I have no idea where the logo I use came from. I saw it and immediately liked it.
There is a coolness and irreverence to the image. I thought it set the tone for what I wanted to accomplish.
Abraham Lincoln was perhaps our greatest President. He was not a man without faults. He looked Presidential with the stovepipe hat, his height, set jaw and somber look. He was a man with a lot on his shoulders, personal and family troubles, a country coming apart at the seams, and a Cabinet of people wanting to stab him in the back.
We all have our impression of Lincoln, and for me, he was as huge as his memorial. From what I know, he seemed a humble man and felt things very deeply. He did not need a social media account, press secretary or fawning cable news channel. However, he could have used a few more security officers.
I’m fairly sure than Lincoln did not play the electric guitar. If he had, I imagine him to fingerpick like James Taylor, not a shredder like Eddie Van Halen. He would have been a singer-songwriter and lived in Laurel Canyon. Possibly been part of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young & Lincoln. I have a hard time picturing him at Woodstock, but it might have happened. He might have ended up with Joni Mitchell instead of Graham Nash, and written “Our (White) House” for her. The stovepipe hat and guitar theatrics, it was a babe magnet for Slash.
See how one opportunity completely changes your life. It all came from picking up a guitar. Politics? That was a dead-end.