It was back to open mic at Grace Cafe Friday. The PB&J Band did our usual set of Pink Floyd’s Childhood’s End, Time, and Rival Sons “Somebody (Open my Eyes). I think Childhood’s End is going to get the boot in favor of a new song next month. It’s a good song, but it’s one you really need to rehearse to have it sound right. Rehearsal is a luxury for us ever since Bob moved out of state. (we weren’t much on rehearsal before he move to be honest.) Some of our friends in the audience liked the Floyd songs, but It’s funny, each of us had a different opinion on which song we did best. … More Back to Open Mic!
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My friends Bob, Phyllis and I colluded to do two Floyd songs… Time and Any Colour You Like. I’d practiced them at home, I was even prepared to sing the Richard Wright vocal parts to Time. That was the plan. Unlike doing your own gig, this open mic venue supplies the keyboard, all set up to use. Problem for me is, I’ve never used that model before so I was lost at the controls. … More The Best Laid Plans…
I consider myself to be pretty good at doing original songs, but cover tunes– not so much. I sit down and learn the first few lines of a song and then the ADD kicks in and I move on to something else. Last week my friend asked if I’d join him and a couple of … More A little more comfortable with Comfortably Numb
Happy 2017! Have a great year with plenty of great music. … More Happy New Year!
Here’s wishing everyone Happy Holidays! Keep the music playing into the New Year! Advertisements
It used to be CD Baby would only handle your original material. I don’t know, but I would assume they’d let you include really old, royalty-free standards like Oh, Dem Golden Slippers or something too. Recently, I’ve found that they have a new service for marketing your cover songs. For a fee of course, they take care of the licencing, royalties, etc., relieving you of all the hassle. … More Good news for indie artists who perform cover tunes
It sorrows me to hear of the passing of one of Prog Rock’s greatest heroes, Greg Lake. What a great bass player, what a great vocalist. “Another genius has passed away. 2016 has truly been an annus horribilis in musical history.”- Geoff Downs Well said, sadly, Geoff. Advertisements
The last part of the Journey to Valhalla Suite is of course, Valhalla. Valhalla in Norse myth is the palatial estate of the gods. My music for this climax to the JTVS had to convey a sense of majesty. Of course, there’s no outdoing Wagner’s Entrance of the God’s into Valhalla on the subject, but my … More Valhalla as Finale