Sunday, December 5, 2010

Been busy as!

I haven't posted for awhile as all sorts of musical things have been happening or are about to in my life. I have just started work on this classic tune with the help of rounder2u. Apart from the video above he has also created three others that detail the bass line during the famous opening chords intro, the right hand part and the bass line during the solo section. He also plays lots of other great tunes too.

Caroline and I have been meeting regularly and our differing approaches to what we like to play on the keyboard has provided both of us with the inspiration try new things. We have even pulled out our old flute and guitar duets to play which has been a lot of fun.

I have also decided it is time to get out there and gig again but I am determined to make sure it happens on my own terms as I am not interested in playing beyond 10.30pm so will be looking to restricting to gigs during the day or late afternoon to early evening. This has essentially knocked out the possibility of joining an existing line up as most seem to do the late gigs.
So I am on the hunt for a like minded bass player and drummer for a blues based trio. This time around I will also be playing keys which is a very exciting thought. I have also retrograded from a Line 6 Variax 500 guitar and Pod XT Live amp simulator based rig back to a Fender 72 Telecaster Deluxe and Deluxe Reverb valve amp. A terrific combination with the DR providing bags of luscious and quality clean tone from the humbucker equipped Tele. I am also looking forward to the addition of a modded Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer although I may still find a way to incorporate the POD XT Live in to the signal chain somewhere. Ultimately, I want the band to be versatile enough to invite other musos, including Michelle who has just equipped herself with an Alto Sax, to play with us on the odd occasion.