Hi all, I'm about to wax lyrical so please grab a cuppa before diving in...
First, this site is the best haven for Jem enthusiasts. The first time I saw Steve with his VWH was at the Agora theater in Cleveland. Of course, I was hooked. Everything Glen said was true... showmanship, dress, theatrics, rolled into a "smart and stable package" as he puts it. Can't say it better really. A crowning glory was when I actually got an email from Steve. Pretty in depth and totally polite, also not "standard fan mail" response at all. My respect skyrocketed. Sure, he's just a guy who happens to play the guitar pretty frickin well, but I saw a "behind the scenes" on VH1 documentary on Metallica. Omg, I had no idea they were so thick. While I love their music, they should stick to writing music and playing, not doing interviews
Then I saw Steve with a GMC. Instantly had to have one, although the only Jem available other than the VWH and I think the VBK at the time was the 90HAM. I had that for awhile, and like a fool I traded it for a DBK so I could create a GMC swirl. Herc did it for me, and I love it. But man, I miss that HAM.
Stay with me, this is actually getting somewhere. Now, I have two kids and a beautiful wife. Love the family. However, I almost never get to practice or play, and I haven't done what I set out to do with the damn GMC custom in the first place: write a guitar tune!
Is anyone else in the forum on this boat? Every so often I'll take a trip back here and gaze at the Jems, listen to Vai and Satch and wish I could be 19 again. I wouldn't trade the decisions I made for the world, but there's a part of me that really needs to play and jam and write tunes. Every so often I'll get a great riff down but it never goes anywhere. Anyway... that's part 1.
Part 2 is: there's no info on Glen anywhere around here!! It might be nice to actually have some knowledge of the person who started this whole place. The pics in the gallery show he has quite a collection and I think he lives in D.C.. Any other info available? I'm not looking for address and phone # (gah, no way), just maybe a bio section or something.
So here's a salute to those who still love the Jem in spirit.