Last Thursday, I shipped a parcel to my new buddy Carlton Gill-Blyth in Ireland via US Postal Service Priority Mail. He received it today -- that's less than six days. Hell, if I ship a guitar to California, it takes longer. What's wrong with this picture?
Carl traded me a couple unusual instruments for the 'Revelator' resonator guitar and the 'Louie' amp. I fooled him by enclosing the 'Gitfiddle' as well.
The attached photo expresses his happiness quite well.
Carl is funny as hell, and he plays a mean harmonica. And, he also creates some very nice six-string guitars.
He tells me the hat is a Taliban surplus (I didn't ask how he got it, 'cause I'm not sure I want to know), especially since he said it needed to be washed before he could wear it (too much blood for his taste).
Carl calls me a 'nutter' (loose term for a certifiable madman), but I'll let you decide who the madman is.
One day I hope to travel once again to the Emerald Isle. It's a beautiful land, and the people are wonderful -- as you can tell.
Have fun Carl, and play hell out of those gits.