Saturday, February 5, 2011

How I became owner of Bunny Wailer's guitar...from Bob Marley& the Wailers!


First of all Bunny Wailer is a legend and was an original member of "The Wailers" with Bob Marley& Peter Tosh. Did you know that they use to sit outside the radio station, in Kingston, to wait for the DJ to come outside so they could beat the shat out of him. They did this in order to get him to play there music on the radio. I wish it was that easy these days.

2005 I was living in Santa Cruz, Ca. playing the local scene with my Beach Rock band "Don't Bother to Knock". Aside from being a huge reggae fan and opening for beach rock bands like Ribsys Nickel who were on tour with Slightly Stoopid and signed to Stoopid Records, we were regulars to the local clubs putting out the vibe!

At the time I had a friend that worked at a hotel down by the skate park and on the night Bunny Wailer came to town to play the Catalyst, he ended up staying at my friends hotel! The next morning she came to my place to tell me that she had went into Bunny wailers room after he left and found an acoustic guitar lying on the floor. It had been thrown against the wall and the neck was snapped, but it was all mine... I was stoked! It's just one of those things you hold on to, like the hat I was given while being an extra on the movie Sea Biscuit.

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