I figured since it is the New Year I would start it without being completely silent during my break for the moment. Plus I didn’t want to wait and let this one drift out of my mind and then when I go to write what I have to say it becomes a bit expressionless.
I know some people are going to be scratching their heads as to why I decided to give this post the title I have given it. To a lot it might be outright confusing, which is OK. Those who know me in person or have gotten to know me through a small amount of time will probably not be too surprised as to my reason for the title, but either way my hope is to open anyone’s eyes and more so their ears to someone who I have a large amount of respect and admiration for. I have said many times that I truly do not know, understand, or begin to comprehend what it is like to walk in anyone’s shoes and I stand by that comment wholeheartedly.
I got the chance to see the one documentary that I have been anticipating to see. The one film that trumps every Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy movie on my list of “must view”.
So without further adieu, and a lot of repeating myself…
I have talked about Jason Becker in a couple of my posts throughout my time of blogging and how much he inspires me musically and creatively. I know for certain that I will probably not be the only one to show appreciation for someone who has created music and still manages to create music through sheer and utter determination that would leave anyone who comes across his music and his story in awe.
I have mentioned about wanting to see this documentary in a previous post where I showed trailers to films I really wanted to see. This one was my ultimate goal to see. I had to see this film not just for how much I admire Jason, but to at least get a glimpse as to the person that he is, even if it is a small dose. Something to give me some understanding on a person whose music inspires me, impresses me, and leaves me awash in emotional beauty through sound.
I will not recap Jason Becker’s story as I have already done that in my post on him a while back. I will say to anyone whether you are a music lover, guitar player, average listener to see “Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet”. I have seen many documentaries that have made me cry, but none that have made me cry, laugh, and cheer throughout the time frame of this documentary; and not specifically in any order.
This will probably not be the last time that I mention Jason Becker. I implore anyone that wants to see what pure human and spiritual strength through limitation is like see this documentary, listen to Jason’s music for yourself.
I wish I had more to say, but I will just repeat myself and say see this documentary. It will move you.
Just in case you haven’t seen the trailer for this documentary, here it is again.
Happy New Year all! Hope to see you when or if I get the chance to resume things back to normal…well…normal for me anyways.