In my column for today’s Waukesha Freeman, I wrote the following:
The historical society at the old courthouse is also home to the Les Paul museum exhibit. Curiously, that exhibit does not benefit from all of the GuitarTown activity that is Scrima’s favorite pastime. Scrima and his supporters use Les Paul’s body to raise money for GuitarTown but none of it goes to the permanent tribute to the man.
As we’re learning the hard way with the proposed health clinic, perhaps if Paul wanted his memory to be treated more respectfully he should have requested a fiberglass painted guitar instead of a headstone.
What I should have written was, “Scrima and his supporters use Les Paul’s body to raise money for GuitarTown but none of it currently goes to the permanent tribute to the man.”
There was a donation in 2012 but no donation (despite all the fundraising using the Les Paul name) in 2013. I deeply regret the error.