Inspiration Doesn’t Knock

It’s rare thing (for me, anyway) for life to throw such a bizarre twist seemingly out of no where. It’s like being struck by circumstantial lightning. My life tends to be quite tame, especially if you’re considering the stereo-typed musician life style involving rampant adventures and wild after parties. An exciting show for me usually means the audience clapped regularly or I got a surprising amount of tips.

That being said, there have been such rare occasions in which emotion has been summoned so profoundly or thought has been provoked so thoroughly that as a musician of any kind, conveying the story is not optional. It is required. While these situations may not always (if ever) be ideal in their effects on day-to-day life, their worth must be acknowledged as a worthwhile story.

This will be the third time I have come across a situation that demanded higher recognition from my mind. It’s always a worthwhile challenge. The events that catch you this way seem so unreal when they occur, until time passes and you have time to analyze it.  To create a story out of it, I have the chance to make it unreal again. The rest of the world gets to see it as I present it, and they interpret it as they will, while I hold on to the truth. I only hope I do it justice.

Published by Tommy Link

Tommy Link was born and raised in Erie PA. He began playing guitar at the age of 16, being taught by Claude Braudis at a local music store known as 'World of Music'. Two years later, he began attending Edinboro University of PA, where he started playing out at different local venues. He resides there today, and continues to play around Edinboro and Erie.

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