Sometimes I need a reminder of why I'm doing this.
Since many of you are in the Arts, you know exactly what I mean. For every moment of perfect bliss: laying a perfect take, or nailing a perfect solo...there sometimes seems to be an imperfect counterbalance when your foot is broken and you hobble around in a space boot via guardrail-leaping to avoid an oncoming car. Like now.
These are the moments when a hand on the shoulder matters most.
I absolutely love it when "my" musicians get excited and send me recordings they are working on...often just after the moment of creation. It is such an honor to share that feeling. These guitars are pure energy, from one spirit to another — one soul to another. Far beyond being simply tools at this point.
The tides rise and fall and...here's a track, straight off the board as it appeared s2vshb just guitar and drums.
Dig Woods coaxes seriously whack chord riffs under that shuffle beat. His guitar is the beautiful Claro Walnut S2 Vintage Semi-Hollowbody. If you listen loud just before the music starts, Dig's geographic location is revealed.
Funky ass groove! You got some serious musicians taming the Tooney machine man. It's really awesome to hear what people can do with your art.
Freshy (via txt)
Excellent! You are peppering the world with great guitars for great guitarists! I'm starting to hear a signature sound from your builds...
Killick (via txt)
Speaking of Killick.
I'll sometimes get emails or see comments about Killick's music from people who can't seem to understand what he's doing. Often there is a tendency to be dismissive or even disparaging, an easy default position when encountering something unfamiliar.
Lately I've been haunting the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on weekends. A truly superb collection from a genre I've never fully appreciated before.
So with the thought 'music + modern art' in your head, check out Killick's fretless Walrus guitar playing on (track one) "Pussawump" and (track four) "The 'oots" from his straight off the board recording: Buddy Rich or Die Tryin'.