I first heard this while watching Haven some years ago. One of those songs where you don’t press for the next episode but you wait instead for the credits to find out who wrote it. I love the space and emptiness of this beautiful song. It stops me in my tracks each time I hear it…. what songs do that for you?
The simple answer is every single day, even if only for 5 minutes. I’m missing playing on the street but enjoying playing at home. I’m worried about many things, most of which I can’t do anything about. One of the things I worry about is that I might forget all the songs I play …. so I play a few every day. I’ve made a list… this is probably most of them. If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I play any of these, leave a comment.
Sunny : It Must Be Love : Gold : True : Copacabana
Boarderline : Stayin Alive : Ever Fallen in Love with some (you shouldn’t have)
Mercy : All Of Me : Here You Come Again : Tainted Love : I Will Survive:
Somebody to Love : Bat Out Of Hell : How Deep Is Your Love
The Female Of The Species : Sway : Marlene On The Wall : Yes Sir I Can Boogie
Should I Stay Or Should I Go : Englishman in New York : Crazy : Play the Game
How Deep Is Your Love : Kiss From A Rose : True Colours : If I Can’t Have You
Fall At Your Feet : Back To Black : Merry Christmas, Everyone : All Cried Out
I Fall In Love Too Easily : I Dreamed A Dream : Love Of My Life : Live it up
Anyone Who Had A Heart : Love Me Or Leave Me : The Day Before You Came
The Power of Love : Autumn Leaves : Love Me Or Leave Me : Jealous Guy
These Days : The Pretender : Last Christmas : I’m A Fool / You Do Something
Last Night I dreamt / Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want : Save Me
Nature Boy : Moon Over Bourbon Street : Jackie : Pipes of Peace :Chain Reaction
Red Light (Spells Danger) : Eloise : Live it up :The only living boy in New York
She Used To Be Mine : Golden Brown : Sound Of Silence :9-5 :No More Lonely Nights
With my Martin being in the shop for a repair, I’ve been using some of my other guitars. Yes, I have other guitars, who just has one!
I borrowed my husband’s Martin but the jack plug wasn’t working so I went back to my 3/4 Takamini … I played this one when I first started busking. It’s a lovely guitar but it’s not my Martin. So, the last couple of days I’ve been using my Takamine EN30C … the guitar I bought when I was 17.
I traded in a Yamaha jumbo and my dad loaned me the money to buy it. It’s the guitar I busked with acoustically on Spui strasse in Amsterdam. I played it in various bands, at music college, in front of the muted TV ( one of my favourite things) …. I thought it would be to fragile to take out on the street.
Well I have loved playing it. It’s been like taking out an aged relative expecting cream teas and a bit of snooze only to find them drinking shots and dancing on the table. Such a wonderful guitar❣️
I saw these and those of you of a similar age will know why I couldn’t resist buying them. You know what? They sound good!
This is all part of the ongoing saga of my cracked guitar. It got too dry being played in the heat. It’s still at Manson’s being repaired… 😥😥😥
My wonderful husband, Jerri has been re-stringing all the guitars in the house. I have a nickel allergy and so normally use the Elixir strings but thought these would have to be worth a go on my trusty old Takamine… I might use it next time I go busking….
Me. Whenever I busk at Cathedral Green I always get a coffee (decaf flat white if you’re interested) at The Plant Cafe. These are the good guys in life, amazing coffee who gives a crap loo roll and a selection of ‘lady products’ in the loo and AMAZING looking food.
Anyway, I drank my coffee and chatted with a few of the locals. One guy had been a guitarist and then suffered brain injury so was struggling to play. I felt sad for him as it must be awful to be so changed by something and so suddenly.
After a while more people were about so I started to play. It was already really hot. I had dressed for autumn but it was hot hot hot! One song in I’d taken off my cold weather gear and was playing in my vest; no longer as smart as I wanted to be but needs must.
Time passes quickly when I’m playing and by the time I’d finished I was famished. I always say I’m going to get something to eat from the nice cafe after playing but I never do; not until today. Oh my! I have been missing out. It was a toss up between the beetroot red onion and Brie or the sweet potato, ginger, coconut and dhal. The latter won…. As Arnie says, I’ll be back