Reid says one of the most inspirational moments of his life came when he visited his grandfathers home in the Caribbean and saw a tree growing through the roof of an abandoned car.
He admits, The locals probably thought it was an eyesore but, for me, it was a profound statement of how machine and nature fuse together.
Reid could relate since, as a guitarist, he often feels fused with technology in the same way. He figures the tree-car combo reminded him that no matter how gadgets advance, theres always a ghost in the machine, some element of humanity.
Reid hopes to continue combining hardware and heart with his upcoming release Other True Self, a CD recorded with his other band, Vernon Reid and Masque.
The CD will be released April 18, followed by a U.S. tour.
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