Saturday, December 7, 2013
Spent time today relearning Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel in order to play it at Mass tonight. Learned it. Messed up playing it when it mattered. There's a big difference between playing at home and playing in a demand situation. Also what might have contributed to the failure is the fact that I practiced it today with the guitar unplugged whereas at Mass it was of course plugged into my amp, and I also used my digital delay pedal.
It did feel good though today to get back playing the Assembly Line method. Practice is key, though!
Friday, December 6, 2013
Practiced for Mass tonight with the band. I was indulged in that we went through "Run Run Rudolph." What a great Christmas song and what a great Chuck Berry song! (Recently got Robert Conti's "The Formula" also).
On "Run Run Rudolph" is me on guitar and lead vocal, one other electric guitar player, and acoustic guitar player, a mandolin player, a ukelele player (!), and a drummer. Some background vocal stuff was going on too.
Give a listen:
Monday, December 2, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Absolutely awesome Elton John concert last night. The sound was excellent, and the SONGS !!!!!
Here's the set list:
Funeral for a friend
Benny and the jets
Candle in the wind
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
I guess that's why they call it the blues
Someone Saved my life tonight
All the girls love Alice
Don't let the sun go down on me
I'm still standing
The bitch is back
Your sister can't dance but she rock and roll
Saturday nights all right for fighting
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Spent some time taking the autumn leaves today. Watched the FSU Seminoles win big against Syracuse, and, oh yea, got some good practice in with the guitar.
Worked on the Satin Doll improv., and began working on the chord melody to it.