From the recording Traction Control
There have been a few defining moments in my life as a musician. One of them occurred on a summer’s day when I was around 16 years old after I’d obtained a copy of Marty Friedman’s instructional video “Melodic Control”. I hit play expecting a demonstration of balls-out odd-time shred licks in exotic tonalities for 60 minutes. What I got however was a life-lesson of sorts that forever changed how I compose and think about music. This track is a tribute.