For those seeing this on my Live Journal, I found a nifty site called “43 Things” (http://www.43things.com) where you can create a list of things you want to do and why, and make note of them as you complete them. It also allows you to have your posts at that site be cross-posted to your Live Journal.
Anyway, as usual, my list begins with probably one of my shallower goals, but one that I’ve had longer than anything else – meeting Alex Lifeson :)
Ever since I first heard “YYZ” and “La Villa Strangiato” back in the early 80’s, I’ve been enthralled by Alex Lifeson and his guitar work. Hearing what he could do with the instrument led me to try learning to play the guitar myself, and while even after all these years I’m still only mediocre at best, it has been one of the things that has brought me a lot of joy. Of course, listening to Alex’s work is another one of those joyful things, and I would love to have the chance just to let him know how much I appreciate his music.
Alex Lifeson 5 years ago