cam is on. I’m confused. I rented myself a Simon & Patrick Acoustic guitar from Long & McQuade, but I don’t have any picks (oops) or a capo with me… or any music for that matter. Maybe that’s a sign to try writing? Who knows. I haven’t finished a song to my satisfaction yet. I don’t know. I wish I was better at guitar, I would feel better about trying to write with it. I keep intending to take lessons, but never have, and I’m not the greatest self-directed learner. I can learn up to a certain point on my own, but then I get stuck… it’s the same with everything. I taught myself to take pictures, but I’m at a plateau in that now. I taught myself guitar, but I haven’t progressed in a while. My writing has always been something I’ve played by ear… it happens, and then sometimes it just doesn’t. This has been a long stretch of ‘doesn’t.’

It’s been a long stretch of ‘doesn’t’ with everything I do lately…


  • tillytollo

    November 30, 2000 at 11:22 pm

    i totally understand about the guitar. i’ve been playing for 4 years and i’m completely stuck. i took lessons a few years back, but not for long. i didn’t like what he wanted to teach me. so i taught myself. but my progression has stopped. i wish i knew people here in my same situation that i could colaborate with and learn from. frustrating, isn’t it?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      December 1, 2000 at 10:03 am

      Yeah, definitely frustrating… and everyone I know who plays is infinitely better than I am, because they’ve all been playing for 10+ years, and trying to play with them just makes me feel worse some days.

      • tillytollo

        December 1, 2000 at 10:09 am

        i hear ya. i have one good friend here who plays and the guy is a master. perfect pitch, perfect technique. it depresses and embarrasses me to play with him.