GRM TABLE LAMP
The second most sincere form of flattery, GRM is a cover song in a different genre.
A long time is spent fretting over a cheap bass guitar that other people could seem to make music with, but Jesse could not. In looking to buy a better instrument, nothing inspires until finding a Bubinga Warwick Corvette. It is beautiful to play and moreso to look at.
At the time of discovery, he is turning a lot of wood; a personal form of meditation. Finding a chunk of Bubinga, it goes on the lathe without much of a plan. The figure of the sapwood helps guide the shape and out comes the body of a new idea.
The steel base, a first attempt at welding. The orbiting steel rods are reminiscent of the strings of the bass guitar; accidental? One hopes.
We no longer include the sapwood and Jesse is not allowed near the welder, but the spirit remains.
The name comes from an act of kindness worth remembering – baked goods from a friend he had not yet met.
Better than calling it Fiero or something.