Re: EMMETT the documentary
Dan, just watched the trailer that's up right now.
I don't know how to express this...I'm such a complete newbie to this site and this community, and have never even seen a Stick in person yet. Still deciding what model will best suit my playing, etc.
But there's something you seem to have captured, so perfectly. It's something I've felt here, just in the short time I've been a member here. And not just here, even when commenting on Stickist videos on YouTube, etc.. There is such an immense camaraderie here. Such an incredible love and respect for the man and the instrument that seems to instantly transfer to anyone else who begins to share that same affection and appreciation. It's unlike anything I've experienced and it's amazing.
In your trailer, the scenes of those gatherings and of the honor being shown to Emmett, interwoven with those lonely scenes of the man, hard at work there, proselytizing his faith on the workbench. It moves me.
It affords a much deeper understanding and appreciation for just some of what he has done, and is doing, even though I am so new and am certain still have so much to learn.
I somewhat recently decided, definitively, that I am absolutely purchasing and learning the Stick. I'm still narrowing down the model, tuning, options...But as much as I've loved playing keyboards all these years, and as much as I love my 5-string fretless bass, and as much as I enjoy playing drums nearly every week at church...I know somehow that the Stick is going to be, more
. The guitar has always eluded me. I don't know if it's partly due to mild dyslexia, or shortish fingers, or what. Sure, I can strum anything you want, but fingering has been difficult, even though I can play whatever you want on keyboard, bass or saxophone. Everything I've seen regarding the Stick tells me it will be different. Somehow more a combination of keyboards, drums and bass, and less "guitar". I hope I'm right. It is with great honor and anticipation that I look forward to finally "officially" joining this community.
Then, who knows what I might be able to share?