I appreciate the look, listen, and all the encouraging replies and feedback.
@Socio James, you are right and I was well pleased with the overall result. Such an emotional song and I think the feelings evoked by the memories of that video are ingrained when I play it.
@roger_holland So glad you both enjoyed, Roger. I’m sure the smile was happiness at playing that single take relatively flub-free.
@brianlarsen Thanks for the well wishes, all will go well. I think safe to assume that around the Community JC is always going to be The Man in Black, thou usually best channeled by Tosh.
I can’t lie, I’d love to make progress with new things faster, but slow and steady is how it goes for me, a combination of the time spent and my ability to learn (dare I say the ‘talent’ word). So don’t imagine there’s much in the way of low-hanging fruit, either singing or playing, but that’s fine. I love the learning, playing, performing, and not fussed about perfection and speed of it. That said, I’ll celebrate ‘seem to have banished all previous pitch problems to the waste basket’.
As for the Community, I’m sure it will survive all you bring with or without my eye on things … Richard and Lieven are still here keeping a beady eye on things
@Rossco01 I first heard the JC version before sampling the Nine Inch Nails original, and have to say it is more to my taste, Jason. Glad it is sounding good to you.
@Narjuna Now that is a compliment to appreciate, Chris, that my rendition has encouraged you to take a look. I have come a long way with my singing, so appreciation of the singing means a lot.
@LievenDV Good to hear I am capturing the spirit and vibe, Lieven. As Justin always says, it needs to feel good … even if this song is not a feel good song. I look forward to the day you share a rendition with us, played in your way.
@Eddie_09 That’s most generous, Eddie, much appreciated.
@adi_mrok I agree with you, listening back, that the guitar could have been a little louder, Adrian. I guess maybe a soundcheck would have been wise but didn’t want it to become an exercise in fiddling. As for the bass notes, I think I need to focus more on strumming those thicker strings. That aside, glad you still felt the connection.
@jkahn Getting all South African here, JK … braai and boerewors … sure Aussie sausages on the barbie was tasty.
So important to not fixate on the stumbles, it is the whole that counts. As I’ve said above, any positive comments about my singing are most gratifying. It’s taken me a while, but am feeling far happier about my singing, and ability to play and sing now.
As the saying goes ‘steal like an artist’ … sure you’ll come up with a cool ending of your own, letting the fingers pick out notes to your fancy.