Open Letter To That Busker Dude Playing Stairway to Heaven

Hey man, it’s me! The guy who gave you a whole bunch of change the other day!

You, my friend, have balls of steel, which actually doesn’t really do your balls any justice. No sir, you have balls of diamond.

You know, there are a lot of overplayed songs out there, and Stairway to Heaven has got to be the lord and ruler of overplayed guitar songs. Even after all these years! In fact, every instrument has its “Stairway to Heaven”. You know, the song that everyone wants to hear that’s been overplayed and ruined forever for a given instrument? Cliche songs if you will.

For Violin and Cello there’s Pachelbel’s mind alteringly annoying Cannon in D minor (or whatever key you fuckers in the subway choose to play it in). The piano’s Stairway to Heaven is probably Beethoven’s (The Beet as he was affectionately known) Fur Elise, and for the UkuleleĀ  I think it’s Tip Toe Through the Tulips or some shit.

And the guitar’s Stairway to Heaven is well, Stairway to Heaven.


You pulled it off. Not only did you play it with complete abandon on the street, in public and with all seriousness, but…

You also used a freaking amplifier!

Did I mention that you pulled it off?

Anyway, that’s all I gotta say about it. Well done and bravo, you glorious son of a bitch.


4 thoughts on “Open Letter To That Busker Dude Playing Stairway to Heaven

  1. Mike, I appreciate the abrupt change of face you have taken. After all, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there’s still time to change the road you’re on.

  2. You know Mike, it’s whispered that soon if we all call the tune
    Then the busker will lead us to reason.
    And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
    And the forests will echo with laughter.

    Does anybody remember the forests?

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