Well as a Christian the end of summer reminds me of this upcoming fall season , as a symbolic change of direction in one's life,and possibly faith. the summoning of the new season, can thrust us into a "NEW" way of thinking, as in most cases, change can be a good thing. in looking at the many blessings in my life, the ability to play music, compose and share it with my friends both familiar, and abroad is a true testament of the reaching of God's hands in my life. I cannot possibly attempt to achieve any of what I have done so far, the mere fact that I have been #1 for such a long period of time, both locally and Nationally is proof that God, will move in his time and confound man thru it. I defy logic, prior to moving forward with the "Shredding" I was severely discouraged, pushed aside by contemporary minded Christians, but i held firm to the promptings of the"Holy Spirit", and moved forth in spite of their logic. this is what fall represents to me, the throwing away of the old way, and ushering in the"NEW" way, that God will use me, to gather his sheep, for him I serve, and with him , in him I am fulfilled. Rock on my peep's, Luv ya all, Vito
Hey peeps, be careful with your Twitter,I recently had my account hacked, lost almost all of my 349K followers, plummeted my rankings on my site here, afterall Reverb does not care why you lost followers...or fans only computes them, so as is always the case a number game, where I got a big hit. So alas, the ride at the top is over, but thank you all for being so supportive , Vito
A lot going on in the music these days, shows and such, hard to find time to even breathe with life stuff, family stuff, and of course the recording of several new tunes for "Return To The Vibe" Cd, coming soon :). In the effort of passion, and energy, the tunes so far on the CD , vary in technique and style, but have one thing in common, they are from the soul where it all starts, from God thru me , to you :), it's a beautiful and rewarding process, one that I dont take lightly, afterall when God gives you a ability, you must share it with all to bring a little bit of light to a otherwise darkened world, be blessed all, and enjoy your summer of 2013 :) Vito
Lately a lot of things seem to fall into place as God moves, it's a truly amazing thing to be part of as it begins to come together.I find that in his will is a great place, so much better than when we try to move the mountains that we were never designed to do ourselves.In our quest to find ourseles, I find than in my own will I am prone to fall to flesh, yet in his will it is such a divine movement that in our weaknesses, he develops thru him a strength to press forward even in dire, or hard times, to his product of completion to a new plateau of faith that we had never seen prior.It truly is a awesome experience, and blessing to have him in my life, one I have nor ever will deserve, but by his son's blood I am given , be blessed my friends Vito
I awoke this am reflecting on much that has been going on either personally or musically, I have held the #1 spot in Christian Rock in USA & Globally for well over a month and counting, incredibly humbling when you consider all the excellent talent in the Christian rock genre, acts like Bobby McIntyre, Chaotic Resemblence, Doug Shea, Random Hero...to name a few, it's a honor to be in the fold with these acts. God has his purposes in our lives, if we are open to him, he will use us..In his timing of course. It's especially exciting to see Christian acts like myself and others in the Overall total charts in the top 20 of the Country, God is getting his recognition musically, the ideas that Christians aren't rockers is foolish, let's not forget where we came from, we were once as is the case for many of us now, in the secular realm rockin it out, but God chose us to use our gifts to glorify him first...so let's always remember who , and what we are in the overall picture of life, we are here to use our God given gifts to have fun, be joyful but above all else...use the to build his kingdom ! that's my take on it all ! God is Good ! Vito
Well it's pretty much summer here, and music is beginning a new chapter for me, first summer of rock as my personal name, as a act, lol. but it's a cool thing, like removing a mask to reveal who you are, legally i can finally, so it's a good thing. In any musical endeavor one must put forth their work as a totally truthful and in-depth release of who and what they are so to speak, if you do that you will connect to the fan base. the upcoming release of "Return To The Vibe" is truly a return to my roots, jam oriented but event flowing music, where the guitar plays many different parts and flavors, in prior career acts, I did not have the freedom to do so, so this is totally new to me, but exciting, so in short, God bless all, and hope we all have a awesome rockin summer, with huge blessings ! Vito
Well gotta say a lot going on musically, the radio web broadcasts are lightin up , so thats all good stuff. In life you sometimes have the up's and downs, to be expected, but to all the fans and friends I know or will come into contact with in the upcoming summer, it's my sincere wish that everyone have a great season. As our God speaks, tomorrow is not promised, so "Carpe Diem", make today your greatest conquest, and a great memory to carry into tomorrow... well thats all I have for ya, be in touch, God bless, Vito
In reading my word today, the magnification of how God truly moves, beyond any door man, for whatever reason they may have to attempt to block, when God ordains the door open...it opens, he places us before kings, and we glow in his glory, showing the world who gave us the gifts we share. I have been asked by so many locations to perform, and If that draws others to him ...I'm in ! I used to get frustrated when I was willing , but no offer ever came, always got the , well you're too loud, we cant fit you in to our location, or because you played without a vocalist for most songs, you weren't considered a worship person, they were blinded by their own mis-understanding. God does not only use a voice to deliver his love and messages, he uses our heart, and spirit, that resides in us. Worship is when you bare your soul on whatever instrument you are gifted in , the anointing is within your spirit, and pours out thru that instrument, whether its, a Voice, or a guitar.. or drums , whatever, the Lord will move thru it, and man will be confounded by it, God's ways are above us, we do not understand how, or why...but we sure can see the results. It is a honor, to have him as my Father, and one I share with all I know. God is the father of Fools, and orphans.. of which I am , and have been , but the best part, is knowing he has always had my back, and will never forsake me, even when I deserved it. He open's door for us, that man will not close again, I am ranked #1 in the nation , not because of me, but because of what he has done for me !!! God is my Rock Star ! , Vito
Well as any Christian would tell you , seasons of faith are at times hard depending how long the seasons may last, however in a planting seeds season, it's even harder to wait for the harvest.
The best part in understanding this, is that the harvest will definitely come, and if you planted the seeds deeply a beautiful, and rewarding harvest, that only God could have done.
The beauty in this is the partnership between you and God, as your faith in him, allows you to see his results. It's so humbling to have the results on reverbnation, the support and the accolades we have received here on this site and others, is proof of a true harvest.
So in short lol, I along with my band members truly thank God, and all ...for the support, and the ability to keep on rockin ! Vito
Wow...too cool to be honored by my peers, fellow musicians, and mostly the fans...#1 is really a cool number, maybe even a status...but in my life God will always be that number only. But it's very cool to see in this journey, that even more than about my fulfillment, is that people out there in the internet, and the physical world appreciate what it is I bring to the table...to know it is enjoyed , and liked its the true fulfillment...so my friends lets keep it rockin, and I will continue on rockin for ya..
.once again , ty for asl your support !!! Vito