the day finally arrived: My first AVOYPs are there. <<< My feelings currently (and while filming and watching afterwards).
Yesterday, I finally kicked myself from procrastinating this any further, because neither the RLS nor the overal nervousness about this would go away, if I wait any longer. So after a long, busy and awkwardly hot (30 °C) day I sat down and recorded myself. First of all, I’m sorry for the sound quality. Don’t have any other recording equipment than my cell phone, so the tone is a bit dull and voice often to low. Listening with headphones might help a little, though.
Except for Good Riddance (2nd Take), all were more or less shot in one take. More or less means, I was so nervous I messed it up after few seconds, threw this part away and restarted and then pushed through for the whole take. Coming to gear: you’ll see my 20 year old Cort - the guitar that really started my journey. For Wish you were here I took up my 12-string Martin, man I love that one for her sound - my phone does not do her well.
I got even more nervous when it was about to sit down and listen/watch myself. So I got a cool glass of white wine and while writing now, I consider to have one small drink before filming as well. I was a little surprised it was not as bad as expected and after a few mins it started feeling less awkward for the listening part. Watching will remain a little weird, until I find away to control my facial expression while playing.
So, enough said. Here they come:
Anchorage - Michelle Shocked
Haven’t touched it for a while, but somehow I felt like doing this one.
Good Riddance (Time of your Life) - Green Day
Certainly not the best version I could give, but considering my nervousness, I’m ok with it.
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
Most of the time I play it on the Cort as well (my “everyday” guitar), but it just deserves these 12 strings!
Thanks to all who made it till hear without bleeding ears, hopefully! I’ll bury myself for a while now and have a Pizza or something to please myself a little after stepping out of comfort zone!
Have yourself a fabulous day!
Cheers - Lisa