And more music...well, it's on my mind a lot lately. There has been a distinct lack of VISUAL creativity happening around here, but lots of AURAL stuff going on. So this week I have worked out how to play this song. Well my version of it anyway. I don't quite see the point in duplicating exactly someone's way of playing even if they are the writer/composer. A good starting point, but then I think what makes a song live and carry on are the new things that other singers/players bring to it. And not forgetting the difference in guitar playing ability between some of us!!! So I found some guitar TABS for 'Rambling Man', and changed my tuning to DADF#AD...and then just had fun fiddling around and finding pretty chords that I thought sounded right.
As for other things, it has been disaster central in Australia lately. Thankfully there has been minimal death or injury, but the loss and devastation has been huge. Record floods and Cyclones in Queensland, severe flooding in Victoria, even an unusually far south Cyclone near miss over this side of the country which brought with it a short burst of torrential rain and some minor flooding (just a taste of what could come if La Nina brings us a wet Autumn), high winds, roofs blown off and a 'catastrophic fire warning' inland that very thankfully never eventuated. And just this last couple of days, terrible bush fires have destroyed dozens of homes in the Perth hills, half an hour drive from here. I hope that we have seen the end of it.
I feel I should apologize too, for the lack of blogging action in the attic of late. It's incredible how much time 3 days of a 'real' job seem to swallow up, and I get home with an empty head and nothing of any meaning to say. But now the girls are back at school, I hope to organise myself (now there's an impossible task!) a little better and find some time for the things my fingers are itching to create!