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.