Ramblings (and music) of a guitar-playing shrink
My four year old daughter has just made an old shredder (me, natch) very happy. Since my wife got an iPhone, Miss 4 and her brother get to use my wife’s old iPod Touch. I put a bunch of music videos on the other day, including Always With Me, Always With You by Joe Satriani. When I first saw this video back in the late 80s was the first time I saw an Ibanez (or any “shredder” pointy-headstock style guitar), and indeed was also the first time I had ever heard really technically-accomplished guitar playing.
Imagine then my pleasure at seeing my 4 year old daughter absolutely transfixed by this same wonderful piece of music, and watching it over and over again – and after I told her who it was, she called out “Joe! Joe!” and earnestly told her mother who it was in the video.
I was also rather impressed that she was able to consistently find this particular video in the list (no pictures to help) and also the Muppets cover of New York State of Mind. She wouldn’t have actually read the words, but she could sure as hell identify the ones she wanted. 8)