) music, but "selling myself" is not my thing. (I have @Vandana7 for that.) How is your Saturday shaping up?
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@CarolDM (118316)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Feb
What a difference you have already made it these kid's lives. How happy you must be. Sunshine here starting to melt some of the snow.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
Time to make a snow man.
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@CarolDM (118316)
• Nashville, Tennessee
20 Feb
@TheHorse Made a small one yesterday but it is gone.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
@CarolDM Glad you make it! The poor guys always melt eventually. There must be some deep meaning to that fact.
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@FourWalls (31437)
• United States
21 Feb
So Vanny is your agent? Does she get 10% of everything? (Of course, 10% of nothing isn't much.....) I had a great day: got a massage that took care of about 94.385% of the stress in my body, had my usual Saturday lunch at Tumbleweed, and had a nice nap. Now that it's evening I've done the laundry and I'm kicking back, watching the Virtual Railfan feed out of LaGrange (a town about 25 miles from Louisville, not the one ZZ Top sang about, haw haw haw haw), and drinking chocolate mint tea.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
Sounds like a good evening. I'm sipping green tea and contemplating sleep.
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@vandana7 (79755)
• India
22 Feb
To date I have not managed to convince my boss about a few things like a. You wanna monetize, you gotta give people what they want ..which means some romance. Pony is allergic to online romance...he thinks girls will get pregnant listening to his romantic numbers and claim damages. I am very serious. b. You want people to appreciate your original composition, upload some covers that will draw people to your links. Including sing in international languages. c. His singing should be louder than the orchestra. The difference is striking in some of the songs. Pancho & Lefty and Moth are good from that aspect as are few others. Sometimes is close to my heart but his good voice gets overshadowed. Latest number too.. :(. Pony needs spanking. Take me back to Tulsa ..the music is too too loud. But he sang it really well in stanza and orchestra went back into the background beautifully. d. Slides selection .. people are not as intelligent as he to go through the maze of his thinking. So interpretation of his slides is beyond the comprehension of ordinary folks like I. Unless he does not want us lowly folks to listen to him, he needs to do something about his slide selection. His songs are usually sad so where they are not some humor can be inserted through slides.. brings folks back to the songs. e. Exposure of slides...I say short span so that the person is not shifting focus to the links on the right. Needless to say he does not agree. Some bosses are terrible.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
@vandana7 Vanny wants a slide per beat. She would exhaust my fans and chase them away. Even Bollywood movies aren't that bad.
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@DaddyEvil (34327)
• United States
21 Feb
I'm glad you had a good day, pony. I had a stomach bug of some kind yesterday and am still feeling a bit slow and achy. I slept most of the day. And then Pretty cleaned the ice/snow off the car and talked me into taking her to pick up a few groceries. I didn't really want to go out in the mess but she's been asking for several days, so I finally took her. *shrug*
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
What did you get? I scored some groceries today as well.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
Hope you feel better, by the way.
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@DaddyEvil (34327)
• United States
21 Feb
@TheHorse I'm getting there. Thank you.
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@crossbones27 (36319)
• Redlands, California
20 Feb
Did you play, need to get a video of you playing there.
An exclusive clip of Social Distortion performing "California (Hustle and Flow)" from Guitar Center Sessions on DIRECTV. Past episodes of Guitar Center Sessi...
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
Nope, that's not me on this video. But it's an easy song to play.
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• Redlands, California
20 Feb
@TheHorse Haha, play your song. Horsie at the guitar Center. Mike Ness and Tim Armstrong recommend.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
@crossbones27 I'm glad I have some supporters!
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@jstory07 (101095)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Feb
I hope you get some students for lessons. And @Vandana7 does a good job.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
I wouldn't be a YouTube star without her (and DJ's) efforts.
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@jstory07 (101095)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Feb
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
@jstory07 A haiku: vanny; my hero she makes me write good songs but oh...those pictures
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@wolfgirl569 (36984)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Feb
Mine was pretty laid back. Watched the icicles melt some.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
I watched hot water dry while working on a pair of loudspeakers. The icicles sound prettier.
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@wolfgirl569 (36984)
• Marion, Ohio
21 Feb
@TheHorse They are pretty/ I need to get a picture tomorrow morning. I have on from the roof of the house to the ground. If I dont remember in the morning it might break off from melting.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
@wolfgirl569 It might break off even if you DO remember!
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@JudyEv (239553)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Feb
That young fellow would have been so proud! Hopefully, he'll become a student for sure.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
I sure hope so!
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@thelme55 (64260)
• Germany
20 Feb
Wow! He already like Jimi Hendrix. He might be a musician later in life.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
I hope so.
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@GardenGerty (131563)
• United States
20 Feb
Not at all like I thought but that is okay.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
What part is not like what you thought?
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@LadyDuck (327080)
• Switzerland
21 Feb
I am so glad you are enjoying those guitar lessons and I am sure your students are enjoying too.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
21 Feb
The hard part for me (so far) is making sure they sign up. I am NOT sales person (though I suppose it could be said I try to "sell" psychology to my college students), so I'm learning to "sell" a "four pack" of lessons without feeling "vulgar." Playing music with the kids (and adults) is pure joy.
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@LadyDuck (327080)
• Switzerland
22 Feb
@TheHorse I have never been and I would never be a sales person. I also never discuss a price, I pay what I am asked... my husband is very good at this.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
22 Feb
@LadyDuck I am rarely in a situation where I have to bargain.
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@Deepizzaguy (45583)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
20 Feb
I am thankful that the ability to take a warm shower came back last night after the ice storm affected the flow of water in Lake Charles since Monday.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
20 Feb
How did it affect the flow? Hey, do you know this song? Lake Charles is mentioned!
UP ON CRIPPLE CREEKThe BandThe Band (1970)When I get off of this mountain, you know where I want to go?Straight down the Mississippi river, to the Gulf of Me...
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@Deepizzaguy (45583)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
21 Feb
@TheHorse The pipes were either frozen or broken by the ice and sleet that struck the area. I have not heard of the song.
@xander6464 (18922)
• Wapello, Iowa
21 Feb
I wish I had a press agent like @Vandana7.
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@vandana7 (79755)
• India
22 Feb
I am auctioning Pony...highest bidder gets him. LOL
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@xander6464 (18922)
• Wapello, Iowa
22 Feb
@vandana7 You'll make a fortune. What are you going to do with all that money?
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@vandana7 (79755)
• India
23 Feb
@xander6464 Donate it to American charity ... you all have poor folks too, and it is tougher there than here.
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@Blondie2222 (27438)
• United States
23 Feb
Glad you had a good day at work and you made that lil boy happy.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
I hope I get to do a few more lessons with him. At least.
@Blondie2222 (27438)
• United States
23 Feb
@TheHorse I hope you do too.
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@TheHorse (124726)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Feb
@Blondie2222 We'll see what happens.
@Tina30219 (67494)
• Onaway, Michigan
21 Feb
Wow have not heard that store mentioned in a while my ex husbands favoite store. Glad you had fun teaching people how to play
@DocAndersen (35033)
• United States
21 Feb
i suspect as a teacher the concept of selling ourselves would be hard. Our, teachers, credibility comes form the connection. Sales is a connection, but sometimes there is a forcing action there.
@LindaOHio (58770)
• United States
21 Feb
I hope you pick up a couple of new students. My Saturday was quite boring. Nothing shaking up here on the Lake Erie shores. Just cold with a lot of s**w on the ground. Have a great Sunday.