Topic: Welcome, and Introductions!
Well, I have been stumbling around Chordie for a short while, now, posting my drivel, and barging in on others' conversations and haven't really introduced myself.
I looked for a "Hello New People" kind of thread, but didn't find one, so I guess I'll start one! (yeah, I'm that brash.)
I am "Oldnewbie". I chose that screen name because I am 40 and have been playing for only two years. (maybe 2 1/2?) I live in Northern Va (30mi South of DC) with my beautiful wife of 14 years, and my 12 year old daughter, "Bug".
I have been writing songs since I was a kid. Poems, really. They were only songs in my head, because I didn't know how to do all that music stuff. My parents thought things like art, music, and the like, were a waste of time.
Three years ago, a man moved into the townhouse two doors down from mine, and I heard his Ibanez in their back yard one evening. I walked over, opened their back gate, and made myself comfortable. (did I mention I was brash?).
The following summer, my wife bought me a "Jasmine" that I call a "Takamine" and I have been beating hell out of it ever since. I obsessed for about 8 months, playing until my fingers split, then I'd glue them back with superglue, and play some more. I have regained some sanity, but still love beating on that thing. I plan to upgrade to an actual Takamine this summer.
Well, that is enough about me. I am excited to be meeting you folks, and look forward every day to your posts. You all have been very nice, and seem to accept new folks with gusto.
Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you in the forums!
I'd like to invite other newbies, young and old, to post something here about themselves! A good way to get to know folks maybe?