This is an older picture, but I came across it on my hard drive and wanted to use it. It’s a picture of my very first guitar (which I still own). I got it when I was 13. When I was 16, I started writing songs and my liberal politics shifted into the more radical ideologies of the far left. Now, at 19, I would consider myself an anarcho-marxist.
When I started writing songs and playing local shows, I put the words “Weapon of Mass Destruction” on it. It’s a little nod to the words on Woodie Guthrie’s guitar, which says “This Machine Kills Fascists”. The M is an upside-down W because someone thought it would be funny to make it say “Weapon of Ass Destruction” instead. I was kinda mad, but it was funny.