How dreams come alive...
25.05.2008 - 14.07.2008 0 °F
We all have dreams, but how often do we allow them to become true and real. What spark does it take to light the match to take the first step down the path to achieving our dream. This story is about Dan.
For the pass six years, oh my goodness we been together for six years another reality check, Dan has said he wanted to learn how to play the guitar. After every concert, "damn I should learn how to play the guitar." If you know Dan, he likes his concerts and we have been to our fair share of concerts in the last six years. I love seeing him playing his air guitar right along with the band.
Two years ago I considered buying Dan a guitar for Christmas, but do you know how many guitars are out there and the price range? For one thing I had no clue what kind of guitar he wanted as we had never gone shopping or looking for one. I ended up finding something else for him for Christmas that was a little more up my alley and completely forgot about the guitar dream until...
Driving from Colombo to Arugam Bay for like the gazillionth time, we stopped for petrol and Dan says "we have to go back...I want to check out the music shop a kilometer up the road." So we head to the music shop which has some guitars and lots of drums. Dan picks out a guitar in about ten minutes and buys it on the spot for $65 with a soft case. After talking about guitars for six years (probably longer), he takes the first step to his dream in Sri Lanka of all places.
The guitar makes it home and Dan finds guitar lessons online. I honestly think he can find anything he needs online. He quickly realizes he needs a tuner, which we find in Colombo on our next trip. Dan has the gift of picking up things quickly and learned some basic chords easily. After watching Antonio Banderas (damn he's hot) playing his mariachi guitar in Desperado, he is inspired to learn the theme song. Dan can play parts of the song but not nearly as fast as Antonio Banderas. To his credit has only been playing for a month and should start with an easier song. Jingle Bells is coming along quite nicely though so he'll be prepared for Christmas in Bali.
Dan and His Guitar
The Guitar Shop