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If I can get out of the way, if I can be pure enough, if I can be selfless enough, and if I can be generous and loving and caring enough to abandon what I have in my own preconceived silly notions of what I think I am – and become truly who in fact I am, which is really just another child of God – then the music can really use me. And therein lies my fulfillment. That’s when the music starts to happen.
The creation and destruction of harmonic and ‘statistical’ tensions is essential to the maintenance of compositional drama. Any composition (or improvisation) which remains consonant and ‘regular’ throughout is, for me, equivalent to watching a movie with only ‘good guys’ in it, or eating cottage cheese.
Michael Bloomfield was the antithesis of a collector … he didn’t care how old a guitar was; all he wanted was something that sounded good when played it … and he cared nothing about the collectibility of an instrument … his philosophy was A good player can make any guitar sound good … to Michael, a guitar was just a tool.
I can’t draw. But I can draw with sound. That’s the most useful thing I learned in terms of what my craft is… The arrangements were mine. They were little lines and stuff that I had written myself… And I was locked into this idea that vocals didn’t count, melodies didn’t count, songwriting craftsmanship didn’t count. The only thing that counted was high arching guitar solos…