Sunday, August 12, 2012
John Fahey's wisdom
From one of my MOST beloved musicians and masters, ever:
"There is something about guitars - maybe something magical - when played right, which evokes past, mysterious, barely conscious sentiments, both individual and unversal. The road to the unconscious past.
Guitar is a caller.
It brings forth emotions you didn't know you had.
It's a very personal instrument."
John Fahey ( from: "How Bluegrass Music destroyed my Life"- page 218)
I agree from my deepest soul... humbly said, myself, too, when playing one of my acoustic guitars I clearly "feel" when that "something" - which the late, beloved John talks about - clicks, happens... it may be after ten minutes playing, late in the night or early in the morning or in a lazy afternoon Saturday afternoon...
It simply happens... and "guitar" becomes an antenna, capturing music which is in the air, while improvising, so naturally.
Posted by twogoodears at 8/12/2012 07:49:00 AM