On the Horizon: Sweet Melody
I have always been a music enthusiast. Whether I was participating in band or a musical, melodies and harmonies have always been a part of my life. I think the main reason why is because music has the power to impact someone’s life. And in the case of a musician in Enid, Okla., the power of music helped shape his life.
In today’s video blog we take a look at a fully educated musician who realized that music would not make him a living. However with the help of CareerTech training and a full time job, he’s still living his musical dreams.
Several months ago I was cooking breakfast for the kids. It was a weekday morning before school and my wife was getting ready for work. Kind of an oddity, I suppose, around our house (my wife is a chef) but on weekdays it is either me or my son who cooks breakfast. I suppose we cook out of necessity since one of us is usually dressed and ready before the girls make it downstairs.
Anyway, I decided to have a little breakfast cooking music and put on my vinyl copy of Thin Lizzy’s “Live and Dangerous.” One of the finest “live” albums ever released.
Yes, I know it has studio overdubs. I don’t care.
Soon after, my wife came downstairs, looked at me, smiled and proclaimed, “You’re such a guy.” Reflecting on that moment gave me an idea: Music from the Man Cave. Recommendations by a guy for other guys. Not that girls can’t listen too….
First up (we’ll get to Thin Lizzy soon, I promise) is a blast from my past. I acquired a cassette copy of the second album from a band called Gamma, featuring Ronnie Montrose on guitar, Davey Pattison on vocals, Denny Carmassi on drums, Glen Letsch on bass and Jim Alcivar on keyboards. This cassette spent a lot of time in my Walkman knockoff and I rediscovered it a couple years back. It has a terrific remake of Thunderclap Newman’s “Something In The Air” but the song that I really want to recommend is called “Voyager”. You can buy it for .99 on iTunes, or check out the YouTube clip at the bottom of this post.