The Life You Give: Robert Fripp *1946

A truly singular figure in rock music, Robert Fripp is a guitarist, composer, and bandleader who has brought a unique, strikingly intelligent perspective to his work. One of the most technically gifted guitarists in rock, Fripp is the thinking-person's guitar hero, showing no interest in shredding but eager to challenge himself and blaze new trails… Continue reading The Life You Give: Robert Fripp *1946

The Life You Give: Eddie van Halen *1955

Eddie Van Halen belongs in a rarefied group of musicians who changed the very notion of the possibilities of their chosen instrument. In Van Halen's case, he was a guitarist of superlative imagination and skill, innovating and introducing a number of techniques that would soon become part of the arsenal of many guitarists, including finger-tapping,… Continue reading The Life You Give: Eddie van Halen *1955

The Life You Give: Jimi Hendrix *Nov 27 1942

Though his active career as a featured artist lasted a mere four years, Hendrix altered the course of popular music and became one of the most successful and influential musicians of his era. An instrumentalist who radically redefined the expressive potential and sonic palette of the electric guitar, he was the composer of a classic… Continue reading The Life You Give: Jimi Hendrix *Nov 27 1942

In an unbearable lightness, and bearable heaviness of a legitimate painless suffering which suddenly surfaces.

Suddenly I experienced a level of painless suffering I never knew before.  Since a very early age, the furnishing in my home included at least a piano. I played with it regularly — physically and mentally. But the portable simplicity of a guitar always attracted me. As a left handed person, however, my exploration possibilities… Continue reading In an unbearable lightness, and bearable heaviness of a legitimate painless suffering which suddenly surfaces.