March 19, 2007
Hearing the Jam's "Start" used to hawk Cadillacs just about breaks my heart.
Standing in the living room this afternoon with my dirty dusty bass around my neck, trying to learn or relearn velvet underground songs for our first practice tomorrow night. It's going fairly well; I don't have much feel but the notes are coming out ok. I tend to stare off into space while I'm playing and suddenly realize I'm fixated on that old band photo of me and my friend and our drummer, so I keep trying not to look in that direction. He's smiling in the photo and I can just imagine him smiling at me struggling with these songs. "I'm set Free" sounds for all the world like it's in D but on my bass it's in C, how can this be possible? Did they use a 12-string or just tune down, or do I not even know how tune a bass anymore? For reference I pop in Mission of Burma and "That's When I reach for My Revolver" is in E, just like it's supposed to be, and to my amazement I remember how to play the song all the way through, and I do.
I really must try harder to stay busy.
Posted by joe positive at March 19, 2007 5:05 PM
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