High-school musician grateful for outpouring
by Eddy Allen, Point Loma
May 15, 2013 | 2137 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The past few weeks for me have been a little hectic, to say the least, with the theft of my [musical] instruments and then having to play shows with borrowed equipment.  

In this tough time, however, I’ve been really touched by the amount of kindness I’ve received from my fellow Ocean Beach/Point Loma residents — even complete strangers.  

I’d just like to thank the Peninsula Beacon for bringing to the public’s attention what happened regarding the theft of instruments. It means the world to me that someone cares enough to put this in the light for others to know about. As a result, I’ve experienced a humbling amount of goodwill and compassion from friends, family and community members alike.

I want to thank Hack Pickett, a friend of my piano teacher, Dell Schroeder. Mr. Pickett was told by Mrs. Schroeder of the theft and immediately contacted me, then gave me a 1996 American Fender Stratocaster (my dream guitar) as a gift. Playing that guitar every day is literally a dream come true, and I’m going to make sure this one remains in my possession for life.

I’d also like to give all my gratitude and respect to Richard Irby, our bass player Seth’s father, who not only let me borrow pedals and always is there to help with my bands, but is currently lending me a Gibson Les Paul studio in place of my lost Epiphone Casino.  

They say horrible things can turn into beautiful things, and in this case that’s definitely true. Thanks to everyone in Point Loma who has given us their support, or even just kind words. It’s changed my life.

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