I ordered myself a Custom Shop Carvin back in September. It was the delivered this afternoon. Here’s a few pics. Expect a review soon.
Greeetings folks!! I hope to do some videos this week still, but in the meanwhile.. here’s some neews to whet your appetitite. =)
First, today I managed to complete my “first draft” of the Atlantis backstory I am working on for the new CD #TheAtlantisSuite. I am writing out an actual storyline that will follow with the music. It will be a multi-format work… story and music all in one. And of course, that is important BECAUSE the music will FOLLOW the story… not the other way around… I have the main story.. and the musical flow is beginning… so the ball has begin rolling down the hill. Stay tuned… =)
Also, I have found an amazing artist who will provide the artwork for the CD. This to me is more of a finishing touch.. but also an inspiration of sorts as I begin working on the album. In the wise words of the late Stephen Covey “Begin with the end in mind” this is a perfect example of that. I can visualize the final CD.. the CASE, the song titles, the story inside… now I just need to dig deep inside and make it happen.
My ultimate goal.. is to have a dynamic piece of music.. one that will tell a story, and invoke emotions in the listener. I also want an album that will stand the test of time as a great guitar record. I still listen to epic CD’s from yesteryear by Vai and that Sweedish Viking fellow… and it’s amazing how fresh their playing is.. EVEN TODAY. Those CD’s have stood the test of time.. and are STILL a lofty goal to shoot for. That’s what I am planning to do. I will listen to this CD in 10 years and smile… and hopefully so will you. =)
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