When I was 13 I was in the school’s First XI hockey team – the youngest and at that point the first ever junior to be in with the seniors. We were playing the best school in the league and in the final moments of the game the ball was dragged back in front of […]
A while ago I described something/someone as “guitar music” and was chortled at from all directions; there’s no such thing as guitar music. This is not a genre. This is no way to explain or define music. Andres Segovia and Derek Bailey and Jimi Hendrix and Django Reinhardt and Eddie Van Halen have all made amazing music by approaching the same instrument (or versions of […]
Steve Vai Modern Primitive Favored Nations Originally released last year as part of the 25th Anniversary package of Passion and Warfare this collection of outtakes and off-cuts, Modern Primitive, now receives the standalone-release treatment, perfect for Vai/guitar fans that didn’t want to fork for “just another copy of Passion and Warfare”.
Steve Vai The Story of Light Sony Yes, this album’s a bit old now – but he’s here next week! So, thought I’d give it a mention. And I really liked this. A nice surprise. Maybe it was his virtuoso performance here earlier last year that put me in such a good (open) mind when […]