I was about 15, and a Ramones fan.
Someone... Probably showed me how to play ramones songs.
The down stroking, as it's not like other guitar riffs.
So now the Ramones demanded a WALL of Marshall's for shows.
So wtf else would I get?
Given my age, money I might have, etc, I got a second hand little one.
But my love of guitars and marshalls is what brought me to 48th Street.
That's where all the music stores used to be.
All the bands and rockstars went there.
I think I mentioned dating a guy I met in mannys music store....
That's how I met him. Mannys was on 48th street.
I used to go all the time.
Sometimes just to look for Rockstars.
If a band was in town for a show, they all always went to 48th Street.
The ramones sort of changed my life. Directly and indirectly, in many ways.
Half the people I know today, I know because I was a ramones fan. Seriously. Including my very best friend.
I've never taken for granted the fact that meeting one person, can completely change the entire direction of your life. Permanently.
Things are not always set in stone.