Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The ideology of firmly yoking guitar strings

As a society, we have to make important choices that affect not only ourselves, but our children, and our children's children, and the planet. Among these choices are the means by which we as a society put strings on our collective guitars. These means and priorities are facilitated and prioritized by one thing and one thing alone, education.

It takes all of us together to connect a group of strings to the greater bodies of our guitars. Too often in the past, society has bought a new set of guitar strings, only to find that we have forgotten the key organizational principles by which we as a society facilitate their use. When insufficient funding combined with public apathy leads to long waiting times between new sets of strings, web searches must be performed on Billy Beck's website, so as to find a tutorial he wrote a couple of years ago.

Yet time and again society has found itself searching to find that post. For some reason our leaders have never seen fit to make a bookmark in society's browser.

Bukharin once said, "Technical knowledge and science are essential factors in the advancement of man." It is in all of our interest that a link to this tutorial be made from this blog, so that in future this knowledge is available and sustainable without expending resources. We need to move forward, from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge, to a day where a search for "How to string a guitar" "London Fog" will land here among us all, never again to have to remember which search term works on a website full of guitar posts.

This tutorial is a testament to the Canadian values of self-reliance, ingenuity, and the virtue of having others tell us what to do. It reminds each and every one of us how to accomplish our goals.

How To String A Guitar


Billy Beck said...

It could just be me, but I don't get it.

John Sabotta said...

Dude, he likes you. Relax.

Billy Beck said...

But look here: I've been breaking my neck at wrecking my reputation for thirty-five years, and I'll be damned if I'll have the whole thing salvage on a handful of ordinary pictures and friendly advice. Dammit.

John Sabotta said...

Alas, you are a widely beloved, almost Dickensian character, Billy; it's my understanding that they are constructing a Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloon of you for next year's parade - for the children.