Day 26: A song that you can play on an instrument.
Peter Gabriel, "In Your Eyes"
For a year or two ('07-'09), I would record a song every week on my little acoustic guitar and post it to my blog. I usually can't listen to these tracks -- they cause me an extreme form of that twitchy, "hearing your voice on an answering machine" feeling. But sometimes, late at night, I can listen to the mp3s without being wincy and judgmental. This past Saturday, around 2am, I listened to a dozen or two of these songs, and of those, I liked "In Your Eyes" the best. It's one of those songs that doesn't really work if you just strum the chords, but I managed to pull in a lot of the song's rhythms and arpeggios and little grace notes. ("Wait, I *was* just playing one guitar there, right?")
These days I don't play guitar nearly enough; it would probably take me an hour or so just to remind my fingers how the song goes. And even then, I rarely play songs in public. Honestly I don't get a lot out of it when I do -- I'm mostly content to record things and not have to put up with, y'know, people. (I still recall being handed a guitar at a campfire at Camprov, and nonplussing the crowd by immediately busting out "I Want You Back".)
So this little mp3 will have to do.
 "Uncle Peter, what's an 'answering machine'?" Ask your parents, kids. Ask your parents.
[This entry is part of the 30 Day Song Challenge. Click here to see all the entries I've posted so far.]
Mood: amused · Music: none