Artisan – Post 31 – Music Is My Mantra

Artisan by Dan Joyce

©2016

Post 31

Music Is My Mantra

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“Did you go to the donut shop today?”

“Yes, Craig, I did.”

“Did anyone meet you there?”

“Naw, I just had a donut and some soda by myself. I like it there though. Maybe next time you could come. I can buy you something.”

“No, I can’t go that far from the house because it’s not safe. I can’t see. Maybe you can bring something back. I like the maple bars.”

“Sure, Craig, I think I can do that. I’m trying to learn a new song on the guitar, but my roommate won’t let me practice in the room.”

“Yeah, he’s fussy. He runs all his roommates out!”

“He’s not that bad, but he just lays there all day and night like he’s waiting to die.”

“You can practice out here on the porch with us. We like your music.”

“Thank you! I love music I can’t imagine life without it! I used to be a street performer. I wasn’t that good though. I didn’t even really know how to tune my guitar. I just danced around and acted like an idiot to make money. If they didn’t tip me, I just played louder. Since then, I’ve got better and wrote over a hundred songs. Sometimes, I put them on YouTube, but not now. All my recording equipment got stolen. People compare me to Bob Dylan, because I play acoustic guitar, have good words, but can’t sing very well. Music is my mantra.”

“At school, Brad comes in and plays the electric guitar for us. You should meet him! His son is in a band. They’re trying to get a record deal.”

“Actually they don’t make records anymore Craig. The new stuff is digital like iTunes and mp3.”

“I don’t know anything about that stuff. Hey! Next time you go to the donut shop, do you think you could get me a maple bar?”

“Sure, Craig, I can do that.”

“Thanks, it’s a beautiful day isn’t it?”

“Yes, Craig, it is.”

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