wednesday wallop #44 > my friend

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what a difference a week makes…my friends…:-D, this song came about rather effortlessly – which for me is an encouragement after last weeks “wall” . You know the old photography saying – you are only as good as your last shoot? I wonder (in art – or music), if it would be better to say you are only as good as your best song? When I started this journey (many months ago) early on I wrote a song that garnered a lot of very positive feedback, and – you know – then you hit your valleys. You got your ups and downs…your mountaintops and your valleys…mostly valleys, just like life. Why wouldn’t our work reflect that? I am more and more convinced it is a strange back and forth between inspiration and work ethic when it comes to songwriting / music or art. The key is one of volume and sweat…sounds fun eh? Anyway – when I wrote that song those many months ago I felt that no matter what else happened I would feel as though I have accomplished a good thing. Since then I have had several songs – which have opened new doors – and may open more as time allows, all making the process worthwhile in retrospect. This weeks song features a rhodes thang, upbeat guitar, a snare that acted as a timbale and assorted other percussion, djembe, etc etc as always I kept primarily first takes, for several reasons – among them time was running out (what else is new) and it adds a kind of spontaneity, even if there is an occasional mistake – I guess I prefer the non – hermetically sealed (if you will)….also – I have found almost always my best takes are the first one. This is to you, and for you – and I hope you enjoy it

my friend

every nite and every day
no matter what they say
because you’re my friend i know it’s all gonna be ok

if i’m high and if i’m low and if i don’t know
i know it gives me a boost just to know
you’re always gonna show

maybe that’s why i thought i’d try
and get it down in a song and give my words wings and see
if they will fly

anyway today this songs for you
you know and you knew it as a friend your true
and i’ll play it anyway

talkin bout my friend (2x)

well yesterday i laughed till i cried
when you did what you did with that sparkle in your eye
and its all right

you fight for whats right
you won’t sell out for a lie
and your always ready with your arms open wide

forever and a day i pray that you’ll stay my friend
til the end cause you’re the best friend
the good Lord ever could send

talkin about my friend (2X)

bridge
solo
talkin bout my friend

7 Responses to “wednesday wallop #44 > my friend”

  1. DCusaNo Gravatar says:

    I love it! Very uplifting song. I have to say the start threw me. When did you get a Rhodes?

  2. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    “During World War II (after the battle of the Bulge), the Air Surgeon General asked Rhodes, by now America’s most popular piano teacher, to devise a musical therapy program for convalescing GI’s. At a loss to know where to get enough pianos, Rhodes hit upon the brilliant idea of using Air-Force surplus parts from U.S. bombers to make miniature “lap-top” piano kits the troops could build for themselves” Cool bit of history there!
    D
    You continue to amaze me with your creativity and love the message.. my Friend.
    L

  3. drhillNo Gravatar says:

    😀 – indeed Lance – you know it! That is some cool history, funny how often a problem is just an OFI (opportunity for improvement) in the waiting…depends on how you see the “problem”- eh? Thanks for stopping by!

  4. clemanNo Gravatar says:

    Very nice man, is this a one man band thing? Whew.

  5. drhillNo Gravatar says:

    thanks – yeah one man band with the help of studio wizardry… wink wink nudge nudge…

  6. ducedubzNo Gravatar says:

    I like this, thumbs up!

  7. drhillNo Gravatar says:

    thanks a bunch 🙂

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