While reading on the HighLine I remembered Miss Manalastas now resides nearby.... I joined her for some yummy orange marmalade on delicious homemade bread and "Italian coffee" (just coffee made in a Bialetti) at a delightful spot below her house, after which we climbed up to her place where I met my soulmate, the dobro! This thing solves all of my problems! My feeble, quasi-arthritic left hand only has to hold a simple silver bar, not grasp weighty strings, while the other fingerpicks away... Anyway, all this to say that I want a pedal steel guitar more than anything in the world now.
I helped her and the man move things around their new nest, insisting the guitars stay in the corner (not like baby). I see below she is getting nervous about the set up... she does a "blue steel" sort of look when she gets mad I noticed.
I'd like to note that today I secreted this song she introduced me to. I silently expressed to myself that I wanted a mellow and different song with drums like the ones in Wordy Rappinghood and lo and behold, a shoegazey band I've never heard of delivered a lot of things I like along with my wish in the form of this tune:
... I will leave you with my current favorite song: