Guitar, its Music, and The Connection to Planet Earth
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ME AND MY GUITAR
Back to mother earth,
The holy grail,
For thousands of years
The patriarchy has tried to obstruct and pervert
Man's ability to reach the holy grail.
The arch of a bow
Was made from seeing a rainbow
And the string connecting both ends of the bow
Becomes the earth's horizon.
In my guitar is the mystery of the rainbow,
The golden chalice,
The "Pot of Gold",
The holy grail ~
And the meeting of heaven and earth.
~ by Patty Ann Smith
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"All music is what awakens from you ~ when you are reminded by the instruments."
"Playing the guitar is like telling the truth ~ you never have to worry about repeating the same (lie) if you told the truth. You don't have to pretend, or cover up. If someone asks you again, you don't have to think about it or worry about it...because there it is. It's you."
B. B. King
From The Series "The Age Of Guitar"
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From Singer Songwriter Magazine
I think the guitar makes a direct connection for a singer in a way that very few instruments can. You're holding the guitar against your chest as you're producing the noise, and certainly that's not true with the piano. That's not to say that I favor the guitar, because they're two different beasts. But the guitar does something different, and if you write with the guitar...I don't know, you can get into the whole Druid concept of guitars being alive. When you sing through the guitar, the guitar sings back to you.
Yes, that intimacy of wood against your body.
Yes, intimacy is a good word for it because the guitar at its best, is a very intimate instrument ~ much more so than an organ or a piano or a bassoon.
Nature and The Nature Of Guitar
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Patty Ann Smith
The Natural Heritage Of Music...The Family Of Your Culture...
We all enter this world complete, with a brain... The Processor and Operating System, and also with a Natural Heritage of Our Culture of Origin... The Programming for that system. From the beginning everything is in place all ready to be used. All we have do is unpack the box and start using the equipment inside, that is... inside us. With this, let it be said... as with any equipment, we have to not be in the box itself, but just like using a new computer... outside looking in. Letting any piece of equipment to remain in the box makes it unusable... and nothing changes... things do not grow... and we access nothing from the wealth of information and applications that we have available. Things remain at status-quo ... still, non-moving, in a state close to that of death itself, No Movement, the basic indicator of the non-existence of life, as that of a piece of stone.
We were not born to be a solidified mass of nothingness, with no objectives or purpose in this thing we call life. We were all put on this planet to be part of the planet's own life energy field; and interact with all things around us in creative ways which allow for survival. We are to be using Our Natural Bio-Computer, The Brain, to help the world and all that is a part of who we are keep moving forward in the endless Procession Of Creativity Unfolding for the betterment of the whole including all mankind.
This is our reason for "being"... that's why we are Human "Beings". As I have previously said "We Are The Creators... We Are Man". However, are we really alive... acting in the responsible way that we were put here for, or are we just standing there "still"... not much different than that image of death itself... caught in the Death Trap of non-purpose without any direction. Trapped in the conformity of those who are our jail keepers, our slave masters?
The answer is NO. We ascribe to and follow these almost dead "call them zombies... perhaps" beings that make us believe this is the way it is to be. But, we are not actually enslaved or trapped, we hold the keys to our imprisonment... all we must do is unlock the cell of illusion that others have made us believe that this is all there is. Once again, "We Are The Creators... We Are Man": And we have all the equipment and natural resources within us to free ourselves from the "Daymare" of waking life and move into the World Of Our Own Reality... and Live Our Dreams. Life is not that, that we are being told it is... Life Is Freedom and Continuous Movement. We must create the world we want to live in and the life we want to be ours.
Life is like a river, or a natural spring... it is meant to be flowing... not dammed up, or diverted in it's course. And, as we so often seen... water so diverted or blocked frequently causes devastating changes to an environment, turning what was once a green pasture into a desert... making life no longer the same, or maybe even totally non-existent...