What is your Holy Grail?
Hey...I just noticed my last post was #499. So, okay. Mow it's an even 500!
"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"
Mine is the delicious slide solo in U2's Bullet the Blue Sky. It's one of the coolest songs I've ever heard and it reminds me a lot of something the great Wes said a long time ago about Hendrix's Star Spangled Banner. It was so impressionable it stuck with me. But he called Jimi's divebombs and little inter-note flourishes "the sound of bombs dropping and terror on the ground." It was brilliant a brilliant statement. I hear the same thing in the Edge's solo. Much like Wes's statement I hear the overheard drone of a fighter and each time the Edge hammers that low E it's another bomb. It's such a militant solo. I wish I could achieve that kind of expression.
something in the way she moves me by JT
for my wife.
The Star Spangled Banner (exactely the way Jimi played it at Woodstock) for an instrumental.
For a lyrical song, probably something by Yngwei Malmsteen. (I recently heard this cat, oh my god!)
I play the guitar, I taught myself how to play the guitar, which was a bad decision... because I didn't know how to play it, so I was a sh***y teacher. I would never have went to me. -Mitch Hedberg