So I am starting to hit the guitar tab sites I like to search for random songs I have never heard. Found this little gem this morning. A very funny little weed song that I know will go over well at gigs.
Found this one this morning doing a random search. Heard a great recording of Doc Watson and Chet Atkins playing it.
Took a few days off. No computer. No guitar. Got out and about for some air and stuff. Dug the rain.
And then on Monday, the day after the Academy Awards, I learned five old movie songs.
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley, written by George Weiss, Hugo Pereti, & Luigi Creatore
Night Fever – Bee Gees
Exodus Theme – Ernst Gold and Pat Boone
Moon River – Henry Mancini
Love Story Theme – Henry Mancini
And I got all caught up yesterday afternoon, learning Living the Crash by I Am Giant.
Wow. Two more songs and I will be able to perform the entire album, Just Another Band From L.A., in it’s entirety!
Actually learned this one yesterday but never logged in to post it. I am getting better at playing piano based songs than I used to be. Perhaps I am finally starting to get those moving line chord progressions. Anyway, always loved this song (and album) so I am definitely happy I learned it!
Just paying off a hockey bet.
Okay. Back to the 21st century. Feelin’ like I’m on a roll.
… I learned Magdalena by Frank Zappa and the Mothers. (Thought I got in here yesterday. I apologize!)
So I bet a Canadian friend of mine – an artist who plays right before me at the same club on Wednesday nights in Second Life – we bet on the Canada USA Olympic hockey match. I lost. So this coming Wednesday I have to pay off my bet by performing an hour of Canadian music… in a bikini. Always wanted to learn this song. But not under these humiliating circumstances.
So I was looking for new songs I have never heard before to learn and stumbled upon this one. I listened to it and laughed, grabbed my guitar, and started strumming along. A fun pop song that will work great in Second Life.