July 07, 2011

Johnny Thunders played these strings, man.

One day I may type out the whole, strange, extremely unlikely story of how my little band wound up jamming, sort of, with Johnny Thunders in a New York cafe on one weird night in 1989.

Till then, though, I came across, and will now share, this artifact:


He had played my guitar (an old, junky SG) while I played Jon von's. Afterwards, I removed the strings, coiled them, and put them in a string packet. Then I labelled the packet so I wouldn't accidentally re-use the strings. (Yes, I used to re-use old strings back then.) Then I put the packet in my guitar case. And there it stayed till just a few minutes ago when I opened that case looking for something else.

So yeah, Johnny Thunders played my guitar. And his sweat, and who knows what other "gear," in trace elements, are probably in the strings.

So how's that for some rock memorabilia? It's quite possible that someone else had the same experience and did the same thing, but it's also possible that I'm the only one.

Posted by Dr. Frank at July 7, 2011 05:43 PM | TrackBack

you guys are both geniuses.

Posted by: farmertedbread at July 7, 2011 06:03 PM

It's weird that you call yourself, "man."

Posted by: Nate Pensky at July 7, 2011 08:23 PM

Nate, that is just the tip of my weirdness's iceberg.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at July 7, 2011 08:47 PM

When cloning technology finally comes of age, you'll be able to make your own very junkie from the DNA on those strings!

Posted by: Stig at July 12, 2011 06:07 PM