Why did John Mayer have to ruin Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'”? Why? It ain’t right, man. There need to be consequences. He should be tied to a random streetlight and spanked with a piece of asparagus until he weeps with shame, or something similarly humiliating and ridiculous.
In less disturbing news, my piano will be here on Wednesday. This is not a picture of my personal piano, but it’ll give you a good idea of what it looks like until I can take my own pictures.
It’s the sexiest upright I’ve ever played, and I spent a good chunk of time with it yesterday to be sure I didn’t feel like I was settling for less than what I really wanted by not getting a grand piano. I think when an instrument inspires you to play some chords you’ve never thought to mess around with before and the seed of a new song is born without any effort on your part, it’s a good sign. I can’t get over how good the higher register sounds. There’s none of the plinky quality you get from some uprights as you near the top of the keyboard. Just sweetness all around. There’s even a practice pedal for late night playing, which I think is pretty neat. Brace yourselves for some piano-heavy song action, a bit of which might show up here within the next week or two.
For the past few weeks I’ve kind of been back where I was before THE CHICKEN ANGEL WOMAN came tumbling out, unsure of what to focus on. There are enough songs and projected albums to keep me busy for at least the next few years. Picking something to focus on and motivating myself to do the work is the problem.
I think this piano will give me a much-needed kick in the ass, just like the 1932 Regal guitar and that quirky Teisco electric did a few months ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if a whole album of piano songs comes pouring out. It’s probably time for the instrument to have its revenge after how heavy the last CD was on things with strings. Still need to break in some of that scrap metal percussion too. I’m not sure how well the R88 ribbon mic will do on the piano, since I can’t play with the positioning of it much to accommodate different instruments, but we’ll soon find out.
Four days! FOUR DAYS until it gets here! Excitement.