I'm always blown away by recycled/repurposed pieces. As a quasi-creative myself, I respect the hell out of outside the box thinking. How some living, breathing human with a family and everything was like "I'm going to make a bench out of plastic bags and then put one in every zoo in America!" blows my mind. The fact that everything we've ever seen in life from the Golden Gate Bridge to glory holes had to be designed and built by people (at least until AI started taking over) is so simple, yet beautiful to me.
How do you even get to that point? How do you decide you're going to turn jeans into construction paper? What Alex Jones brain pills do I need to buy that activate the part of my brain? Take this guitar I saw on the great Tom Morello's instagram in between depression memes and 22 year old ass for example.
Do you come across some World War II artifacts and think "I know just what to turn those into" or are you like "find me some ammo boxes! I've got a guitar to make"?
This thing is so fucking cool. It's like the reverse of war rationing. Instead of melting toys to make tanks, someone turned the boxes that held war-time ammo into the instrument responsible for more box than packing tape. This guitar combines two of my top 6ish favorite things; music and primary sources from World War II. The fact that Tom Morello of all people is playing this Nazi-killer guitar is perfect. I gotta hear the "Sleep Now in the Fire" solo on this baby. The late Woody Gruthrie would be proud to know this machine literally helped kill fascists.