Hi. How the hell are ya? Tell ya what. Why not share something that has been an influence on you and the way you approach your music. Maybe it was Davey Jones singing I Want To Be Free or it was Jimi obliterating your senses with his machine gun onslaught or Bootsy or Nancy Sinatra and that kick ass arrangement or Slipknot's awesome sheet of of pane glass sound taking your head off a la The Omen... maybe it was a preTED musicology presentation from Leonard Bernstein on the tube circa Leave it to Beaver. There's so much that has gone into the making of you. The Cure, Sabbath, Hank, Gaga or Bach. Tell us a little about that.
I know, right? da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. Canon of Proportion. Proportion. It's like a magic word to me. Leo's drawing was inspired by Roman architect Vitruvius. 50 years before Christ, Vitruvius proposed the concept that architecture should imitate nature in its construction. Leo liked that idea and took that ball and scored... a thousand and a half years later. Vitruvian theory turned to art on paper. Note the outer square. The inner circle. Man lies on both lines. Note the motion, the shape from the spread legs and feet, to the narrow waist, and back up wide to the outstretched hands. Note the distinct facial features, the unruly hair. The ripped nature of this guy. Leo made him a real, living, breathing man. He moves on the paper. And exhibits the beauty of proportion via God's greatest creation. Man.
It reminds me of a good pop song. From the general statement at the spread feet, to the refinement of concept at the narrow waist, V2 perhaps?, drilling down into the subject and further exploring the available resources, then spreading outward into the more informed general statement, do it again, but different this time, as the song fades into the wide open sky of eternity where all great pop songs go to fade away and die. Until they're played again. And again. Eh... maybe its just me.
OK then, I love love love this new tune. Love it. You probably won't love it and all for very valid reasons I'm sure. That's OK. That's what makes you... you. And that, as they say, is a good thing. Show us you.
Hold onto your heart
Hold it high above flood waters
Hold onto your heart
Never let nobody drag it under
And I need new skin for this old skeleton of mine
Cause this one that I'm in has let me down once again over time