With some genres of traditional music quickly going by the wayside in our ever evolving society, these older guitarists from Myanmar have my undying respect! Image being one of the last few remaining musicians that once accompanied silent films in theaters with their instruments. Think about the emotional experience that the musicians would be go through performing at a show like that when silent movies were the only show in town?
Personally I can say that playing in a band during a musical play was fantastic. I had the honour of playing in the band for our high school musical called Godspell. I can still hear the musical director, a self proclaimed tone deaf man, who always said “Damn it, HIWATT‘s should have wheels”! The live experience that you get while being part of something like this is something to cherish forever. All the miscues in during some parts of a show, starting in the wrong key or just plain not playing a song at all.
So check out this link to an LA Times article to see what I’m talking about.
Keep on Jammin’