Thursday, February 18, 2010

No One Else Around (... and my Taylor NS62's Debut!)

I GOT MY NEW GUITAR TODAY! I ordered it just before Christmas, but Santa's Elves were a little slow. But it was worth the wait. I'm in love.

I have an older Taylor Nylon guitar that you have seen in many a post here. It's my go-to guitar. Those nylon strings are just so comfortable! So I decided I might as well have the exact one I want. My intention was to sell the one I had, and buy this new one. But I can't imagine letting go of the other one, which is by the way named Carlita. Carlita's been with me thru thick and thin, and she's co-written lots and lots of songs over the years. How could I just sell her off to someone else? Instead, I've decided to keep her. She can be my traveling companion whenever I go out of town. She's got a few bumps and scratches so I don't have to be over-protective with her.

This new guitar has been a lesson in patience. So I'm trying to think of a name that represents that. And also represents her beautiful tone. Her factory given name is Taylor NS62. I'll let you know her REAL name soon.

I play only Taylor guitars. In my opinion, they are the BEST guitars. And I've got 4 of them. I love them all. And they all have their own special qualities. Don't ask me if I have a favorite. Like a good parent, I love them all... (Okay, but my Doyle Dykes, re-named Scarlett is quite special!)

Without further ado, let me introduce the newest member of my family, accompanying me on a song I wrote (with Scarlett!) last night...

There might be crowds of people all around
Cuz the place we live in is that kind of town
But with us, well, it's just you and me
Two really is the perfect company

(Chorus) And it feels like there's no one else around. Yeah, it feels like there's no one else around.

I could talk to you until I run out of air
The perfect place with you is anywhere
You think I'm funny and you think that I'm smart
You listen and you laugh at all the right parts


You're the first thing and the last thing that I see
How could we be so lucky that's it's just you and me?


The way you look at me just lets me know
and you don't even have to say so
The way your eyes are staring back at me
I know that they have seen eternity with me



Valerie said...

Congrats on the new addition to the family. I LOVED the song!!

darren said...


Tapestry Tree said...

She's gorgeous! And your studio looks SO organized! I love the song too. Can't want to see what else that you and NS62 come up with.

Rrramone said...

Gorgeous! And the guitar isn't bad either.

leapingpenguin said...

Wow, that little Taylor of yours is purdeee! I love my Taylor, too and agree they are pretty darned good guitars. I'm convinced its the ebony fretboard. I don't think I could go back to the little scrub guitars I first learned on.

And... I love the new song! You are a writing machine and have such an awesome body of FAWM 2010 work so far.

I actually woke up with your "Words" chorus in my head this morning. I thought, "hey that's pretty cool... [Rob scratches his head] but where do I know it from?"


Ah yes... the writing machine in Dallas. Happy Friday!

Theresa said...

Love the song and the guitar! Great job!


Julie said...

Way to go...putting it all out there. Thanks for keeping me in the loop. I'll keep checking in as you do more. So glad for your room, your inspiring relationship with Fermin, and all those guitars you have to love, too. Good luck ENJOYING the production process of your next CD.
Love, J

kerri said...

thanks, everyone. i really appreciate your comments!

Andy Morris said...

Congrads on the new guitar, and that is a wonderful song.

fleetwood said...

CB: sorry I didn't get to see (and hear) this until now. Great song!! Love the lyrics and I could really feel it!
I'm so happy you got that guitar you've been wanting. Can't wait to see it in person!!!!!

Elaine Copeland said...

Yes, this one is fabulous!! You also have a sweet new friend - nice guitar!!