There’s no way to escape from the coronavirus and the news about it these days. It inspired me to write a song, recorded in my living-room. Fear mongers and fake news aside, this is a critical situation we’re in. A pandemic that is sweeping over the world. It has spread and still is spreading like wildfire at the moment.
For all of you that have been hit hard by the corona crisis and those worried what’s going to happen next. This pandemic will change our lives for months, perhaps years or even decades to come. Stay strong! Don’t be overwhelmed by fear and please listen to those in charge: keep your social distance and if possible stay away from others as much as you can.
Acoustic session – Live from the livingroom.
Recorded using my Motorola Moto G7 smartphone
Edited with Flowblade (Linux Mint).
Guitar: Samick Greg Bennett.
Today I felt inspired to do a short acoustic song. Instead of recording a full version in the studio, I recorded a (demo) version on video. It’s available on Youtube.
I’ve recorded it using my Sony Cybershot camera and afterwards did some minor editing using Sony Movie Studio. Some compression added on the audio but other than that, it’s as it is. Just a live demorecording, recorded in one take in my living room.
Feel free to share if you like it or perhaps give it a ‘thumbs up’ on Youtube.
Today I’ve been playing at a show in a village close to us where a band (formed by several people rotating on stage playing coversongs) – the picture above was taken earlier. I’m at the right, playing the green Gretsch.
The concept is rather unique. Pupils of a local music teacher play songs they learned from him. They play bass, guitar and drums. A (young) musician get’s on stage, joins in for a few songs, and get’s off stage and another one takes his place. This way all students can have their ‘moment of fame’ on stage and get used to play in front of an audience. They play for their parents, friends and other people who like to watch. No entrance fee.
They’ve been doing this for many years now. About two years ago the music teacher and a few other adults, including me, formed a band and we played on the shows also. The band stopped playing after about a year. Anyway, there’s video footage of one of the shows!
I was asked to come over today and play a few songs. And of course I couldn’t resist. So I’ve been on stage again after having been off stage for almost 2 years. Took my camera’s with me and shot some videofootage and took some pictures.