I Have No Sense of Rhythym and I Can't Count
I've been playing acoustic slide almost exclusively for a few years now. And
I'm ready to move on a bit. Especially having gotten a mandolin recently
(thanks, Sandra!). But I know I've already forgotten lots of things I wanted
to remember. Tim Otis was kind enough to spend an evening (21 Jan 2007)
recording me, and doing a quick initial mix. I spent another couple hours
tweaking the equaliziation a little, before quitting. This is the result.
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I can't control what order you listen to these things in, but I'd suggest
something like this. Give up when you can't stand it anymore; it's not going
to get any better.
I'd start with these:
- Take off your wedding ring before playing acoustic slide.
- When the dog is barking endlessly, it probably wants to go inside.
- You're not black, you weren't alive 80 years ago, so shut the fuck up.
- You're not Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall, Gibby Haynes, Keith
Richards, Mick Jagger, Johnny Cash, Rory Gallagher, Erika
Wennerstrom, Pete Townshend, Robert Johnson, Robert Plant, Jimmy
Page, or Freddy King. So shut the fuck up.
- If you were sober, you should've drunk something first. If you had drunk
something, you should've done it sober.