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My friends, before I can tell you all about my wonderful gig this past evening, I must digress and apologize for the tone of this post. You see, of late, my wife has been relentlessly renting what Netflix calls “British Drama With Strong Female Leads”. I’m afraid these movies have had a lasting impression on my mind and, thusly, have affected my speech.
But my excitement will not allow me to delay any further. Oh, what a wonderful celebration it was indeed. We, my wife and I, as Simple Souls, were lucky enough to enlist the help of the great Lisa (Dr. Do-Little) Santoso (of the party band Wylder) and her friend and neighbor, Greg Ennis. These musicians of great talent helped propel our sound to another level! And I cannot begin to describe what wonderful and supportive people they are! We had so many laughs together!
The said engagement was held at The Judge’s Inn. What a terrific venue it is! The staff and food are top notch. What a perfect place to celebrate Peace Day with songs!
It was a splendid time and I only wish you could have been there to share it with us (thank you to those who were there)!
This would not be a proper ckyoung music blog post without mention of gear. I used my trusted Larrivee. Although I had been practicing and intending to make use of my newly purchased Martin, unfortunately, I found out late that I was without my LR Baggs Acoustic DI pedal which I was planning on using to help shape the sound of the Martin since the Martin does not have an on-board active preamp. It was most fortunate that I had remembered to bring the Larrivee as a backup. I plugged it in directly into the board and made good use of it’s pre-amp controls! I don’t know what I would have done without it!
But I do hope someday soon I’ll find the opportunity to use the Martin in a live situation and hear it roar proudly. In fact, of late, I start to wonder of what use do I have of the Takamine. It seems so thin and pale in comparison. It should consider itself lucky that it remains to be the easiest acoustic guitar to play in my arsenal.Oh, I hope I do find that DI pedal soon! It is so useful. I’m not sure if I can survive long without it! Time will see…
Once again, I must sign off. Thank you for keeping with me. I do so enjoy our visits.
And please do not be weary. I promise I will post a guitar lesson in due time.
Peace to you all!
My latest adventure… I got invited back to work on a project with some folks that I played with about 10 years ago. From talking with other musicians in the area who’s been playing for a while I think this is a pretty common thing.
In any case… after a few weeks, it looks like I won’t be in the project anymore (lead singer leaving town). Oh well. But good luck, Mirinda! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Babydoll/113190142046474)
My wife and I have been working on a project we call Simple Souls. For the past year and a half, we’ve been trying to expand the band and get more musicians in but without much luck. But we’re going to try again. I’m posting ads at different sites. We’ll see how it goes this time…
I’ll always remember this lesson: a band is like a marriage except with more people. It really is. There’s a lot of excitement in the beginning and everyone’s really enthusiastic. But at some point the honeymoon’s over and you have to work at it to keep it going. Otherwise it can fall apart pretty quickly. There’ll be disappointments, miscommunication and misunderestanding then people’s feelings get hurt.
It’s really quite the miracle when you find others who want the same things you want, who you have chemistry with, and you sound good playing together.