One of the big things in life is being able to get into a great vibe for anything you’re doing. So many people seem to spend time doing things they don’t like to do, and wind up doing so much of it that they might forget to find what makes them happy. In music, getting into it can make all the difference in the world between making a good song great and a great song suck. Many variables go into the making of a great song. First is the writing, then comes the arrangement, then the performance. Beyond that its the capture, mixing and the mastering.
Crazy is a word that describes how recording engineers keep advancing the quality of a recorded source when the consuming public continues to listen at mp3s. What’s a musician to do? I’m one of those people that loves to record at the best possible quality I can. There is a glimmer of hope in my mind that eventually the listening public will get the tools to hear music at the same quality level it’s recorded at. I think the world would benefit greatly from it. I can dream.
Getting into it can also describe relationships as well. Any relationship, be it friends, family, marriages, business, have an ebb and flow. There are times when they are great, everyone is up and happy. Then there are times when people involved are down and unhappy. Or even those times when one is up and one is down. It’s part of life. Generally when people in the relationship are willing to move together that is very much like getting into it. Great things happen. The absolute worst is when one person is starting to second guess what their relationship is to someone else. Highly destructive things happen mentally. Mostly because it means that people are moving at the same pace on the same page.
I’m one of those types that loves to take action. Most of the time. There are a few times where I’ll be a bit more cautious, but it’s not often. I like to move ahead. I don’t know why, I only know it feels better when action is happening. How about you?
I suppose that would mean I’m more into the now or even the future. A band that had a heyday back in the 80s and maybe even into the early 90s has recently been putting out more music, Tesla. I’m fairly familiar with their music. I have a bunch of their CDs because I like that genre. I actually think they were one of the better bands from that era. It’s cool to see them putting out new stuff. Actually it’s cool to hear them putting out new music. It’s sorta like they took the instinct they had and brought it forward to today’s sound. I think it’s a darn fine job of it too.
If I want to hear a great guitar sound from the 80s I will put on a Tesla record, they have some great tones going on. Plus their guitar players had great chops and could really play. Hell listening to this, they can still play. They have a great knack for putting in little riffs into the parts that are really good sprinklings of notes to help color it up. The drumming is always solid and tight with the bass. Then add the vocals with a whole lot of rasp and you’ve got a winning combo, for me.
The sign of better bands is that they will explore new sounds over the course of their career. I wouldn’t say Tesla so much as explored different sounds as they improved their sound. That is until this song. It’s not so much as improved as it is them using today’s sounds. It’s working for them, but I’d actually be really interested to hear what they’d be like incorporating something completely different like maybe some element of something like say disco, or maybe hiphop. I bet they’d shred it and make it cool. That would certainly be into the now.
If you’re not familiar with Tesla I recommend digging into their past. Especially the entire disc of The Great Radio Controversy. Go be!