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Spend Your Money

A Simple Primer for a Simple Mind......... Ed Roman 2002    Re edited in 2006

Stop complaining, shut up, and spend your damn money. There has never been a better time to spend your money. There has never been a better reason to spend your money.  Money is not edible, Most money is not collectable and money does not even make good toilet paper. SPEND IT!!!  that's what it's for..... (oh yeah use it to buy American products)  (Just because Toyota has a factory in Kentucky does not make it an American product) The profits all go across the pond,  leaving us with the weaker economy. We are rapidly becoming a poorer country.

These slimy terrorist Bastard Fuks have succeeded in throwing the country into a recession because everyone is too wimpy to get off their money. I am going to point out a couple of obvious facts. 

1. Somewhere, it is written, that you should keep some cash around your house, just in case the banking system should collapse.  Bull!!!!!!!!

If the banking system ever collapsed your cash would be worthless anyway. I don't believe that the banking system will collapse because the government will have to step in and simply print more money.  This will cause massive inflation and your cash and your savings won't be worth $hit. By you hoarding your money it's entirely your fault that the recession exists in the first place.

Interest rates are at an all time low.  That's because the government wants you to spend money.  Automobiles are at ZERO percent APR. That's because the government wants you to spend money. 

I believe that if everyone kept the money moving, we wouldn't have to go to war to jumpstart the economy. I hear people saying things like "We need to go to war, That will fix our economy" Bull$hit !!!!!  all we really need is a spine.  I say it's the spineless wimps who are saving for a rainy day that will never come. That money they are hoarding is holding back our economy.   Spend don't save.... Spend don't save !!!!!!!!!!

When you buy that car your money goes to the car dealer who can stay in business and employs an average of 60 people who won't be collecting unemployment. The rest of your money goes to the car company (Hopefully in Detroit and not in Tokyo} who employs thousands of people who won't be going on unemployment.  Those people are all potential customers of yours, or where you work.  Let's say you work in a steel mill.  The car companies will buy steel and their employees will buy products made from steel.  What, you say the mill is closed?  Oh yeah, that's right that was the last recession.  Ok let's say you work in an electronics plant making parts for radios.  Ooops Sorry, I almost forgot that was the recession in the 70's.

Are you getting my point, Dexter !

As long as the money is moving the economy does good. when the money slows down the economy does also. If someone is out of work they can't help support the economy. They become a burden to the economy.  Think about that the next time you are getting ready to plunk down that $1,500.00 on that Korean made overpriced Epiphone, or ESP guitar.  Just because ESP has  an address in the USA it does not make them a USA company.

Recently I noticed American Flag decals on the back of a bunch of ESP's that arrived for Xmas.  Upon close inspection the small print said "Inspected in USA" Puhleease give me a break !!!!!  They really think we must be stupid over here.....  

 Now don't get me wrong, I believe it's OK to buy some imported guitars.  The ones that are cheap !!!!!  Currently the Chinese are building some great guitars between $100.00 & $200.00.  Some ESP guitars are priced over $2,000.00   that's highway robbery and should be a crime.   Ibanez drastically lowered their prices in 2002.  So I stopped bashing them immediately after they did that.  I will only bash companies that are ripping off consumers.  I really hate companies that sell a 3 cent bottle full of 1 cent worth of carbonated dyed chemical sugar water for $1.00,  You know companies like Coke & Pepsi.   Don't get me started on the fast food conglomerates they are almost as bad as the cigarette companies. (I hope they all burn in hell for eternity) !!!!

Japanese products are not bad, in fact they are quite well made. Lexus, Infiniti, Nikon, Sony, JVC, D'Angelico, Fender are all excellent products. In fact I prefer the Japanese Fender product over the USA made.  Incidentally it is very hard to find any Japanese Fender product in this country. Most Fenders come  Mexico.

Let's get back to the point.....

A healthy economy means better jobs for everyone. We have lost the electronics wars, and the camera wars. The Japanese have decimated us on that level. Kids today work at Burger King & McDonalds shoveling fake food & sawdust down our stupid throats because we have lost most of our manufacturing abilities. Our manufacturing has all moved out of the USA because it's cheaper and in the case of Japanese it's sometimes better.

Yo Moron' 

If you want your kids to be eating rice & raw fish, just keep buying expensive Asian products.  If You have to buy foreign products just buy the cheaper goods that they are capable of making quite well.   DO NOT PAY FOR EXPENSIVE JAPANESE BRANDING !!!!

After September 11th. I was pissed off to see a bunch of idiotic morons with their Chinese made American flags waving from their Japanese car antennas and their Korean printed stickers "United We Stand".   Give me a break.......   (Hey remember this is still a rant)

What we need is nothing more than a good old fashioned dose of American pride.  Buy American... In fact buy an American hand made high quality guitar from me and buy it now, buy it today.  You can rest assured, I will be spending most of that money on American made products only.

You know what really frost's my balls?

No Ed, but I'm sure you are gonna' tell me !!!!!!!!

Yer' Damn Right I Am !!!!!!!!

I'll be talking to a customer and he will comment that he bought a Korean guitar because he couldn't afford a better one....

Well the main reason he couldn't afford a better USA made one is because his Daddy is probably driving a Volvo or a Toyota. Try to understand this economy simply perpetuates itself. It's a vicious cycle, The more you buy imports the more you make it impossible for a trickle down economy to benefit you and make you richer. If you must buy imported, Ed Roman says it's OK to buy low cost items only. Don't buy a $2,400.00 ESP but a $350.00 Ibanez is OK.  Let the other countries build our lower cost product not the creme de la creme.

Or worse yet I'll be talking to an intelligent well spoken, educated, well to do customer who will tell me he bought that Lexus because it was better than the Lincoln. He may even be right but that doesn't change what I am talking about.  Keep our money on our home soil,  If we support the American companies, they will improve and our way of life will flourish. If we don't then we lose everything our country our culture our way of life. 

Don't Just Think About It,         Do Something !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live Long & Prosper
Ed Roman

Re-Edited  March 18 2003  (The day we bombed Iraq)

Re-Edited  Again  December 19 2005 

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Another Happy Customer

I will keep this brief as I know you receive a lot of e-mail. I was in Vegas this past February and I purchased a left-handed Blues Deluxe from you. I just wanted to tell you that after playing this guitar for a few months, I can honestly say that this guitar was one of the best investments I have ever made in my life. The action on this guitar is unreal and sound only gets better as I play it more and more. I haven't even changed the strings on it yet as they still sound like the day I got the guitar. My speed has just about doubled as well.

It is extremely difficult (nearly impossible) for me to find quality left-handed guitars, and I just wanted to thank you for keeping them in stock. I have 3 friends who play lefty as well, and they are all jealous of me. I know for a fact that you will be receiving business from one of my friends who plans on going to Vegas this September.

Thanks Ed (and Scott too),

Buffalo, NY

-How do you make a guitarist's eyes light up?
-Shine a flashlight in his ear.

-What's the range of a Gibson Les Paul?
-Depends on how far you throw it.

-Why are so many guitarists jokes one liners?
-So the rest of the band can understand them.

-What's the difference between a guitar player and a bag of garbage?
-The garbage gets taken out at least once a week.

-What's black and blue and laying in a ditch?
-A guitarist who's told one too many drummer jokes.

-How many guitarists does it take to change a light bulb?
-At least 2000: one to change the bulb and 1999 to insist how much better they could've done it!

Late one day a local pub saw six guys walk in, obviously in pairs of two, sit down and order their favorite after-work drinks.

The first two to seat themselves and be served by the bartender were two guys working at a major university whose IQ's were so high they could hardly be measured! They began discussing from Quantum Mechanics to the fine points of Particle Physics, either one as brilliantly as the other.

The bartender then went over to the next pair who were "regular guys" with ordinary jobs, with average IQ's  schmoozing about how hard it was today to keep up with bill payments, how high taxes were, how corrupt politicians were and all the day-to-day struggles most everyone has.

The last two the bartender served were two very badly educated, ill-mannered dolts with very low IQ's  that could barely be measured on any I.Q. test. As soon as they'd ordered the bartender overheard one say to the other, "Oh, hey, I meant to ask ya, do you use flat wound or round wound on your bass?"

A guitar player comes to the doctor and complains about a serious deterioration of his memory. He especially has a hard time remembering correct changes and is afraid to lose all his gigs. Since the doctor can't find the cause, he asks the guitarist to leave behind his brain for a week in his lab for more detailed examinations.

After seven days the guitar player fails to show up, and even after 2 more weeks there's no sign of him. Finally the doctor runs into him on the street, grabs him and asks: "Excuse me, but your brain is still waiting for you to stop by and pick it up, so why don't you show up?"

The guitarist says, "Well, I think you can keep it; I finally switched to bass..."

A man gives his son an electric bass for his 15th birthday, along with a coupon for four bass lessons. When the son returns from his first lesson, the father asks, "So, what did you learn?"

"Well, I learned the first five notes on the E string." Next week, after the second lesson, the father again asks about the progress, and the son replies, "This time I learned the first five notes on the A string."

One week later, the son comes home far later than expected, smelling of cigarettes and beer. So the father asks: "Hey, what happened in today's lesson?"

"Dad, I'm sorry I couldn't make it to my lesson; I had a gig!"

A tour manager comes across the guitarist and bass player fighting at the side of the stage and pulls them apart asking what the problem was.

"That bastard detuned one of the strings on my bass", says the bass player, "And we're on stage in five minutes."

"So what's the problem?", asks the tour manager.

"He won't tell me which string it was he detuned", said the Bassist.

What's the difference between Rock music and a machine gun?
The machine gun only repeats 10 times per second.