Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Where do all the picks go?

I'm sure it happens to all of us, objects such as pens can seem to magically disappear over time with no explanation. The same thing appears to happen with plectrums!

A few times a year I'll end up ordering a bulk load of plectrums, anything from 50-100 at once. Within two to three months they will all be gone. Where they go I can't say, however after some quick googling on the subject, here are a few of the explanations I've found:

  1. They slip through cracks in the space-time continuum and migrate to the planet of Plectropia, where they live happy and fulfilled lives, growing vegetables and raising families of little plectrums.
  2. Its those damn gnomes and fairies - Well known for stealing stuff, they're collecting our picks for profit. Curse their magic hearts.
  3. Down the soundholes of our instruments, hungry for nourishment the acoustics and thinline guitars of the world are to blame!
  4. The last theory, and by far the least popular. Its our fault, we just manage to lose them all over the place. Rubbish eh?

Whatever the truth - all I know is I'm going to be waiting in a ghillie suit with a suitably large bore rifle and a supply of coffee, keeping the plectrums in my sights tonight. No more will I allow them to be taken by beings from beyond.

5 comments:

Ben D said...

Don't feed the thinlines! That's why real guitarists play with their fingers...

Ben D said...

And not because they've lost all their plectrums. Oh no. Honest.

Sam D said...

The main issue I feel is that if you're playing with your fingers and the guitar gets really hungry you're totally screwed!

Ben D said...

Gah, stupid double accounts. But anyway, you're right. I must placate the guitar with a sacrificial pick before I play fingerstyle in future...

Kate Andrews said...

Thanks for sharing this anyway. My boys would loved to do this,they're fun of strings!


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