Music and Keith Update Oct 18, 2017 14:11:43 GMT -5
Post by Audio the obscure on Oct 18, 2017 14:11:43 GMT -5
Well Keith has been coming over from time to time. Mostly we've been playing music lol. Last week on the Canadian Thanksgiving Day I went out to eat, and we bumped into each other and got to talking. I had nothing to do (a.u.) so we took off with his guitar, and he played some for me. I tried to tape it with the smartphone, but of course I was talking, so that didn't turn out too well. He came by today, and he was so kind. I made him a cup of tea he's trying to switch over from coffee to tea and he mentioned he's trying to work toward giving up smoking<don't know about this one as I know it's a very difficult thing to break (my mum smoked the equivalent of 3 pks/day so that's how I know), but good on him for wanting to set this as a goal. Anyway, today he was here and he played my guitar, and I recorded him doing a bunch of tunes/songs, trying to be as quiet as I could as I know I have a tendency to talk a lot when I'm excited. Bless his heart, he gave me one of those cloth or nylon type capos (as I had lost mine throughout the years with all the moving I'd done). It was the one he'd had on his guitar when we met up again on Thanksgiving Day last Monday. He said he wanted to get a different type of capo as he didn't like the type he gave me anyway when I asked him (because I didn't want to take it from him). It was a good visit. He came about 1:18 and left about 2:48 approximately - enough time to enjoy a visit without it being tiring. He showed me a piece of paper that said he got accepted for a subsidized apartment on the North Side and I was very happy for him. He wanted to come over and see me and give me the good news. Then he said he had to get going because he wanted to get some business done with seeing about getting his cellphone hooked up and that he'd let me know how he made out with it all, etc. and to give me the number. I've sort of learned from past experience not to expect too much so I'm just sort of taking it one day at a time; and I told him I really enjoy us getting together to play the guitar together and he seemed very glad about it. He's an excellent guitar player and I'm going to check the videos and see if there are some good ones without me talking<lol and maybe I can get them on the computer and perhaps shared on here. He was practicing Foreigner's song "I Want to Know What Love is" when he was here (a friend had given him the song with the chords on it but it was a little hard for him to see because it was just a print off from the computer). And we just took turns passing the guitar back and forth etc. while we were visiting today. A little update on my own playing is that about half an hour ago approximately I found by accident the right fingering for the melodic beginning part of an old Styx song from their album Piece of Eight called "Queen of Spades". While I was playing I thought this sounds familiar, and for a few seconds I didn't know what it was; but after thinking a bit I excitedly exclaimed that that was the song. So I took to going through it a bit and it wasn't too bad. I remember when I had listened to the album as a teenager I couldn't think for the life of me how J.Y. (one of Styx' lead guitarists) played it, and yet today I sort of found it by accident while playing. So I thought that was cool.