photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
guitar players talking about guitars.
i mean, this YOUTUBE series by PAUL REED SMITH that finds its namesake founder placing ZOOM calls with famous guitarists is as beautifully basic as it gets. and i love that.
in these conversations you very much get a palpable sense of ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM that iconic players like JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, VERNON REID (LIVING COLOUR), AL DI MEOLA, TIM MAHONEY (311), JOHN MAYER, CARLOS SANTANA and STEVE VAI (among countless other notable participants) still have for their instrument.
you also get some insight into the relationship of the builder with the instrument and the unadulterated JOY of watching others reciprocate that LOVE and PASSION with their own CREATIVITY. that dynamic very much reminds me of the joy of creating, in my case through WRITING, GRAPHIC DESIGN and VIDEO EDITING, and witnessing others interact with such. you get to watch the cycle continue and transmogrify into the ether. theres a magic and an ALCHEMY there that is difficult to quantify about distinct and discernible all the same to those of like-minded disposition.
i love this series and wish for others to take it in. shows that even during the pandemic when everyone was separated there was still the potential for genuine HUMAN CONNECTION all the same. its a lesson i learned with my interactions with the likewise PASSION community of MUSIC LOVERS over at MAKERPARKRADIO. that same KINETIC SPARK.