Mailbag 25

>Greetings Mr. Vai, and salutations to your blessed family. I’ve been a fan of yours for about 8 years (being 25), and “discovered” you with the “Eat ‘Em and Smile” album. Through your work I’ve come to appreciate not the flashy guitar style, but the total abandonment to the instrument, and to music in a larger sense.

Your music led me to Frank Zappa’s treasure trove of inspiration, a world of invention I never dreamed existed. I’m studying classical guitar, piano, ear training and transcribing all I can find to achieve my goal in life (for I believe this is what I was meant to do), which is to communicate music to others, whether it be my own or not.

I”ll never be as proficient as you on the guitar, and to be quite frank, I don’t care to be. It’s not who I am. But I do hope to achieve a decent level of musical knowledge.

I won’t take any more of your time, thanx for the music.


p.s. the new site is great. There’s everything anybody could want to know about you. It must be a little intimidating, though, to have your entire life on a hard drive. Peace.