Sammy Hagar: Dance of the Electric Hummingbird “A Must-Read for Redheads”

Here’s something different! There’s a newly released book which Sammy Hagar calls “A MUST-READ for Redheads.”

“DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD: An Ordinary Woman’s Accidental Journey to Enlightenment, the Supernatural, and Rock Star Sammy Hagar” by Pat Walker. The original cover artwork is by Aaron Hagar.

“Pat Walker takes to heart the same type of messages I try to relate through my music and my life—go out and seek your dreams, don’t ever give up, celebrate your life and every part of who you are. I know Pat’s journey of mystical transformations will inspire you. Enjoy the journey.”

—SAMMY HAGAR

Wandering into a bar in Mexico with her husband, Pat Walker is hoping to enjoy a rock concert by a famous singer previously unknown to her—but something frightening and wonderful happens instead. In the midst of the cheering fans and screaming guitars, she is lifted out of her body and becomes engulfed in a white light and a feeling of ecstasy. She stumbles upon her soul, and God. Soon after this experience, more strange things begin to happen to her—she starts having psychic revelations, glimpses of past lives, and contact with angels and spirits. Fearing the loss of her sanity, Pat’s search for an explanation leads her to international recording star Sammy Hagar (lead singer of Chickenfoot and former lead singer of Van Halen), who takes it upon himself to help her decipher the meaning of these supernatural experiences.

In this true story, Pat struggles to maintain her roles of middle-class wife and mom, while simultaneously being thrust into the explosive world of celebrities, sex, and rock ‘n’ roll combined with spiritual dimensions beyond her wildest dreams. All of this forces her to confront the incredible power of her mind and spirit, and to reevaluate her perception of reality and the meaning of life.

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DANCE OF THE ELECTRIC HUMMINGBIRD

  • Shelley

    As someone who worked with Pat Walker for many years, I can tell you that she was one of the kindest women I’ve ever known. She was adored by our customers, always had a smile and emanated an inner peace that I often envied. After having a conversation with her, you walked away with a smile because she made you feel that special. She has written reviews for our concert venue and has a way of putting the experience into words that made you live the experience with that “rock on attitude” and feel sorry if you missed the party.

  • http://vhnd.com Guy Incognito

    @Joey Joe-Joe Junior Shabadoo, Hey buddy!

  • eVh5151

    Jesus summed it all up when he cried out, “Whoever believes in me, believes not just in me but in the One who sent me. Whoever looks at me is looking, in fact, at the One who sent me. I am Light that has come into the world so that all who believe in me won’t have to stay any longer in the dark.

  • Kayser Sozay

    Alien abductee, rock star, fire sprinkler system hawker, mountain bike developer and shop owner, travel agent, premium tequila distiller, restauranteur, philanthropist, premium rum pitchman and now Spiritual Guru.

    Coming soon . . . Sammy’s Sacramental Wines

  • robotmonkey

    @shine on
    If they didn’t see the comic potential, then they don’t need to be coming to my party! Not to be mean; that is in NO WAY my intent, but the idea that Sammy Hagar is a spiritual guru of any variety is laughable on its face. And yes, by being human and interacting with others we are helping each other along our various “life paths” and all, but come on! This is comedy gold!
    I like the idea of a rock and roll “Dead Zone”. You’d just have to leave Sammy completely out of it.
    I just can’t seem to think of a Sammy Hagar song that would move me into the 4th dimension or crack the door to the “other side”. Except maybe “Three Lock Box”. Ha!

  • eVh5151

    I keep looking at that cover wondering what the heck is going on?

  • Who?

    This book is about spirituality. The Roth fan just wants to party and talk about chicks even as they reach their twilight years. There’s no topic which will not devolve into posturing, trying to be cool, talking about the most rock star like of them all. I prefer the Roth era but solo and human wise I prefer Sammy, who is one of the most rounded and unconventional of them all – while also having these interesting dimensions to him. So what if hard rockers have gotten no more metaphysical than a hazy eyed stare into the bottom of their drink? That’s the life of a VH wannabe jock. There’s so much going on in the world, espeially now and its bigger than VH – the number 3!

  • Shine On

    Jill: “I’m reading this book right now! I love the way Pat writes. it’s a great read!”

    I don’t doubt it, Jill. Even though I’ve made some posts on here where I was kidding around about the subject, because it DOES have its funny side, I’ve seen some of the writing done by “Baja Rock Pat” on the internet, and it’s pretty good! Since this is a music appreciation place, I’ll quote 6 sentences from her review of an Vince Neil concert from last September as an example:

    “Neil had such badass stage presence that I just couldn’t help but love it. It was heavy-hitting, rock-to-the-gut music with a swift kick in the face that you did see coming and chose not to get out of the way on purpose…Vince Neil’s concert was a mix of raw energy, lots of flowing, throwing hair, ‘don’t f—k with me’ attitude, and LOUD, LOUD, LOUD kick ass rock. I felt as if I’d been used and abused and then expected not to take any of it personally. I loved it. I gotta broaden my horizons more often.”

    The rest of her review made me feel like I had been there. So, although I don’t especially feel the need to go on a path of spiritual exploration, Pat’s writing ability makes me want to get her book.

  • Shine On

    Who?: “The Roth fan just wants to party and talk about chicks even as they reach their twilight years. There’s no topic which will not devolve into posturing, trying to be cool, talking about the most rock star like of them all.”

    Well, I’m not willing to generalize as what the spiritual grasp of most Roth fans amounts to being.

    And, to be fair to Dave Roth himself, he seems to have a pretty good handle on what Zen Buddhism is all about, so that he knows it as well as he knows about the Judaism he learned while growing up. I think he just doesn’t like to show what he knows, doesn’t want to appear to be too deep.

  • Who?

    I’d say when it comes to spiritual matters, religious book learning of say the Torah is not what counts. I know he said he read the Koran too. Dave seems to be in touch with his spiritual side though his anger as expressed in his bio seems to be misplaced to put it mildly and showing of a lack of sufficient wisdom.

    How is Dave familiar with zen buddhism? I’m sure knowledge of that is something that requires actual application. I thought Dave only used one liners that sounded zen. I don’t know anything about this so correct me if I’m wrong.

  • anythingleftinthatbottle

    @ Shine on….And you don’t have to read what it is I have to say anymore either. Everytime you see my post, just do a drive by friend. Happy holidays to you and yours

  • Shine On

    No sweat, anythingleftinthatbottle, and your point is taken.
    Have a very happy holiday season, as well!

  • Shine On

    flyingeddies: “Hope he doesn’t start some crazy cult and kill off a stadium full of fans or something.”

    Not to worry, flyingeddies. That would be–how shall I say it?–too self-defeating (to put it mildly).

  • Shine On

    robotmonkey: “Not to be mean; that is in NO WAY my intent, but the idea that Sammy Hagar is a spiritual guru of any variety is laughable on its face. And yes, by being human and interacting with others we are helping each other along our various ‘life paths’ and all, but come on! This is comedy gold!”

    Well, yeah, robotmonkey, sounds about right: I can see the value of sharing a spiritual journey and admire Pat’s writing ability, but can still see “Both Sides Now”.

    “I just can’t seem to think of a Sammy Hagar song that would move me into the 4th dimension or crack the door to the ‘other side’. Except maybe ‘Three Lock Box’. Ha!”

    What, not even “This Planet’s On Fire (Burn In Hell)”?:)

  • Halen High

    Who? says:
    “I prefer the Roth era but solo and human wise I prefer Sammy, who is one of the most rounded and unconventional of them all – while also having these interesting dimensions to him.”

    One of the most ridiculous posts in the history of this website. Like him or not, Dave is a worldly, intelligent, well-read guy with a vast range of interests. You should read his book to get an idea of who he is. Sammy, on the other hand, is as conventional as you can get, and the last person I would describe as being ’rounded’.

  • Shine On

    Who?: “Dave seems to be in touch with his spiritual side though his anger as expressed in his bio seems to be misplaced to put it mildly and showing of a lack of sufficient wisdom.”

    You’ve touched on something important, since a goal of Buddhism is to reduce mental suffering, particularly suffering caused by anger. And while he projects a lot of self-contentment with that joker grin these days, I have no way of knowing if he’s conquered anger more than when he wrote “Crazy From The Heat”.

    “How is Dave familiar with zen buddhism? I’m sure knowledge of that is something that requires actual application. I thought Dave only used one liners that sounded zen. I don’t know anything about this so correct me if I’m wrong.”

    I stand corrected, Who?. While I’ve heard/read “Zen” and “David Lee Roth” used together in sentences or articles or interviews a number of times, and think he has a flair for zen-sounding lines, I can’t dig up any evidence at all, not a single link, that shows he’s actually seriously practiced meditation techniques or anything else concerned with Zen. So, I hearby withdraw my defense of Dave on that score.

    “I think he just doesn’t like to show what he knows, doesn’t want to appear to be too deep.”

    I’ll stand by this, though, because I don’t think he’s ever wanted to come across as someone who takes himself too seriously.

  • robotmonkey

    Shine On says:
    DECEMBER 3RD, 2011 AT 7:00 PM
    “I want to be fully immersed in this moment, to experience all of my life, attach myself fully to all my emotions, feelings and experiences. I want to let them show to the world without apologies, to share this love and joy openly and freely, not keep them quietly to myself and be disciplined. I don’t want to speak softly or live beneath diffused lighting and muted colors. I’m tired of beige. I want to scream at the top of my lungs, laugh out loud, experience vibrant red, yellow, orange, purple. I want to dance and make noise, let it all out of me no matter how long it takes. I don’t want to feel holy and reserved. I want to grab ahold of the tail of the tiger, feel his tight muscles moving beneath his skin, white fangs flashing as he thrashes and twists trying to devour me.”–Patricia Walker

    Sounds like the perfect rock’n’roll attitude!

    Also, sounds just like my aunt before the manic phase of her bipolar disorder takes hold.

  • eVh5151

    To say Pat’s book is spiritual goes right along with todays theism universalist metality of ‘what ever works for you is great. You want to be God? Great. You want to see God through Bad Motor Scooter? Great. But in the end, it’s really that twisted Shirley McLain hoodoo guru stuff that says “it’s all about me”. Wayne Dyer. Richard Bachman (good writer however). I know this sounds negative but when you wondering around in the dark with your own manifested light, it’s a good way to stub your toe folks. Enjoy the read… I guess.

  • http://www.soundofyoursoul.com Laura F

    I wrote a book about my spiritual awakening with a very secular rock band, Cheap Trick. I thought I was the only person to have such an odd experience with a rock band, and then I read Pat’s book. Her experiences/insights via Sammy and his music were very similar to mine, yet she’s very skeptical about all of the metaphysical things that happened to her. It takes lots of courage to honestly share the stuff that Pat reveals in her book, knowing that rock ‘n’ roll and spirituality generally aren’t said in the same breath together (unless maybe you’re writing about George Harrison or some musician like him).

    Pat is a gifted writer as well. If you’re open to spiritual concepts, and want a fast-paced good read this holiday season, get “Dance Of the Electric Hummingbird.”

  • eVh5151

    Good thoughts Laura! I hope I didn;t offend with my 2 cents on truth and Spirituality. In all fairness, I should read Pat’s book and admire her for telling her story. The description and quotes rang a tad hollow with me as the new agey all encompassing spiritualty and self acutalization journey. There is a heaviness in humanity that we all feel and I think Pat yearns for that freedom and escape. In my experience, it is Christ alone that could do that. I know this is an odd place for this type of conversation but Sam’s endorsement does open up the opportunity for his fans to ring in. On your recommendation, I’ll read Pat’s book. Thank you.

  • Shine On

    Who?: “There’s so much going on in the world, espeially now and its bigger than VH – the number 3!”

    What are you referencing by the number 3?
    The Christian doctrine of the Trinity?

  • Shine On

    robotmonkey: “Also, sounds just like my aunt before the manic phase of her bipolar disorder takes hold.”

    *rim shot*

  • Shine On

    MikeontheBass: “How many of you have seen the first 30 seconds of the Chickenfoot DVD Live in PHX?
    They’re all saying a prayer to the higher power.”

    That may explain how Sam’s singing voice stays so miraculously powerful even though he’s pushing 65.

  • Shine On

    John M: “When Sammy endorses the new VH album as great then Ill shut my mouth..”

    Don’t know about the endorsement, but Sammy has claimed he’ll be the first in line at a record store to buy a copy, because he’s admitted to being too curious as to what it’s going to sound like.

  • Shine On

    cruiseshp1: “BUT it could have happened the
    same to other people with someone else!”

    Haven’t gotten my copy in the mail yet, but am assuming the point is to reassure people who it’s happened to that they’re not going crazy, and to prepare other people it may happen to for a more fulfilling experience they can appreciate. I wasn’t interested in reading “Red”, though I like Sammy’s musical output, but this is something I’m looking forward to getting soon.

  • Who?

    Shine On says:

    What are you referencing by the number 3?
    The Christian doctrine of the Trinity?

    —-

    Well I was going with the 3 lock box explanation of it because its an easier broader statement to make. I’ve come across explanations that explain the Christian trinity in terms of metaphysics and quantum physics even but I didn’t quite get it.

  • Who?

    Shine On says:

    That may explain how Sam’s singing voice stays so miraculously powerful even though he’s pushing 65.

    Ha ha, yep. I like how Scott Gorham defended Sammy as being a great replacement singer, better than Brian Johnson on that metal show and praised his voice. This idea of Sammy as being ‘uncool’ has rubbed off onto his music. It’s certainly not all Eagles fly.

  • Who?

    Shine On says:

    You’ve touched on something important, since a goal of Buddhism is to reduce mental suffering, particularly suffering caused by anger. And while he projects a lot of self-contentment with that joker grin these days, I have no way of knowing if he’s conquered anger more than when he wrote “Crazy From The Heat”.

    “I think he just doesn’t like to show what he knows, doesn’t want to appear to be too deep.”

    I’ll stand by this, though, because I don’t think he’s ever wanted to come across as someone who takes himself too seriously.

    —–

    It’s true, he is an intelligent and complex person. From seeing some of the vids it looks like both he and Eddie have achieved some measure of healing for themselves and other.

  • Who?

    Halen High says:

    One of the most ridiculous posts in the history of this website. Like him or not, Dave is a worldly, intelligent, well-read guy with a vast range of interests. You should read his book to get an idea of who he is. Sammy, on the other hand, is as conventional as you can get, and the last person I would describe as being ’rounded’.

    I’ve read it many times actually and it’s a very favorite book of mine. He is worldly and street wise and has many interests and like I said he’s a complex person, all true, but that is still way off from being a genuinely assured person which comes from having great wisdom. He seems to be able to figure out things intellectually, like I like how he mentions the axiom of two extremes becoming the same thing.

    There’s areas in which he doesn’t apply them, even if he sang about Experience. Now Sammy has his insecurities too definitely (in bashing others, defending himself, funny they’re both the same sign) but he’s comfortable being in two seemingly different roles, a genuine classic hard rocker (with Montrose!) and talking about how its good for the soul to have their wives on tour. But Dave ridicules that as part of his persona. His anger over his experience as a Jew was over the top, as was his experiences with Halen. I know misplaced anger when I see it. All anger seems perfectly justifiable on a rational logical level. In logic there is always victim and aggressor. With experience and wisdom that mentality gives way and you know and feel that letting go is the most important thing to do. Ultimately we’re all being pushed towards such challenges (the goal of life itself) and most often we fail and justify our attitudes even more.

  • Shine On

    Who?, thank you for explaining your reference to the number three; I should’ve considered the possiblity of the “Three Lock Box” meaning, considering this is a Sammy thread.