by: Daniel Becker
This is just a little something toward the “get to know your blogger” department of AB. It’s just in case anyone thinks that we have no real life.
Besides the 2 businesses, dealing with long term care issues for both parents (not even on the list of issues for this nation) and stimulating the economy by building my garage so that I can consolidate and stop paying rent, I’ve been jamming with some friends for a few years.
The goal was and is to be able to play out about once per month just for fun. All but one of us own a business, so it was decided from the get-go that this would not be as a supplement to our incomes. It was also decided that we were not going to be an Ipod (as in cover band), nor do general business. We like classic rock. Personally, my favorite is the late 60 to early 70’s, along with blues and Motown. We’re no polished act, but we manage to make a tune sound like music and at times even laugh with joy when we feel we’ve nailed it. You know, it’s that feeling you get when your loaded down and you go to that one thing in your life that you count on when you do it to give you the satisfaction that you can make something come out right and thus maintain a level head and not let anger turn to madness.
Well, we finally had our debut a couple weeks ago. Only took 5 years and 5 different people singing to get to this point. Who knew finding someone who wanted to sing and would stick around would be so difficult. If you’re curious, you can hear us playing Alright Now, our way. Caution, it’s just a camera with recording ability that captured this, so the sound is not balanced the best.
No prizes are to be awarded for guessing which one is me.
Goodness gracious sakes alive, here I thought you all were just serious hard working types, with no life other than the blog. Hats off to all, there’s still hope for this here country. Love the tune, good group, I think I qualify to say so, as I’m over 70.
Very cool, I have been trying to get back to playing guitar and recording some tunes. Like you, I have some developing parental issues – dimentia. Mostly been stimulating the economy, and trying to help Baltimore by rehabbing my old Victorian Brownstone. For stress relief, Judo and Jiu Jitsu training do the trick.
Despite the craziness everywhere, we have it pretty good.
Well, Divorced One…, if that’s you singing, you sing real good and the sound clearly doesn’t represent what the band sounds like . Notice the imperfect grammar and careless diction. That’s the real me. The other me is prissy and insists on grammatical purity. The real me fixes my house for fun. My house is a hundred years old and is very demanding, costs more to maintain than an expensive new girlfriend with an Italian shoe habit. Keeping the house happy also requires constant trips to Lowes and Home Despot. Where I always find a new tool to buy. Sigh. Life is good if you don’t weaken. Nancy Ortiz
No, I can’t carry a tune well at all. Nor can I play and sing. Always admired my bass player friend from high school. He could play Emerson Lake and Palmer stuff while singing very well.
Ah, them was the days. Ta Ta, y’all. Nancy O