Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
I’m turning 50 this week.
I’m not yet fifty — it’s just four days away — but I thought I’d lead you through my journey, and maybe you’ll learn a thing or two that will help you on your journey.
I always wanted to be a guitar player.
I own more than one.
I play (listenably) none.
I cannot play with Carlos Santana‘s cool.
I cannot play with John Butler‘s artistry.
I cannot play with Michael Hedges‘ complexity.
I cannot play with Phil Keaggy‘s passion.
I cannot play with Django Reinhardt‘s originality.
I cannot play with Wes Montgomery‘s vibe.
I cannot play with B.B. King‘s distinctive style.
I cannot play with Robert Randolph‘s charisma.
I cannot play with Jeff Beck‘s timing.
I cannot play with Jimi Hendrix‘s mastery.
And, since I paired all those up let me conclude this list with Rodrigo y Gabriela‘s cohesion.
But, thankfully I can play them, and so can you.
I may not be much of a musician, but I know good ones when I hear them.
Enjoy the links!