Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Hard Times - Weekly Wish VIDEO #4!
Here's the video of "Hard Times" Arthur Wise and I recorded last week!
Note the glass and the phone on the keyboard bench next to Arthur: I often lure friends and fellow musicians to my home with the promise of a beverage and some of my (almost) world-famous guacamole. Arthur assures me he wasn't texting during the song, he was starting the phone to record.
As I mentioned before, this wasn't my most polished performance, but I definitely had the most fun at this recording session. It's a tough balance to strike, between wanting to be perfect, and letting go of the nitpickiness in performance. I knew from the get-go that I hadn't spent enough time to get all the notes Ray played, much less the exact timing etc. (which is really hard without a full band - I couldn't play exactly what he was playing without at least a rhythm section)... so I just ate a lot of guacamole and had a good time.
More later on how I need to do more of this (have a good time, at least, maybe not the guacamole...).
Let me know what you think!