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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Inspiration from Very Odd Places

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Do you ever get inspiration from what seems like the most unlikely source sometimes? Sometimes it may just be a little teaser or idea and others you could get drenched in so much inspiration and creativity you couldn't capture all the music if you tried. Well this time i got a torrential amount of inspiration from this lovely Scottish artist KT Tunstall.

The significance of this is that in the general sense of things i would be considered a metal head by most people (minus the faggish and ignorant qualities possesed by some metal heads). On a normal day i drink my fill of bands such as Metallica, Lamb of God, Children of Bodom, etc. The catch is that i really do love all types of music besides rap, i just don't think to listen to them always.

To get on with the point of this stupid blog i heard KT's debut album and loved it. I immediately got all 3 of her studio albums. The more i listened the more i loved her stuff. Its not the most complex music by any means, but it has a feel and emotion to it void in most of the other music i listen to. The song "Suddenly I See" became the most listened to song on my itunes. Why? Shit if i know, i didnt even know i listened to it that much haha. Sometimes you just hear a progression and its just addicting. You've had a song like that before right?

Well now comes what happend when i got inspired. I went out and got one of my dream guitar....yes a Gretsch White Falcon. Played not only by KT but John Frusciante and James Hetfield this guitar makes me play like never before. The sound is absolutely out of this world. Im used to EMG pickups in my Les Paul sytled ESP Eclipse guitars. I easily wrote 20+ songs in my first week of having this guitar. The "new music" is so much different than my old metal stuff, it seems this guitar just fills me up with ideas every time i touch it. Playing the White Falcon is probably one of the most amazing experiences of my life, call me lame for saying that(fuck you =P) but its true.

So the moral of the story isnt that KT's album was the best thing ive ever heard in my life, or my new favorite album or song or w/e. Nope. It was just what i needed to spend the $3,000 to get my dream guitar. Hell i wanted to be like her, and James, and John some of my own heroes. Sorry for rambling so much, my fingers are so fucking torn up from playing so much i had to do something other than guitar for a few mins haha =) 

have a great day all.
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