Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tool of the Urban Troubadour
As I get ready to spend the weekend at Lollapalooza listening to oodles of live music I felt the need to pay homage to the instrument that speaks most profoundly to my heart...the acoustic guitar. Many songs that end up being electrified, amplified and synthesized start out as a simple melody or heartfelt poem in a basement, bedroom or studio. That is where the connection between the musical artist and the visual artist intersects...we both start with nothing and end up with something. Sometimes we end up with a whole lotta nothin' but sometimes we are able to connect with other people through what we make and that's really cool.