I happened into a classical guitarist performing at a museum several years ago, and he was phenomenal. So when I got an e-mail saying he'd be at Dizzy's playing some Beatles tunes on John Lennon's birthday, I decided to go. Took one of my kids. Didn't matter that it was a school night. He was interested and he's great company.
The thing is, the guy would play chords for a while, the rhytmn section, I guess. Then he'd click some device with his foot, and a recording of what he just played would start looping. He'd then add the melody and, on some pieces, a few other bits. By the end of most pieces, he was "playing" at least two guitars and maybe three or four. I'd prefer to see him play just the one, but this multi-guitar trick was unbelievable--and seamless.
A guy named Chuck Perrin owns the club. I hired him several years ago to play guitar and sing on the one song I ever wrote that I had recorded. He's mostly a jazz performer, but brings in other stuff, too. Anyway, all this is to say that he told me he has high-quality MP3s of some of his work available for free and legal download at his Web site. Check it out
. Click :44 of Love on the home page.
Oh, and my blog has a new look. It's not where I want, but I think it's an improvement. And getting that off my plate for a while, anyway, will free me up to look at some things I want to accomplish with the strip. 'course, have to wait and see what I think of this new approach in a week or two.
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