The guitarist and bassist from Stone Temple Pilots were on a break due to their vocalist, the now deceased Scott Weiland, being dysfunctional. Vocalist, Richard Patrick (former NIN member), was breaking from his band Filter. Drummer, Ray Luzier (currently with Korn), was taking a break from the David Lee Roth band. So guess what happened next? A super band of sorts. They made one album. Great musicianship happening here.
I'm not sure this is relevant to our lessons, other than our consistent topic of BELIEVABILITY. There's a soul to this which cannot be ignored. Music is churned out by the machine at such a rate, artists who create their own material are often overlooked or swallowed whole due to their lack of hip relevancy. Maybe just consider this a shoutout to the original and authentic content creators. Enjoy.
Police: LIVE in 2007 playing their 1983 hit. Hit? That sounds weird. It almost devalues its significance. Hit: entertainment fodder. I digress...It could be said that our approach at VM is derivative of Stewart's style. For years I pondered why we can't or why we don't play marching percussion like Stewart. So, behold: this is where it came from.
Sometimes we laugh as a defense mechanism to deflect the pain. Do you believe him? Allow yourself to swim in the metaphor. You're not too young to feel this.
Glen is the singer for the band Toad the Wet Sprocket. He's done solo projects as well as work with Nickel Creek.
I mostly prefer music to speak for itself. I enjoy creating my own universe while listening. I suggest that you do not watch the video. Just listen. Do you believe him? How does this make you feel? Does it take you somewhere?
Yes. The band Yes. The lead singer from the band Yes.
He wrote this beautiful song with Vangelis (film composer: Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, etc). Almost 30 years later, he was a guest of the Cleveland Youth Symphony. This video is of that performance. However, the audio is clearly from a controlled recording environment. It’s been done many times by different artists, including Donna Summer, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders), etc. Enjoy!