Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I'm not usually one to get star struck. Hell, I rarely find myself anywhere a self respecting 'celebrity' would want to be seen. So, I have to relate this rare event from yesterday.

I work at a well known shipping place that also has a few copy machines. One of my co-workers comes running up to me and hands me an orange guitar pick. What? What the hell is this for?

"It's from Don. He gave it to us for a job well done!"

I look at the guitar pick then look at the old dude who gave it up. At first, I didn't recognize him. I'm used to seeing him at least 40 years younger on a few well worn album covers. Then the name on the pick comes into view. It's Don Wilson, one of the founding members of the Ventures.

Jesus Christ on a Corn Dog! Walk, Don't Run, Theme from Hawaii Five-0, Wipeout... some of the best goddamn music in the whole freaking universe!

I gotta say, even this old hippie was a little star struck. I went over and thanked him for the token and chatted for a bit. Seems they're going to be playing at the Snoqualmie Casino on Nov. 11.

I think I just might make that show.

Enjoy a few of their best!

Damn, that's good music!

So Mote It Be,
David A.


One Fly said...

Yes it is! Thanks for this David and it must of been fun meeting this man.

Gordon said...

I spent my teenage years at the beach and surfing. The Ventures' stuff was my lifestyle music.