Cool Story: Man is Struck by Lightning Learns to Play the Piano So He Can Compose the Song the Lightning Gave Him

Tony Cicoria was minding his own business when he was literally struck by a bolt from a blue. He survived the lightning strike with only a few injuries–but there was something he couldn’t shake. Ever since the incident, he’d had a melody repeating in his head over and over and over.

Tony became obsessed with that melody and tried to communicate to others what he was hearing. The problem was that he couldn’t play any musical instrument. He had to fix that.

After ten years of learning to play the piano, Tony was finally able to let hear what the lightning imparted to him. Listen.

(Via Holy Kaw)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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