back in the day when i was a kid i was into some really awesome bands and singers… my parents are much cooler than i give them credit for, they were the ones that got me into the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan and David Bowie… then my older brothers took over the task of my musical training upon their able shoulders and introduced me to the wonderful world of rock with G’n’R , Bonjovi, Meatloaf, Aerosmith and metal with AC/DC, Metallica, Judas priest
i lost my way in my teens where i got into all these boy bands and i’m embarrassed to say that i can still recall all the sappy lyrics i learnt by heart
hearing ‘comfortably numb’ was what brought the onset of what i can only term as a musical renaissance and i rediscovered my love for all the amazing bands of yesteryear and discovered some awesome new bands of the era i hadn’t heard of before. pink floyd, Grateful dead, the doors, the who, jimi hendrix, led zeppelin, velvet underground, grand funk railroad, joy division, buddy holly, the beach boys, lynrd skynrd, annie lennox, jefferson airplane, iggy pop, janis joplin…there are just too many great bands to name
anyway, the whole point of this drivel is that i was cool once and i’m cool again now…back when i was cool i wasn’t into a whole lot of local stuff but i did like some guitarists, i’ve always thought the guitarist is the sexiest member of the band…so, on the local circuit i had back then three favorite guitarist that i’d always wanted to meet; asad ahmed, aamir zaki and salman ahmed.
My dream seemed destined to die a silent death, if you knew the crowd i hang with you’d understand. but then i met this one guy, a former colleague who’s a great vocalist and guitar player and writes excellent songs too. i’ll add samples when he sends them to me, so long story short he and i shared similar musical tastes and got to be pretty close. he invited me to his house to a jam session, i went not expecting it to amount to much but it actually turned out to be a pretty surreal experience! unplugged is just so awesome… and asad was there! i totally fell in love with him right there, he made my heart skip a beat….i subsequently got his number and harassed him to death until he told my friend that i wasn’t his type but that’s a story for a different day…