In the flush of love, many go along with the flow. These concerts received rave reviews and left us all dreaming of a U.S. tour. The problem was that 99.99999 percent of the people had no idea what those lyrics were.
They are young, fresh, and amazingly talented. They are musicians with charitable hearts, a sense of civic duty, and the ability to throw down a good song. These are the students of the School of Rock, a year-round program of music education for youngsters ages 7 to 18.
Everyone says how important sense of humor is, and I have learned to look for it in women. I am lucky enough to be able to make women laugh, but I’m still super single.
Trust is the holy grail of a relationship. It takes years to build it, and it is so delicate. There are few things that take so long to attain that can be destroyed so quickly. So a lot of us may finally settle on a very trustworthy person when we finally find that.
There were some great gigs last summer in London. One was at the Slaughtered Lamb, opening for a couple of really good bands (The Sleeping Years and Rue Royal). It was my first time playing overseas, and it was amazing to connect to a new audience far from home.
Fast forward to the sixties; I had a brand new electric guitar and I was now playing quite a few Jimi Hendrix tunes, I also had a large record album collection to die for. I played successfully as a lead guitarist and vocalist in many Bands over the years, I lived my dreams. In the seventies I played Hendrix, Deep Purple, Steppenwolf, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Clapton, Santana, Felix Papalardi, Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, Roy Buchanan, early Fleetwood Mac, BB King, Ben E. King, and every good Blues Guitar Player I could find.
As long as I stayed quiet and did not show myself. I was allowed to sit in the wings onstage; behind the curtains. I watched the entire performance up close and personal. My uncle, who was lead guitarist, would be part way through playing a song. Without missing a note or a beat, he would walk over to me and ask if I was ok.
Getting a chance to be heard, as a musician, is always a difficult task. Getting discovered is even more challenging unless you are somebody who knows somebody. Thanks to new social networks, musicians that normally wouldn’t get their chance, finally are.