purple rain | Chantilly

purple rain

guys, last week an amazing miracle happened.

my friend zach messaged me on facebook out of the blue: "hey chantilly. i have this fender stratocaster sitting here in my apartment. want it?" um. YES.

if you've been following me for awhile, you know that i've been lusting after an electric guitar. well as luck would have it, one fell out of the sky for me right into my lap!

chan guitar 2

chan guitar

when i asked him what color it was, he told me "sparkly blue." i was picturing a toootally 80's, straight up royal blue GLITTER guitar. i thought, OMFG YASSSSS. the wrock gods have smiled down upon me SO HARD.

but alas, it turned out to be a more pearlescent purple. which is probably far more suited to me.

a bunch of us were all together (this was right after dinner at roberta's.) all of a sudden, we all grabbed an instrument and started jamming out!



"rock out with your glock out!" -jeff


jeff tamb

zach turned out to be a natural on glockenspiel, jeff is a really great beat-keeper with that ole' tambourine, and i think i have a new band.

i really coundn't thank zach enough. this is probably one of the most generous gifts anyone has ever given to me.

chan guitar 3



  1. How dreamy! It looks like it was made for you...which works out great since it's all yours now!
    Yay for you getting such a thoughtful gift!

  2. Awe, it suits you perfect! ;) And friends jamming? How cool is that?!

    Have a fab weekend!

  3. Heyyy that looks like my guitar!

  4. Anonymous8/05/2011

    Awesome, sounds like Zach is a super friend :)

  5. Aw, what a great find!

  6. Wow Sounds fun! Have a great weekend :)

  7. ahhhh!!!!! I wish I was there! Now we'll call your fender "purple rain" like I call my car Egor. :P

  8. Anonymous8/06/2011

    that looks like so so SO much fun!
    Playing music with people is the best, I love spontaneous jam sessions!!!!


  9. That is awesome sauce!! What an awesome gift for someone to give you. You and your homemade band look like you are having a great time.

  10. sweet! this looks like so much fun!


  11. thats awesome! christian just put a fender jaguar on layby this weekend... he picks it up next week, his is cherry red.

  12. Is there anything in the world better than a spontaneous jam session? I submit there is not. =) Lovely photos, looks like you had a great time.

  13. "purple rain" Ha! So glad you like it! The look on your face upon plugging in: priceless. Hope you get many years of shredding on it!

  14. zach is totally a superfriend, mommyblogger :)

    jamming is fun, i just wish i knew how to do it better! it's kind of shameful, but i'm used to playing by myself. so the sound of the other instruments is usually distracting, and often makes me lose my place. guess i better learn...

    zach, you are a superstar. thank you again. come over any time and play my glock!!

  15. so happy for you that you got one!! gorgeous color :] yay jam sessions!


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