Have been learning to play the guitar recently thanks to the folks at NYC Guitar School. It has been a lot of fun and I have to say very meditative. After strumming away for the last several weeks on the Fender acoustic I picked up I made the leap and bought a Fender Strat (hecho en Mexico). The thing rocks! Even Lana, who has been taking lessons as well, is enjoying jamming out on it.
After about 2 months of pretty painful sounding practicing and even more painful finger tips I have to say it is actually starting to sound like music. I even have a few songs under my belt that I can somewhat keep time with. Last night even learned to play a 12 bar blues thanks to a tutorial on the Gibson site. Freaking cool