So I’m back after funeral week (last week) where I had a week long wake which ended in the burial on Friday. I won’t go into it. I’m fine.
Now that I’m not so morbid I can look forward to writing again. I’ve let a lot of work go on the sidelines so I’m a bit swamped this week. Plus, I’ve also undertaken making my first press kit for my friend’s band. I’m kind of excited and I hope I don’t let them down.
Also, I had been looking in my book “101 Things To Do Before You’re Old and Boring” given to me on my 30th birthday a few months ago. I decided that instead of noting things I’d already done, I’d start over and try to finish the book before my 40th birthday. One of the things to do is learn an instrument. Now, I took 4 yrs of guitar when I was a teenager and I sucked. But I decided last week that I would switch to bass guitar and learn “My Friend of Misery” sometimes in the next ten years in order to full fill the requirement of learning an instrument.
As I told this to my friends who gave me the book, the guy says “oh, I have a spare bass you can borrow” and so I had to clean out my closet so I’d have room to put this thing somewhere. The first few minutes of trying to re-learn how to play were odd, but then I got the hang of it again and am confident I can pick up “My Friend of Misery” with little problem. So my new goal is after learning that song I am going to then learn “Orion” if it kills me.
I am not using a pic. I was classically trained and therefor learned guitar by plucking. I don’t see the need to retrain myself by using a pic. I’m not a musician so I’ll just do it the way I’m use to.
I’ve been practicing maybe 15 minutes the last couple of days. It’s very relaxing, but I need to build up the strength in my fingers.
Lastly, I made the following gif. The first part has been circulating for a couple of weeks, but I saw some alternate lyrics and I decided to make a gif so people can sing both. While looking for the lyrics I found this thread at the Metallica forums titled I Miss Jason, REAL bad 😦.
And now I end my ramble.