A young man who serves our newscasts in a variety of capacities was walking through the newsroom after our 6pm broadcast, carrying a long, flat case.
Reasonably sure he doesn’t do part-time work as a hitman, I asked him what kind of guitar he plays. He smiled, laid down the case, flipped the latches, and there it was. Every make-believe rock star’s dream. Nestled on orange velour, a Fender Stratocaster.
Tyler (his first name) told me he was headed to Black Eyed Sally’s in Hartford for “open mic” night. The Strat is his baby, a Stevie Ray Vaughan model. Stevie Ray was his guitar hero.
With a twinge of envy, I watched him shut the case and head for Hartford. I might have wished that was me, but I tried learning guitar years ago.
I was really, really bad.