…a concertina rendition of Wilhelmj’s arrangement of Bach’s Orchestral Suite Number 3 In D Major (BWV 1068) – Second Movement
An overarching container for all matters musical unrelated to myself
A Little Late Night Trombone
The Quincy Jones Orchestra featuring Melba Liston – My Reverie (1960)
Another Man Done Gone
I was never a huge Bacharacherist but did enjoy the odd number and how he could make less popular time signatures seem natural.
And saving the best until last…
Another Man Done Gone
Jeff Beck has died.
Could play a bit.
Listening to a few Beck tracks online and it’s the similarities between the previous tune from the 2000s and the music he started on 40 years before that strikes.
Also remarkable consistency of hair style.
Plus of course the outlier.
The recently deceased Jeff Beck apparently not unaware of similarities to a certain fictional musician whose amps went up to 11.
Twin neck oud touch playing and 8 string microtonal guitar.
Black Guitar Red Scratch Plate
Wilko Johnson has died.
He only really did one thing. But he did it really well.
How to play the Wilko way…
Wilko Johnson was a precursor of punk. His guitar playing was angry and angular, but his presence – twitchy, confrontational, out of control – was something we’d never beheld before in UK pop. Rotten, Strummer and Weller learned a lot from his edgy demeanour. He does it right RIP
I Enjoyed This
The culmination of TwoSet Violin going from bit part actors to the romantic leads because of a silly YouTube channel.
Gets going about 37min in.
Points deducted for not actually being at four million YouTube subscribers at this point – but near enough for bossa nova.
The Best Of All Possible Worlds
Fretted, fretless, microtonal, guitar.
I converted a guitar to fretless one evening (plus Bourne Seal drying time). Used Ronseal wood filler to plug the gaps where I took the frets out – which wasn’t mentioned at all on the tin.
Possible excuse for a video there.
In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel did a tour & included a few numbers from an upcoming LP. Today everyone would have heard this song via a grotty video after the first gig rather than the audiences of the tour experiencing it like this. Progress has casualties.
A Sentiment With Which Many Will Agree
Ringo Starr – Back Off Boogaloo
The B-side is interesting being an unused track for a spaghetti western Ringo was in an unlike anything else he did.