(My) Melancholy and Infinite Sadness

Pete Thorn is one of my idols these days. He’s the king of YouTube guitar personalities and if you’re a guitarist who’s not subscribed to his channel then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. This is his latest gear demo, and it’s an obscure enough product that I dunno if it’s worth explaining it, so just enjoy the music.

That said, I kind of die a little bit inside every time I watch his stuff, as he’s basically living a life I’ve long dreamt about. He divides his time between YouTube videos, sideman gigs for people like Chris Cornell (RIP), and writing his own music. And the “old Adam” in me (as my mom used to call it) can’t help but whisper questions about what the fuck I did with my life that I was never able to achieve this.

I try to take solace in the fact that odds are decent that I can enjoy a bit of this kind of lifestyle (making music in a little project studio, publishing videos) once I retire.