Friday, February 27, 2009

It's so dark in there.

Let's start with the excuses.

There are certain things that I do that I take a particular pride in the amount of time spent organizing and executing. This is not one of them.

Before I tell you my tale and show you my video I will say, the light was bad, the sound was adjusted incorrectly and I did not try to make this look or sound pro in anyway. The back ground music is over modulated and the mix is horrible.

Now......

You may have noticed that I talk about being unemployed a lot. Well If you have never been unemployed and a closet type "A" personalty like myself, then you would not understand what it is like when, since the age of 17 you have worked 14 hours a day, a minimum of 13 days every 2 weeks and at the age of 39 find yourself with no job and a lot of extra time. Eventually, you run out of things to do. (I was walking thru the house tightening up all of the knobs today. Dressers, doors, cabinets, sinks you name it...it's tight.)

Anyway, my wife found out, after 8 years of knowing me, that I play guitar. She is encouraging me to pass the time by playing again. I have decided to take her up on it.

Now here comes the somewhat interesting part. I have mostly played the blues or things that stem heavily from the blues IE; Zeppelin, The Who, Sabbath, Clapton, Jeff Beck etc. I have decided that since I am going to play again, I am going to change my style and learn to shred or play things more in the vein of Steve Via, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen. You may not like there music but like it or not, these guys can play.

So what I put forward today is an example of how I play currently.

I am setting a goal of one year for my ability to shred decently to start to emerge.

Once again, I know the video is crappy.

Enjoy.
video

9 comments:

Gwen said...

Dude! You're already good!

Some Guy said...

I agree with Gwen. I like it!

Dr Zibbs said...

Sounds great! How about we do a song together? I could write the lyrics - you write the music?

dizzy mom said...

How did your wife not know? You know I heard guitarist are good with their hands...
Oh, and you are pretty damn good! Let's just see if you have Satriani scared by next year.

Dr Zibbs said...

Come to think of it, I think I'll riff a bit to this:

Dr Zibbs.. make you feel like a dick

Layin' out the babes touchin' on thee clit

all over West Chester - the entire land.

If your mouth is full then just use your hand..

(oh that's gooood) YO!

dizzy mom said...

LMAO! The two of you have a hit I tell ya! Can I be the back up dancer? Just give me a pole and let me go...

jadedj said...

Bro, that is great! You don't need a year. Also, just bump the lighting up a bit and the video is good. Give us more.

diane said...

Dude, are you serious?! That was f*cking awesome! Cute hubby said he thinks that's a "Fender Stratocaster" you're playing (he's been known to pick up the guitar a little). I have a friend, Tom B., who used to play at the House of Blues, and back-up for Edgar Winter, amongst others. I'm sure he would say you're good enough to jam with him. Keep practicing.

Son of a Thomas said...

Thanks. I didn't expect that. Zibbs, you have crossed a threshhold somewhere.