Thursday, January 13, 2011

What'chu talkin' about?

The most interesting facet of the GAS experience is the length some folks will go to avoid telling another [especially their spouse] what's going on or that they are getting another guitar. The lies, the deceit, the evasion tactics!! I devoted a whole chapter to it in the book & it could have been a book by itself as it turns out. And it's not just a man thing, either. I have heard from several female guitarists who simply do NOT tell their husbands the truth about what their guitar cost or even that they have acquired one. A woman who plays for church, weddings, special events, & teaches guitar recently told me that she has ordered a Limited Edition Gibson acoustic but will not tell her husband of 25 years because he would leave her if he knew what it cost. It will be her 20th guitar which she must now "hide" amongst the others.

I must admit that I frequently rearrange my music room just to make it less obvious how the mix has changed.

Tell it now - the most weird or outrageous thing that you or someone you know has done to hide or disguise the truth. It's gotta be true.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

G.A.S. Early Warning Signs

The more I dig into it, the more I believe some of the early warning signs are possibly associated with a life reference of "scarcity vs.abundance" or "deficit vs. surplus". As a long-suffering GASaholic, I must say that my attacks are associated with [real or imagined] thoughts of how I CAN have this thing more so than how I CAN'T AFFORD IT or why I SHOULDN'T have it. And judging from the hundreds of responses of other GASaholics, we tend to hold this in common. Our resources available somehow always seem to be possible and adequate for us to proceed with the acquisition. Like, it will all work out; the end justify the means, blinders on, etc. GASaholics somehow find a way. It has little to do with rational thinking.

QUESTION: What is your theory on the early warning signs of GAS problems?

Monday, January 10, 2011

5 Years Experience

Looking for more responses to this one from last year. Post awayyyyyy.......... !!

If I had known 5 years ago what I know now, how would my G.A.S. attacks & collection be different today?