In that same time frame, my good friend Randy bought a guitar and came
to me for some lessons. While I was playing some of what I had been
working on, he made the comment, “That’s GREAT! You should write it
into a song.” Each time he heard the tune’s progress, he would push
more emphatically, until I finally realized that he really meant what
he was saying and not just “being nice”. My confidence grew when I
dropped in at Sam Ash music store one weekend and entered the acoustic
guitar room. It was packed with people talking, laughing and playing
guitars. I made my way to the back of the room, picked up a
guitar, and began to play. Within 20 seconds, the ONLY sound in the
room was me playing that Taylor! A little unnerved by all the
attention, I stopped, but the group insisted that I keep on playing.
Everybody in the room crowded around as I played the riffs (and not
without several mistakes I can tell you!). When I finished playing,
the people clapped and encouraged me to write that music into a song,
and there it began!