In a recent photo shoot, the photographer had me hold my rather scratched, well-worn acoustic guitar next to my face, and the lighting was such that all the scars and marks of age were revealed in all their glory - on the guitar, as well as my face!
This became the subject of a conversation I had with fellow Brisbane songsmith Mark Cryle, who went on to develop the idea of Road Wear.
This recent photo was bookended with a very old photo I have of me at age 11 - with my first guitar - working on ‘Moonshadow’, as described in the second verse.
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