A while ago I listened to Pete Townshend’s book and was amused to learn of how much time it took him to painstakingly repair his guitars after a show – often missing out on japes and capers with the rest as he attended to them. After all – he needed them for the next night’s show.
But my question is – why? Not in the sense of the art statement of doing it. No worries from me on that score. It’s more the logistics. Why oh why oh why didn’t he swap the “good” guitars for shit ones and then smash *those* ones up? Then he would have had more time for post-show larks. Maybe I should ask him…but dawwww I’m just too gosh darned shy.