- Thurday Night: Busking For Bus Downtown
- Friday Night: Busking For Bus to New Orleans
- Hop To Hop A Train Out Of Here
This is one that I have had laying around in my repertoire and I had a skeleton of it recorded onto Audacity.
I started thinking about it, as I walked around Scotlandville; deciding to vocally do the opening riff and recurring motif, similar to what The Offspring did to open one of their songs, back in the 90's.
I started thinking about all the dead artists that I cover; very few living artists find their way onto my set list, I realized just latelyAll I had recorded was an acoustic rhythm guitar, no percussion at all, and a vocal wherein I couldn't help but channel some of Jim Morrison's spirit -the minimalistic setup that I thought that I had decided upon as my vehicle for posting these songs; but; it just seemed a little too minimalistic, and so I wound up with about seven of myself playing; and a clap of thunder, provided by Mother Nature.
The HarpThe harp was something that had been avoiding a bit, lately.
My Lee Oskar has some malfunctioning notes, which are in the middle register, and, hopping from the low to the high register adds one more layer of required proficiency on the thing, as, the two registers are played differently, with notes being over-bent or merely just bent, depending upon the register...
But, using the G Hohner Golden Melody, which I was free to hold in my hands (it won't fit in the neck harness) and which has no malfunctioning notes, I tried to get back on the horse, and not only that; play the harp again.One note: The key of G harp fits the Doors song uncannily. The notes are all there -only two notes to half bend.
The guitarist stays around a G arpeggio in his recorded solo. I was going to mimick that solo, but decided to drift off into space, instead. I mimicked the mode that he was creating by using a tonal center of G, while the accompaniment jumps from F#minor to A minor, never actually landing on G, and hence, the "tune in; turn on and drop out" flavor of the solo.
The solo section was way too short for my tastes, but, 12 minute songs take 12 minutes each time you re-do them or add something.
This one ran a little over 4 minutes...
More Of A Clap
I was trying to put a cap on the harmonica solo, which was caught off guard by the changing to the motif, after so many bars of its solo, and hadn't really crescendoed to any real point -no problem.
All I needed basically, was "a high note to end the solo on," and so, I just plugged in and tried to wail out a high note.It was a little wavery, but what it lacked in polish, it made up for by causing the skies to thunder; thunder which I ran through compression and equalization, in order to give it a little more of a clap.
No Trace Of Howard
There has still been no trace of Howard, nor signs of him.
He very well could be at the LSU campus; if only because their Jack In The Box restauraunt is better to go to at 6:05 every morning than the one here.
As I get used to not having him around, I am actually excited about the prospects ahead of me.
The Train HoboIn exchange for giving a train rider some smokes, he gave me detailed information, to include maps, and hand drawn by him diagrams.
Times and places were mentioned; along with instructions to wait between the 4th and 5th rows of cars, to see which one the power unit is switching towards, whereupon I will have a full 30 seconds to hop up on the appropriate grain car.