me and carlos were in the studio the other day and i was playing this song over the speakers while i was setting up. he asked me what instrument was making that sound. i said it was the guitar. i was wrong. it's the dulcimer and i'm in shock. how does she play every instrument with so much style? and she has perfect pitch? crap.
every time i go shopping for records i see melanie. who are you melanie? i'm not sure what a pretty girl like you is doing all the way over here in the folk bin, but you better get back to pop vocal or wherever you came from.
when i started doing novi split records, i soon realized that the one thing bringing me down was my drumming, so i got into the habit of sampling. i would, and still do, buy a breakbeat record every time i go down to amoeba. and my favorite one to pull from after all these years is still from the bernard purdie collection. he invented a beat known as the 'pretty purdie shuffle.' you might know it from a little song called 'peg' by steely dan. it sounds simple and light but i've been trying to learn it for years and i have no idea how to pull it off. the first thing i do when i meet a drummer is ask them to show it to me. but these newfangled drummers aren't interested in no purdie shuffle. what a shame, imagine any band you like and then replace all their drums with the shuffle and now were talking. every cool old record i buy that speaks to me seems to have the guy playing on it. heres a little crash course.....
thank you bernard for playing on all my records and never knowing about it.
some pictures of the ghetto rosette i've made for the seagull. i've created it with a sharpie. it seems to suit this one. i sanded down the top so much that i couldn't actually engrave the rosette. it's actually so thin now that i think it might break if i strum too hard. i'm going to have to replace the top, but not until i break it first. i messed up big time but i learned a great lesson. so here's how it's going to look for now.
cmg performs hit hit single 'do you ever rock and roll anymore' yet again.
after seeing andy yesterday i decided i should put this up.