Aged 56 years, have played music ever since I was allowed to sit at my Great-grand Father's player piano. There I discovered every other note played together made a chord. That makes at least 49 years on various musical instruments.
I have developed my own style of lead guitar playing due to encouragement from Robin Trower via a Guitar Player magazine interview long ago. Once a bassist told me that I had played some 'Eddie' after a number where I thought I had played original Blumeline riffs. No more 'Eddie' for me. I heeded Trower's words, "Do not ace anyone's licks".
My lead playing is a mixture of the Rock and Roll of Chuck Berry, the Blues of Kim Simmons, to Metal of Ludwig Von Beethoven. If anyone does not think Beethoven wrote Metal, try playing all of his fifth symphony on String Bass. Do not forget the beautiful melodies of Mozart or the theory of Bach.
I feel the desire to give my own impression of my song "Machine Gun". Of course the song is about America's, (USA), indiscriminate killing overseas and it's wars of aggression, mainly but not limited to drones. The back of the guitar was used for percussion signifying the terrorized heartbeats of America's so called enemies. The harmonica is the screaming of children as they run from the drones and later cry when orphaned. If my voice sounds pissed off I really am, as I am now about drone warfare and war in general. When the percussive back of the guitar gets fast in the end of the song it signifies the faster heartbeats the running of the civilians from the drones.