Mailbag 59

Hello Mr.Vai,

I’m a new fan, I guess. I first heard you play about 3 years ago when a friend of mine handed me a copy of “Slip of the Tounge”. I thought “wow,” but when i purchased “G3” and “Ultra Zone”, well…”WOW! I just love the wierdness. It’s such a departure from the rest of the guitar world. Your technique is both the best and the worst that I have ever seen. You break just the right rules. A friend of mine thinks you should tone it down a bit. I think not. I love Joe’s playing too. He is so smooth and elegant. Keep playing that strange beautiful music. God only knows whats in store for Mr. Vai & his music, and he ain’t talkin’.

Your Fan, Friend and Student,
Mark Shields