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Guitar = Phallus...
- Subject: Guitar = Phallus...
- From: David & Rachael <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 23:15:40 -0600
Lev Polinsky wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 14 Mar 1997 18:45:46 -0500
> > From: salamander@MADNET.COM
> > Subject: Re: Freud, Pete, and "Horse's Neck"
> > >I think Sigmund Freud would have something to say - Pete is obsessed
> > >with penises all the way through.
> > I'm glad it wasn't just me who noticed that! :)
> > But then again, this sort of Freudian stuff can be seen throughout
> > Pete's career...like that whole smashing the guitar thing, just what do
> > you think THAT symbolized?
> You sure do have an odd concept of the male human anatomy. But you asked me a question and here's what
> I've gathered:
> 1. It was an attempt to destroy his instrument of self-expression as a manifestation of his frustration
> at his inability to fully express himself. Sort of like a writer breaking a pencil in half, but a lot
> more violent.
> 2. The crowd cheered every time he did it.
> 3. It was something no one else had done before.
> 4. It had to do with art school autodestructive art stuff.
> OK, I can think of an explanation that fits your theory, but it's absurd--as the conclusion of the
> concert act, after some yelps of joy, the guitar was changed from its erect state to its flaccid state,
> and would no longer be able to perform the concert act (at least for some time). This theory is proven
> by the fact that Fender guitars were made with the help of DICK Dale. And I'm sure I could tie Les Paul
> into this thing if I thought about it enough.
> > And don't even get me started on his
> > relationship with his mother...
> OK. I won't.
> > -Yellow "Understanding Human Behavior" Ledbetter
Why on earth would he smash his guitar when it would be ready to play
again in twenty yo thirty minutes???
"Ya' know; sometimes a guitar is just a guitar!"