Thursday, August 7, 2008 | Categories: Q Blog |
Blogged by Q guest host Jonathan Torrens:
Those of you listening to the show this week will know that The Stooges (Iggy Pop's outfit) had their truck - laden with original gear - stolen after a show in Montreal on Monday night. Devastating news for musicians and fans alike.
By coincidence, I had already pre-taped an interview with Iggy late last week but we managed to grab Stooges bassist Mike Watt for a quick phoner the morning after it happened. (You can listen to both on our podcast here.)
He was bummed out (understandably) but I was amazed at how philosophical he was about the whole thing. After all, Mike said, "at the end of the day, it's just stuff".
I don't care what he says. That was a custom bass.
By the way, the truck has since been recovered. Empty.
So the q-uestion is, who would do such a thing? Criminals looking to make a buck or fans looking for the ultimate souvenir? With such a high profile story, can you really sell customized instruments at a pawn shop?
I was so moved by Mike, I offered a $100 reward for the safe return of the gear. Not much I know. I then upped it to $150.
Today I made it $200. A drop in the bucket, sure, but a small price to pay for getting to the bottom of this weird story. Feel free to chip in.
C'mon Nancy Drews and Hardy Boys -- let's solve this! Think we can?
I've got $200 riding on it...
Share your theories, your tips and your stories of "just stuff" that you've loved and lost.