A Wild Night

A few days have passed since the Oyster Roast and I am surprised by how many notes I have received, asking how it went.

Three part harmony…from left, Rich, Jim & Gavin

Three part harmony…from left, Rich, Jim & Gavin

The whole idea of playing in a band is still a little sureal for me….let’s face it, I turn 54 very soon, yet I keep thinking about how old my dad seemed back in 1985 when he was 54. Sometimes, I just don’t think I should be doing this…but then I pick up the LPC.and I start to think differently.

I have mentioned before that I am tone deaf and also cannot sing a note to save my life, (Thank God for YouTube). The “guy” I replaced could listen to a song once or twice and be able to play it note for note. He is a much better technical guitar player than I am, but the boys tolerate me.

The evening was a success. I have not heard how much money was raised, but it was a record breaking gate.

I mentioned drama…..the Cliffnotes version is that one of the attendees decided she wanted to play tambourine with us and came up and did just that (yea, I remember when I had my first beer). It took a while to get her to stop. It wouldn’t have been too bad if she could keep a beat, but she was very distracting for some of the guys.

Yea, this is what I want to do when I grow up…..

Yea, this is what I want to do when I grow up…..

Our two oldest daughters, Kelliann and Elissa, both St. Mary’s Alumni were present, (Megan was continuing to freeze her butt off in Milwaukee). Elissa took a few videos on her iPhone, but only one came out, (see notes above regarding rogue tambourine player!). Below s our version of the first two minutes of JCM’s Wild Night. It is a coincidence that Jelly’s phone ran out of memory just as my guitar solo was starting, but you get the point…we sounded pretty good for a bunch of “dads”.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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