Sunday, January 27, 2013
A Day For Music
I needed a day like today. I woke up and was getting ready for a short bike ride but the streets were still wet from the overnight rain. So I picked up my acoustic guitar and played for an hour, followed by some piano exercises for another hour before I ever started thinking about breakfast. I did sneak in some laundry and dishes to make myself somewhat feel responsible. They I played electric guitar for another hour just in time for lunch. Early afternoon, the kids and I recorded our own version of Herbie Hancock's 1973 funk classic "Chameleon" which is one of several songs we played over a span of 2 hours. Since I missed my bike ride, I elected to take a 2.5 mile run on the equestrian trail down the hill. And while waiting for the kids to bug me for dinner, I played electric again downstairs for at least 1 1/2 hours, trying to perfect a punk version of The Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl" and re-learn a Foo Fighters song. And finally, after dinner, I did another hour of piano which brings my total to almost 8 hours of playing music. Fun times.