In a previous life, I had a friend whose father listened to Hearts of Space out of CMU and got me hooked on the radio station. I discovered something there that changed my life. I am a big music lover and like just about anything. The station played 'new age' music and I found Kitaro one early Sunday morning. It has been a road to wonder since then.
That pic is from the album cover to Silk Road. Yeah, I had that in vinyl and played the grooves out of it, spending countless hours listening through headphones. The music is truly amazing. In the hazy eighties Kitaro did concerts throughout Asia that would attract a couple hundred thousand people. No joke. I would day dream of hitching a ride to catch a live performance. I have seen videos of some of his performances, and man, they rock like nothing I have ever seen.
I have collected so many versions of Silk Road that I can listen to a different version every day of the week for a couple months. Check out this live version.
Pretty cool. Musician, composer and all that. Truly beautiful music. Words do not do justice. So listen some more, then. And while you listen and are blown away by the violin, that is Lorenza Ponce and she is pure awesome.
And one more, cause I know you wont just link over to youtube and watch every single video. This one is for Sally...
Yeap, Sally is a big fan too, and she loves the drums and Kitaro can kick it. Now that I am jazzed on Kitaro I think I will listen to a few albums. Thursdays are good days too.