03.11.15

Living Like Jim Irsay

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, Rock 'n' Roll at 2:16 pm by George Smith

At RockNYC, on what to do with your millions when the pro football team is too boring. Buy up the guitars of rock icons, usually dead:

If only we could all be like rock n roll Jim Irsay. Your dad gives you a pro football team, the Colts. Plus a stadium and the family fortune. But the best professional exhibition of crazed greed is your collection of 90 or 175 famous guitars, depending on who is consulted, and the regular bootlicking that comes your way for it.


It is a great country, indeed. If 48 million people are on food stamps, it’s because they’ve made bad personal choices along the way.

But if you take personal responsibility in life, bulling through the drink driving fusses, there’s no telling how high you might climb, like Jim, who spent $275,000 for “Black Beauty,” Les Paul’s most famous guitar, just a month ago.

Read the entire thing.

Funny! I guarantee it.

3 Comments

  1. anon said,

    March 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Oh man. First of all, no matter how much money he spends on any “collectible” item, it will never make him as cool or noteworthy as the original owner who did something creative with it.

    Secondly, isn’t there a strong argument for putting all those guitars into a museum instead of a private collection? There is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Lastly, I find it odd that Roger, King of the NFL, hasn’t made this guy into an example over the DUI charges. Oh, right, he’s an owner, a legacy inheriting owner. Those are a lot less disposable than the rank and file NFL player.

  2. Frank said,

    March 13, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Q. What’s the difference between George Steinbrenner and Jim Irsay?
    A. Steinbrenner was smart.

  3. George Smith said,

    March 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I think Irsay considers himself both museum and curator. Perfect CoL stuff, really.

    There is, of course, this…

    http://www.guitaraficionado.com/