Good music ahead.
Damn, Monday came too fast. I was enjoying myself too much skiing in Park City. However it’s time to get back to the studio – almost finished with most of the updates and I’ve got clients waiting to get to work. So I’ll be zipping back down to Los Angeles today. I’ll take a little break in Vegas to visit friends, cause that’s another plus with traveling. So while you’re back at work, imagine you’re on the open road…
While I’m on the road I’ll leave you with this.
I was teaching guitar lessons when I met Thomas and he was paired up with me at the place I was giving lessons. Extremely eager and an over abundance of energy, that’s how I would describe him. Always had a smile on and he and his mom were fun to talk to. Of all the people I’ve given lessons to, Thom was one of the few that progressed at an exponential rate. He would learn stuff and always be ready for more at each lesson. He made the time to learn and play. That’s the big thing. Making the time to get good with what you want to do. I’ve had parents tell me that I was inspiring or the direct result of their kid being able to play. I always downplayed it. My feeling was I only show and pass on, they have to actually learn and do.
It’s pleasing to see someone take something and make it their own. It’s always my goal when I do something, or when I show someone something – to be as original as possible. I can see that in Thom too. I’m lucky to know the guy. The tough part is the transition he’s having to make. Going from Actor to Musician in terms of the fame thing. I’ve discussed it before where it’s generally much harder for an actor to make the transition from acting to music and be accepted. Whereas it always seems to be the accepted route when the role is reversed. Not sure why.
Either way, I think Thom brings a very strong sense of musicality to the table. If drive and determination have anything to do with it, I’d say Thom will find himself in a good place. Will it be the top of the Billboard charts? You can certainly help make it so – buy his music. C’mon, you know you like that heavy guitar riff mixed with the cello, bass and that swingy vocal rhythm. It’s addictive.