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Big Bad Bill
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Has anyone else received the following via email? I wonder how Steve feels about having attained such mythical Messianic status! (I've omitted the website-I don't want to give the free advertising!). I wonder how he feels about being used to advertise a company's products.

"A young man asked Steve Vai the secret to playing guitar. Vai told the young man to meet him near the river the next morning. They met. Vai asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their neck, Vai took the young man by surprise and ducked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Vai was strong and kept him there until the boy started turning blue. Vai pulled his head out of the water and the first thing the young man did was to gasp and take a deep breath of air. Steve Vai asked, 'What did you want the most when you were there?" The boy replied, "Air".Vai said, "That is the secret to playing guitar. When you want it as badly as you wanted the air, then you will get it. "There is no other secret."

A burning desire is the starting point of all accomplishment. Just like a small fire cannot give much heat, a weak desire cannot produce great
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sunai
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hmm
i find the quote to be very true
but i have my doubts on steve doing that coz then a lotta ppl would have their heads in the water
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Cool.. But bad.
Zeds.Ded
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that is pretty cool but doubt there was permission for the name
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Yeah, I got that e-mail too. I figured it came from some memberlist I was on through Vai.com or this forum.
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Andrew J Dampier wrote:Yeah, I got that e-mail too. I figured it came from some memberlist I was on through Vai.com or this forum.
wasn't us...

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Could you please PM me the full details of the email please?

It didn't come from us, nor does Steve walk around dunking the heads of the "unenlightened" in some river somewhere.

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I also received this spam email and thought it was bizarre.
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It is just ordinary zen story(a bit older) and somebody swapped word teacher with vai...
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Breeder wrote:It is just ordinary zen story(a bit older) and somebody swapped word teacher with vai...
you beat me to it...
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ah master grasshopper you have taught me well
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Sounded to me like he really wanted to play air guitar :D
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Big Bad Bill
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joshua202020 wrote:Cool.. But bad.
It's cheesy.
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at least, spammers have great musical taste :lol: .... ok :arrow:
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...That's an ancient zen buddhist parable...I have a sense of humor, so I'll not call this tasteless, but I wil consider it lame. What's next? "You can lead a horse to water..." -bits? C'mon.
Practice, listen, live, breathe and love. Play as you are and there is no need for this pseudo philosophical rubbish done done by someone either trying to profit from or honestly trying to potray the convictions of someone else.

Sorry. I dont want to be negative, but that was really...hmm...something else.
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