I suppose I should explain to you what my plans are for the Rescue Guitar. It took a few days of pondering and consulting with friends, but now I think I’m pretty clear on the objectives, which I’ll tell you in a minute.
First, though, let me just say what I’m trying to achieve. This project is intended to raise as much money for cancer research as it possibly can and I’ll be as hard-headed as any businessman in trying to get there.
The background, for anyone who didn’t see the previous post, is this. I found a Fender Squier telecaster thrown away, which in itself is a bizarre and incomprehensible thing, though of course, one can speculate. Angry lover. Exasperated parent. Dejected musician. Who can tell?
Whatever way it falls out, the guitar ended up in my loving hands and I wasn’t going to let it rot in the rain, so I took it home. We tried it out, and it plays fine. Not a damn thing wrong with this axe, so here’s the plan.
We’ll get as many well-known musicians as possible to play this thing. We’ll take their picture wearing it. We’ll get them to sign the conveniently white pick guard and then we’ll auction it for all it’s worth, with every penny going to cancer research.
Here’s your challenge. Make connections with big names if you happen to know any. Explain what we’re trying to achieve. Ask them to strap it on for a picture and maybe play a song or two during a gig. So if you happen to be friendly with Joe Satriani or the Edge or any other well-known players, maybe just mention this idea. It won’t cost them anything except five minutes of their time, and it could make a huge difference to people suffering from cancer.
We already have a couple of well-known people but it would be great if this idea took legs and we raised a massive amount of cash for research.
Say yes. You know it’s right. They say music is therapeutic. Here’s living proof.