Slash Once Said…

Saul Hudson aka Slash, lead guitarist, musician and songwriter for Guns N’ Roses was born on July 23, 1965.

I recognized my own creative voice filtered through those six strings, but it was also something else entirely. Notes and chords have become my second language and, more often than not, that vocabulary expresses what I feel when language fails me. – Slash

While I am a writer I can still relate to having something other than words to help you express things. I do it with my art and photography. When I look through a camera all the noise gets cancelled and I get hyper-focused on what’s in front of me and being able to capture it so I can show you. When I draw and paint, especially when I am doing it for someone specific or if I have someone or something on my mind something similar happens where the worlds worries melt away and the colors help me express how I feel. That’s when it comes from the heart. And I am a writer so I find it sometimes easier to write my thoughts and feelings rather than say them out loud but I have learned how to speak as well. How do you find your voice? How do you express yourself?

You can’t wait around for destiny to give you what you think you deserve, you have to earn it, even if you think you’ve paid your dues. – Slash

I’m not sure if there is anything such as destiny but I do know that you cannot just sit around waiting for life to fall into your lap. You have to participate in it, learn from it, get your hands dirty and that’s how you get places, and gain notoriety if that’s what you want.

I don’t believe in regrets. – Slash

Slash says he doesn’t believe in regrets and I think that everyone regrets something at one time or another. I know I have. But I have also learned to look at the things that I regret and try to see them differently which can be difficult depending on what the regret is. We need to look at those things that we regret in a way of how we learned from it, how we grew from it, who we met because of it and where we went after it. This is your silver lining and will help you look at what you once regretted in a new light.

Sweet Child O Mine – Guns N’ Roses

I remember being the third person in my hometown to get the cassette for Appetite For Destruction. One of my fondest memories from high school was playing in pop band and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was one of the songs we played and performed during lunch.