The Sunday Morning Chillax: Making It Look Easy
- Category: Dad's Dirt Roads: A Blog
- on Sun May 1, 2011
- by Mark Stephens on Sun May 1, 2011 - Add comment
If this is your first introduction to David Wilcox the singer-songwriter, please let me get a few factoids out of the way.
First, he's playing a bullet-proof guitar made out of carbon fiber because, as he says, and I'll paraphrase, he needed an ax that could handle being left in the car while he and his family went hiking in the Grand Canyon when it's "300 degrees outside."
Second, he traveled around the U.S. with his wife and son for a couple of years driving a Ford Excursion (or, "Ford Extinction" as he called it in numerous shows) converted to run on bio-diesel fuel, and towing a beautiful 28-foot Airstream trailer.
Third, the reason this video makes the grade for a Sunday Morning Chillax is because it's a live performance of a song that's all about outdoor adventure. Hang gliding off Haleakala, kayaking class-5, riding eunduro motocross and all those bastards friends we know who seem to make it look so easy. Wilcox narrows down the how-to:
Really it's driving long distance
Dialing in the gear
Studying the balance
Quieting the fear
All the hard landings
All the tough breaks
Learning all of your lessons
Making all the mistakes
That's how you make it look easy
Enjoy. I hope you like his music as much as I do. He's playful, happy, a touch silly, and - of course - one of those guys you just have to see live. Maybe this will do for now.
The Sunday Morning Chillax is just a weekly series, always a video, always on Sunday morning. It's here to give you happy, relaxing thoughts about mountains, fresh air, good views, stoke and fun as you take in the week's most relaxing morning. Enjoy. Relax. Come back every week for more, or tell us about a video we should show here.