I did a gig this past weekend with my friend Dyna’s Led Zep tribute band and it was a blast!  It got me to think, how do I know all these songs?  I barely needed to rehearse.  I was a little kid when Zep was in their heyday but all their stuff is firmly embedded in my subconscious.  How could that be?  Basically, I was lucky.  I was exposed at an early age to what is now considered ‘classic rock’ and many of those bands influence me to this day (along with the jazz that my dad used to play).  Most bands get stuck on trying to sound ‘current’ (e.g., just like all the other bands out that particular week) which is a guaranteed recipe for sucking.  I don’t care about becoming famous, only about creating cool music.

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