8.  A ragged chord arose.
7.  My scalp tensed as each string came into tune with the others.
6.  With his right hand he reached up.
5.  He'd plugged it in - the band was on a break - and its sagging strings groaned.
4.  There was a blast of noise.
3.  He took down the oily rickenbacher from among the memorabilia.
2.  The man in the fraying jacket approached the wall of the bar, head down, sidelong.
1.  I finished my sandwich and turned to leave.