Back to a normal sleep schedule. Woo hoo. Made it thru the night. Though I will say I have been waking up earlier with a clearer head of a late. That’s never a bad thing.
A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders this morning. I had a conference call explaining some things about my current situation of living and whatnot. In the end it’s a very positive thing and it looks like I’m going to have a choice of doing something that wasn’t possible a month ago, in about 5 months. That is, look for a new place to live in Southern California. While I enjoyed where I’ve been it’s high time to distance myself from the energy that I went thru.
To recap on yesterday, I had a lot of phone time for calling several business peeps (more of that to come today as well), but also to gain some additional clarity on personal things. I read the lyrics of the song I wrote in the middle of the night a day ago to a friend and she got goosebumps when she heard it. Said it was very powerful. That’s a really good sign.
Somehow, I feel more powerful at the moment. I can’t explain why. Maybe it’s because I’m coming to terms with finding things in this world that can inspire me or letting go of that which I can’t control and intend to communicate with others that which I can do to make them happy. I don’t know. I feel a peace that I haven’t felt in a while and I think it means an even more creative time.
It doesn’t hurt that I’m shipping a lot of music out across the country. The storm appears to have been weathered and a vast ocean is wide open for taking things in.
Which brings me to a tune from a bunch of years ago. It’s called Wing’s of the Storm by an old metal band called Whitesnake. What a name, Whitesnake. In case you aren’t aware of what a whitesnake is… think of the thing that dangles between the thighs of a white man.
In relation to the lyrics, I’m looking at relationship that I want to end up being one that can weather any storm in the future.
Musically this song or rather this whole album was something I dove into because I’m a fan of Steve. Steve Vai that is. I used to love his playing and writing when I was a burgeoning guitarist. I learned about him thru his teacher Joe Satriani. While I don’t get inspired easily, I did admire those two cats. Still do. They wrote and played some fantastic music. Even though they were long before my time, I’m still one to look at those that played before me and learn what made them tick as players. I took a lot of notes thru lessons they published in magazines. I’ve met Steve a few times. I haven’t yet met Joe, I look forward to doing that at some point.
The intro of this song is cool in that those noises were created by Steve using only his guitar. He is a master at that. Think of it as the wind coming in, then bam the racing guitar riff sets the tone of urgency in the music. How the heart speeds up and starts pounding in your ears. Fit David Coverdale’s vocals over the top and round it out with a chuggin bass and slammin drums, you have it all there. A cool guitar song that gets you moving.
Go out and get it on!