Geetar Bibble’s Notebook is the guitar method i learned from a man i met when i was living in Portland, Oregon during a year when i was living outside.
I did not plan on being homeless. I thought i would get a job and a place to live. But that didn’t happen. I found and overpass we here i slept and i didn’t own much, just al bag of clothes, a sleeping bag and a guitar i bought from a guy at Union Station. I had four hundred dollars in my pocket when i stepped off the bus in Portland. A guy with a beard and a LA hat said,
“Welcome to Portland. You’ll want a a guitar here. May be your only friend for a while. It’s a nice guitar. I got.if from a pawn shop. I paid $250 for it. I’ll be honest.”
I figured he must’ve paid $100 or $150. It was a beater. Can i play it? Sure, go ahead. He said. It was in tune and sounded good.
“I’ll give you fifty bucks” i said. Fifty bucks? I gotta get back to California. This rain is bumming me out. One way is $69. I’ll give you $75. That’s my best offer. I just got here and don’t have any work lined up. My advice? Give yourself a job, it’s a good town for that. He took the money and headed to the ticket booth and i looked at the guitar i held in my hand. Then wandered into town.