Episode 7 - roots & passion (1:11)
Back to January 2015, London, in a glass corporate building full of musicians.
Yossi Sassi, the Israeli pioneer metal musician, was giving a talk about music innovation. See, he’s the only one in the world to have invented a guitar with two natures in one body: an electric and acoustic guitar, together. He calls it Bouzoukitara.
His curly hair and long beard disguised the face of a sweet man and father of 3. After the talk, we took a walk:
- Tommy, I wanted to talk to you about something.
- What is it?
- You have a unique advantage that you’re not using.
- Huh? What is it?
- You’re Greek. You can combine your Greekness with your existing New Wave music to create something unique. Your roots and your passion, combined.
I thought about it for a second. It sounded nice. Folk and New Wave. Back then, I couldn’t imagine that this single idea would impact the rest of my whole life.
Yossi, thank you.