I saw @BobW72’s cover of this yesterday and remembered liking the video on early MTV.
I enjoy it when community posts egg others on to try out things, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
I did a ‘Clint’ on it, cutting it down to under 2 mins, omitting twangy instrumentals and repeat choruses.
Not mad about the lyrics, and the chorus feels like the Boss should be singing ‘Everybody’s got a hungry heart’, but hey ho- it was a fun little diversion. Gotta love minor keys
Wonderfully sung that was pleasant to listen to ,…but the drummer and bassist did not play as well this time and often played out of time,that was quite distracting…put them on music/rhythm lesson for a while because the whole was a bit wobbly
Sniff, sniff- the distinct whiff of…
Lat’s blame the ‘metronome’ for the poor timing?!?
Actually, I’m good with the wobble description (You should have heard my 16th pumping attempt which was discarded ). A year ago it would have taken me a couple of days to prepare this; a couple of years ago, a week or two. It’s progress, if you count churning out the same kind of stuff faster as progress
But thank you for the listen, comments and greetings.
(and I will talk to the band of course!)
@Eddie_09 Cheers, man. I might give Refugee a whirl one of these days
Most of us are here for the enjoyment, so it’s good to try and smile every now and again
That Harley Benton was a spontaneous birthday present to myself last year, a week after declaring I’d never need another guitar
It’s my go-to these days, even though I’m more sentimental about my other three.
Superb piece of kit for under £300. The only thing to be aware of (if it’s important to you), is that the colour is a bit light-sensitive, so the 'Daphne blue’ is now slipping into the dusty grey scale…
Makes not odds to me, as I’m likely to deface her with a black marker pen at the next string change anyway
Always enjoyable to catch a recording of you playing and singing with your band, Brian.
Learning songs faster, even if similar songs, does sound like (enviable) progress to me. (enviable) as it still takes me an age to learn a song, assuming I am able to actually learn it, plenty of ‘simple’ songs defeat me. Maybe that’s why I have wandered into the land of noodle.
Well Brian this must be the second song that I’ve seen you play that I have heard before and that’s thanks to Bob I think you played and sung that really well. I’m impressed with your ability to learn songs faster, it takes me ages to learn a song and the lyrics. If you’re taking requests these days I might throw in Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl.
It’s a shame this track is unlisted, especially from someone that has found their own voice on the instrument. I didn’t see it on my morning feed, which is a real shame. I do like to watch your videos on the big screen. As a result I didn’t give it a fair listen and probably won’t offer a fair comment, since my name was brought up, I will offer a few words.
Yeah, if you listen to a lot of music (as I do) and are on a never ending search for inspiration, ear fatigue can set in. Also, becoming a better musician is akin to being a better writer or speaker, condense your delivery with as little rambling and repetition as possible (we are in an election cycle here, so the rambling speeches are out of control). There is a time for extended play (for drama and other elements) and a time to cut things short. Defaulting to the latter is pretty good plan, IMO.
Cheers @brianlarsen interesting stuff. I was just wondering as it looked fenderish but I know there are so many strat copies around. I have a Cort one. Sounds like the Harley is great value, always been curious about those.
@DavidP Cheers man
You an’ me is doing this guitar journey the proper way-
focusing on what we enjoy
Nothing wrong with noodles.
… and yes, I watched that Bill Bailey episode when I recorded your dystopian birthday song a while ago
@Socio Thank you… I think. Here you go.
Don’t do it again
Thanks Clint, I think we have a lot in common when it comes to expressing individuality and following our own paths. Almost all my Youtube videos are public and I’m not really self-conscious. On the other hand, I have the occasional post where it is only really relevant to the community here and will have little meaning/value to my friends or family and I post them unlisted. I take your point though and have this morning shared a guitar exercise as public and kept it even shorter!
Cheers @BobW72, from what I’ve seen the majority of reviews for the company are that they essentially provide good value
I’m happy and will never need another guitar
Another great song Brian. Yes the ability to learn songs faster is definitely a sign of increasing ability as I think one starts to have a feeling for what the next chord is/might be and can then concentrate on other elements.
Loved your version there Brian. Super vocal and you’ve got that fingertip strum style on electric down to a fine art. Well done.
@sairfingers Cheers Gordon, and welcome back to this sceptered isle
I saw a flurry of posts by you recently and am hoping you don’t burn out, trying to catch up.
I’ve given up trying to follow all the new stuff and am just trying to keep my head above water whilst sill playing
Hope you’re rejuvenated and will be sharing a campfire singalong before you re-immerse yourself in the blues…
@Digger72 Cheers Stephen,
I was more curious about TP than a fan