Thursday, August 25, 2011

August 2011

Hey guys! Whoever still reads this, I salute you because I've been neglecting it. A lot.

But hey! Let me tell you a story. In 2004, when I started picking up guitar lessons from a local guitarist in Penang, Kelvyn Yeang, he spoke of many names that I could never grasp. Of course, back then, his hero was none other than every shredder's hero; Yngwie Malmsteen.

Yakkity yakkity yak, and I picked up G3 2003, the one that feature Yngwie Malmsteen as the guest. On the same DVD were Joe Satriani and Steve Vai.

That's when I saw this tall wizard, getting on stage with his rather.. stylish shirt.. and strapping on his triple neck Ibanez JEM.

For a kid who knew nothing about guitars and only knew of double neck guitars due to the influences of Metallica and AC/DC, I was flabbergasted.

And today, I just made a purchase:

Yup, living the dream. I could only imagine watching him on a TV screen (it'd be an LED monitor in Blu-Ray with times like these) and that's it. The most I've been so far was Mike Mangini and Virgil Donati.

But it's Steve Vai?

I sacrificed Van Halen, only because I didn't have the funds for their expensive tickets. This one costs $80, and we get to have a proper in sight of what goes on with his mind.

Truly exciting.

I really can't wait. I found a reason to.. be happy again :)