Photography And Half-Thoughts By Mitchell Hegman

...because some of it is pretty and some of it is not.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Guitar Lessons for Nikola Tesla

After inventing the future, Nikola Tesla determined that he needed to abandon celibacy and find a companion.  To that end, Tesla sought advice from Jimi Hendrix.
“Women did not notice me until I took up the guitar,” Hendrix noted.
“Are you suggesting I should learn to play the guitar?” asked Tesla.
“Absolutely.  I can teach you a few cords and some flowing riffs.”
“It has to be an electric guitar,” insisted Tesla.
“You came to the right place, baby.”
A few days after this conversation, Nikola stopped by to visit with Jimi Hendrix again.  Tesla held in his hand a new electric guitar.
“Are you ready for your lessons?” Jimi asked.
“Yes.  But watch this.”  Without plugging the guitar into an amp, Tesla struck a loud cord and belted out in a high, raspy voice: “We’re on the highway to hell…”
“Is that what I think it is?”
“Yes,” answered Tesla.  “Bon Scott is in the same apartment building as me.  How can I go wrong with AC-DC?”

--Mitchell Hegman