Today’s song is ‘They Call Me the Breeze’. This rock song by I.J.Cale first appeared in 1972 on his debut album ‘Naturally’. As the opening track. The song consists of a 12, shuffle and it also features the early use of a drum machine. bar. Cale performed the song along with his friend Eric Clapton, at Clapton's 2004 ‘Crossroads Guitar Festival’. The version, featuring an extended guitar solo by Clapton, is included on the official Crossroads DVD that was released in late 2004. Clapton’s version of the song and his guitar playing is the very best version of this song.
The concept of ‘Breeze’ for me is everything that relates to being free, being cool, being relaxed, and taking it easy, etc. Sometimes the only way we can stop is to physically sit down, breathe comfortably from the abdomen and let in a new world to our stratosphere. It is only when one is truly relaxed that we allow ourselves to passively listen and attend to the sensations around us. That is the best time when we can hear that golden silence and feel the peace of quiet resignation. It is only when we let in the breeze from a new world, and from another place in time that the soul of silence whispers to us in a language that requires no words to understand,. To experience the moment is all that is required. To be!
Love and peace