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Friday, November 30, 2007 

You Just Can't Beat The Classics

My daughter is learning to play the cello, which I'm sure will one day sound beautiful but for the moment sounds like a small animal having its internal organs gnawed out by beavers. We take her to lessons at a local music store, and when it's my turn to take her, I always channel my inner fifteen-year-old and head straight over to the rows of guitars. I'll throw on some headphones, crank up the distortion, and wail out a little "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" or "Sweet Child O' Mine." (Anything with apostrophes.)

The other day, I was hanging there when six or seven little early-teen goofballs came in, half with dirt-lip moustaches because they weren't yet sure how to shave. They picked up the twelve-string guitars and immediately launched into "Over The Hills And Far Away"--the exact same song I play when I grab the twelve-string. The road goes ever on and on...and I can tell my kids that I was right, my music IS the best. Hell with Hannah Montana, it's all about the Zeppelin, baby.


Jay Busbee runs Yahoo! Sports' NASCAR Blog From The Marbles, Atlanta Magazine's Atlanta sports blog Right Down Peachtree, and the Southern sports/humor blog Sports Gone South. He also writes for damn near anybody who'll throw him a buck and a byline, and he's at work on the books The Quiet Dynasty: The History Of The Atlanta Braves' Championship Run (2009, Sports Publishing LLC) and God Is A Bulldog: Georgia, Florida, And The Greatest Play In College Football History (2010, Sports Publishing LLC). Click below for more info on his novels, articles, and comics.
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