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“So, you play guitar huh?”

My fingers plunked away on a familiar Jimi Hendrix tune as my eyes fixated on the questioner. His face wore a goofy grin and his hair was long and shabby, resembling a hippy Jesus.

“Umm…yeah.” was my semi-snotty response.

“Do you play as well?” I asked.

“yeah, I’ve been playing for a few years, but you are really good!”

My new friend and I talked for awhile about guitar and music until it was time to depart. That was 12 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday, the moment I first met Jake.

Since then he has excelled as a guitar player successfully blowing myself and everyone else that says ‘I play guitar’ out of the water. Yes, he’s really that good. Since the first meeting we’ve had our ups and downs just like everybody else. There were times we’d go for months without talking or seeing eachother but in the end we’d always reaquaint like no time had ever passed.

Over the last year I’ve been more excited because Jake and I have consistently seen eachother more, and, well that’s just great! But now he decided to drop the A bomb on me and mix everything up. Jake and his lovely family are moving to Oroville Washington soon, like Dec. 8th. This was bomb number 2.

After that day of hell with my boss, Jake decided to have some fun and slash my emotional tires some more. I sound like I’m bitchin’ here, and well, I am but really I’m now happy for him. That doesn’t mean that I’m not sad for me. Rest assured, I’m all sorts of sad. It sucks sucks sucks. I’ve never really minded change but all this change at once makes me get loopy.

I’m going to miss my friend and all the good times we’ve had. I know I make it sound like he’s dying, he’s not, but do you know where Oroville is? Neither do I. How can I ever visit him if I don’t know his location? It’s like dying.
I suppose it’s for the best. I’m starting that whole new career thing and it’s bound to take up more of my time. Seems like eveyrone is moving away, getting married, and having kids. boo! I’m looking at you jakekarajakephildavidtonynicktylersarah! C’mon people! Quit growing up!

Check out Jake’s Website

Check out Jake’s Myspace

Listen to his music, he really is excellent, one day his name’ll be in lights.

Here’s a blast from the past:


  1. Phil said,

    November 27, 2006 @ 9:05 pm

    Is that micah rippin it up on ‘ol blue! Circa 1975?

  2. normaljean said,

    November 27, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

    That is the cutest pic of you two! You look sooo young! I’m sorry that Jake is moving away and that everyone you know is growing up. Well, not everyone is.. ;) I’m pretty sure that if i haven’t grown up by now, i’m probably never going to.

    Good luck in OrvoRedenbacherville, Jake. :)

  3. Guitar Jake said,

    November 27, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

    It sure was great seeing you two days in a row! Thanks for “dropping” by the house today. Yeah, this marks a sad, but exciting chapter in our lives…like we were talking about, in 10 years or so we’ll be looking back going “wow!” Here’s to you my friend! -Jake

  4. Jake said,

    November 28, 2006 @ 9:39 am

    Phil is having a baby?!?

  5. Mego said,

    November 29, 2006 @ 12:57 pm

    where did you get that picture? an idaho trip… those were the days

  6. Guitar Jake said,

    November 30, 2006 @ 12:00 am

    That picture is from NHCC snow camp. That’s the day I fell in love with a certain girl and she fell in love with Micah. She was too young for us anyways… Ahh, those were the days.

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