Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sunshine of Your Love (Thu 6/23/11)
by Pete Brown, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton
BPM: 114ish, give or take a few (remember when everything wasn't quantized and autotuned within an inch of its life?)
Left me wondering: how do I really make this sound good on piano?
Geekery: check out the drum part. One of the few songs in the realm of groove/pop music where the high-overtone hit is on 1 & 3 instead of 2 & 4. And awesome fills. Yesssssss.
Fond memory: My best friend from college, Erin, and I lived together for about a year and a half. One of our favorite activities was grocery shopping together. I should mention - I hate to cook, but I love grocery shopping. One time, we were literally rolling in the produce aisle, amusing ourselves by having a puppet show of sorts, funny voices, etc., with an item we had just discovered and decided to call the assquash. Said the assquash: "I refyooooze to let you boss me around!!!" "Hah hah hah..Rah rah rah..."
You had to be there.
Anyway, once I set a just-purchased bag of canned goods on the counter at home, and the cans as they settled played the main riff from "Sunshine of Your Love". We both noticed it and thought it was amazing and hilarious. (This may have been the same trip as the assquash trip. And no, we were not on any kind of mood-altering substance. Our own creative minds were plenty, thank you.)
So yeah. Even my groceries are musical.