I just spent a very enjoyable hour and a half reliving last night’s extravaganza and just scribbled down a couple of thoughts for the individual performers. Thanks to all who took part- performers and audience.
@Rossco01, I commented at the time, but once again- superb intro and I LOVE marmite- Well, not really, but Radiohead is kinda modern Pink Floyd to me. Everytime I here you I think I must use my Trio more.
@adi_mrok, lovely reminder of last week’s offering. You seemed more relaxed to me… and then Glen Hansard. Wow! Singing and picking away like a pro. Those high notes! How?
@LievenDV. I commented yesterday how you had ALL the bases covered. Your performance is just a confirmation of what everybody says- Practice and experience. Really enjoyed that you were able to substitute a different Radiohead song and pull it off with such panache. I love the way you made the PS song your own.
@DavidP - Man, those singing lessons are paying off! But what sensitive playing to accompany it? Small steps turn into leaps and bounds when you look back at where you were. A pity about some web interference with what sounded very accomplished. (I’m well experience in listening to good music on crappy audio, so can listen through the interference. I loved the low tones.
@mari REPRESENTING rockin’ women of the world. Didn’t know the song, but sounding fine with fab embellishments. You were the heart of this Saturday night X
@willsie01 You seem so much more comfortable and relaxed in this session. Cohen and Cash, two musicians I liked in their younger years, but who acquired so much gravitas and authenticity in their latter years. Love ‘em. This is your sweet spot.
(A thousand apologies for forgetting to mute and causing feedback, but happy to have ‘inspired’ you to play this). Yippee-I-Aaaay Yippee-I-Aaaay!!!
@Chris & me:
When Jason said we were running ahead of time and Chris was still at his house, I became slightly anxious. When we were on, I thought ok, we’ll pad it out a bit… but an over six MINUTE intro… how embarrassing! (Jason, you need to assert your authority and just cut in saying, ‘get on with it’)
As to the performance. Well, it might not have been awesome, as I promised, but priceless for nonetheless. A great learning experience for me and I really enjoyed playing with Chris. It could have gone much worse -I had flubbed the last two efforts at playing it. Ta again, Chris.
@TheMadman_tobyjenner what a fab version of one of my fave Who songs. You’re a consummate entertainer, but with some chops to back you up. I’m not familiar with the Grohl tune, but my jaw is still grinding away on that chunchiness. Not to go all biblical on you, but misquoting scripture, I declare: “Upon this rock I shall build my forum!”
@CT For a straight-shooting yank with no tolerance for BS, you have the ability to convey an almost unbearable gentleness when you pick up your acoustic and sing into that mike. You remain what I hope to be able to achieve one day with my music. (Oh yeah, and apologies for not commenting on your last couple of AVOYP uploads, but I took ‘em all in and enjoyed. Esp. the Natalie Merchant one)
@Richard_close2u I’m not going to go all hyperbolic on this one- I wouldn’t want to embarrass you.
You’re a modest man and that stands you well. I’ll just say if I could play and sing along as well as this, I’d be intolerable! I never owned a copy of this song but recall it so well from the time it received wall-to-wall airplay, at least on Irish radio. Bravo! Regarding any minor flubs- errare humanum est, even for perfectionists.
@Rossco01 What a great way to close out a rockin’ evening with virtual friends. Your rockin’ Zombie had all the undead shakin’ in the graveyard, with limbs flying in all directions. Take a bow!