Carol Pacey & the Honey Shakers

Happy Thoughts

You know, when you get into this music business, you think everybody is going to "get it" and love everything that you do, and....and that's not quite so true. And the bummer about that is that I have lots of things that I want to share with folks, thinking it would happen in interviews about the band or about our albums or whatever, and....that's not quite so how it is going. So with that, I thought once in a while I'd drop a line here in the band blog about something that I would like you to know, that doesn't seem to show up in the interview questions, and well, here goes to my first time.  

Attached to my guitar strap button under the neck is a friendship bracelet. I was gifted it quite a few years ago, maybe 2011 or 2012, by a young lady named, Beth. I met Beth at SunDust Art Gallery when it was on Main St. in Mesa, AZ. SunDust liked that I'd play every Second Friday or whenever it was that I played in support of this night on the town. I played solo for three hours usually and for free. I think I did that for two or three years... I know..., but I learned a lot and I brought in different friends to play with me from time to time. Anyway, back to Beth. She was a young artist with work at the gallery. I'm not sure how old she was, maybe her early 20's, not sure, mostly because she was super ill with some type of disease that really worked over her body and left her quite thin, fragile and weak. But she'd walk in and listen to me every time, and I enjoyed talking with her. And one day she gave me that friendship bracelet. I was really surprised and loved it, tying it into my guitar right there and then. I played there for a while more after that night then gave up my slot to rock a bit more with my new band, the Honey Shakers. Sometime right around then, maybe 2013, Beth died from that disease. This is a card of her original artwork that she gave me as well. I saved it and framed it. Beautiful, right? And now I finally told the story about the friendship bracelet tied to my guitar. Thanks for reading, friends.