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It Might Get Loud


Watched “It Might Get Loud” last night on NetFlix with the wife and I loved it.  It’s a documentary on the electric guitar from the point of view of three significant rock musicians: the Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White.  I am a pretty big fan of Led Zepplin, U2 and the White Stripes so I found it particularly tasty.  I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, the only reason not a 5 is because they tease you when the guys start going off on classic riffs and then cut back to the documentary.  I was ready for a full unplugged concert session in awe. I was particularly intrigued because I play some guitar, not that well though.  I taught myself back in college and can do enough to get by as a rythymn guy, but I imagine some lessons would have helped.  What I resonated with was not their guitar talents which are legendary, but it’s because that art was just in them.  Their craft is theirs, they own it.  They eat it, they breathe it, they bleed it . . . they are the result of the intersection of passion and talent.  I’m a sucker for raw passion, lots of it in this film. As well, I’m all about living life out loud.  Find what you love, and let it rip.  Why not?  Connect your heart to your art and do some living at high volume.  Life is fleeting, rock it out my friends. peace,Marshall

Going for it

So, we are dead middle in the symphony of the olympics and we revel in the glory of the accomplishments of these quite talented athletes.  They have worked incredibly hard for their entire lives at a shot for their goal, their end game.  I was completely glued to the TV last night watching Shaun White, what an incredible talent.  So here is my question:  Are they the only ones who get to play?Yes, they are going for it.  But what about you?  Are you at all touching the deep place within you that harnesses a passion just waiting to be revealed?  Is there a dream on your heart that you have never even considered making an attempt at?  In short, are you going for it?  And if you haven’t gone for it, have you really even started living yet?One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was the loss (death) of 2 of my best friends some 4 years ago now.  Both in their young 30’s and so full of life, both taken by sickness.  They taught me that life is actually short.  Nothing is guaranteed.  So with the time that we have, why not go for it?  Why not start believing in yourself?  Why not put some feet on the dream that has been buried deep inside you?  What’s the worse that could happen?If you fail, you at least had an experience in something you love and that by itself has a very satisfying result.  And winning, well that has its own rewards.  So I guess I’m saying tonight, take care of your responsibilities but don’t settle,  Don’t sit on dreams, they are present within you so that you can live them.  In short, go for it.  Life is just too short not to.peace,marshall