Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Day, Different Song

I probably spend at least 2-3 hours a day playing music, practicing guitar or whatever instrument I feel like putting my hands on. (Wait! That last one does not sound so... um, like it was supposed to) What I mean, not only is there a bunch of guitars laying around, there is a harmonica, a trumpet.... and a few other brass instruments laying around (missing mouth pieces for the moment) so I always have something to make a tone out of.

Everyday though when I wake up there is a different song in my head. And it ain't just a snippet it is the full version in stereo in my head.

Sunday for example, the Beatles "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" was in my head and I hummed it all day long.

Monday was an odd one... George Michael's "Faith". Why this song, which I probably hadn't heard in years is beyond me.

Tuesday... The Killers "Sam's Town"

Yesterday... "Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane... which is really weird because I barely know what the verses sound like and those were in my head in full vivid detail.

This morning, "Well All Right" by Buddy Holly. Buddy Holly being one of my all time favorites isn't such a shock.

It's weird because lately I am compelled to pick up my guitar and start playing along. I learned the song Surrender by Elvis this way being able to hear it in my head and just know, it was in the key of G. This is something now I am concentrating on more and more. I wish I had this when I was say 20 and not, gulp! 35 when it could have been a more useful skill when I was getting my degree in music while nearly being tone deaf. I remember the teachers playing a chord on a piano and hearing a harmonic echoing in the room with them going, "Can you hear that?" and the rest of the class going, "Yeah.." and I would have a stupid look on my face. But it is weird, 12 years from the end of college, with a degree and music and I can finally hear it and pull the notes right out of it like they were colors as easily definable like red or blue.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blogs for some time now. Mainly the ones about your family. If you have any friends, I feel sorry for them. You are by far not a nice person no matter what you say.

c@d said...

I like to link this when the above happens http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/

Try and share that gift with Avery, it is something she may not fully understand it now but, down the road she'll be glad you did.

Steve said...

Thank you Mr. Coward for the most enlightening comment ever on my blog.

Now... you haven't really been reading my blogs for sometime because your IP address seems to have you coming through Stockton, via Modesto and it says you hadn't been around in at least a month, using your DSL from SBC Global. Since there are only a couple of people in Modesto that actually know me or know of my present situation... it really comes down to one or two individuals that have read my blog today from my computer. If you have something to say to me... say it to my face. If you "found" my blog the way you did today using google then you know who I am so that shouldn't be that hard, to pick up the phone and tell me what you think.

You have absolutely NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!! My true friends and family are supporting me so do me a favor and SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! You got that Charlie?

c@d said...

Deep breath, hold it... exhale slowly. :-)


BTW... you still owe me an email.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap what an a-hole that anon is.
Sounds like they can use a friend.
Lisa