Dave Crossland

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My First Endorsement Deal...

Hey everybody, I done landed my first endorsement deal.  Knucklehead Strings puts out a set of phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings they call the Red-Headed Stepchild and well...

Here's the story, my friend Tate, whom I've known since I was three years old when we used to live next door to each other and play Ultraman in the sandbox between our houses in Akron Ohio, now runs sound for a group widely considered the best Beatles tribute band in the world, 1964 The Tribute (check them out at www.1964thetribute.com.)  '64 is constantly flying from one place to the next allowing Tate to rack up countless frequent flyer miles and join elite flying clubs that provide free drinks and hot oil massages for anyone traveling with vintage Beatles gear and a band, but that's beside the point.  Tate is in this little music store in Annapolis, Maryland, sees acoustic guitar strings for sale behind the counter, and takes immediate action.  The next and only thing I know is that a package has arrived on my doorstep in Boston.  Tate never sends me anything via snail mail and didn't tell me anything was coming, so I know something is a little...unusual.  I open the package, and staring me in the face is a drawing of a long-haired, red-headed adolescent hippie freak, grinning beside the words "Red-Headed Stepchild Heavy 'Coustic Guietar Strings".  Scrawled in sharpie on the plastic encasement are the unmistakable block caps of Tate reading "YOU SHOULD ENDORSE THESE".

Now, what Tate knows, and you may not, is that in my very early years, I had what may have been the hugest red-headed 'fro of any white boy in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions combined.  Never mind that my Mom remarried after my parents' divorce and I was indeed the red-headed stepchild.  So I did some looking around and called the good people of Knucklehead Strings, way out in Utah, to inform them that this is destiny.  They agreed, and the rest is history in the making.  I actually do love their strings --wouldn't do this otherwise, no matter what Tate says.  I've uploaded their beautiful artwork along with my college meal card picture so that you all can truly understand the magnitude of this collision of cosmic forces.  Incredible, nay?