The drive down and back yesterday was good. Though the drive back was long, good ol’ rush hour traffic. Seeing my dad was good too. The Museum of Making Music was really quite fun. It was made even better by having the curator giving us a personal tour. Essentially getting the best of the best for the place. We got to see instruments dating back a couple of centuries. That was damn cool. Even got a history in how the sales of instruments changed over time. Did you know that at one point the biggest selling item in the country was pianos?
It’s been a couple of great days of growing. Now it’s time to get back into the work thing. I’ll be creating the images of discs for my library, then I’ll have to replicate it several times over – it’s a lot of discs. Weeeee…
Today’s song reminds me of a small section of the Museum from yesterday. There was a section on Jazz and the different instrumentation. In a way I’m hearing some of that old school vibe in this recording though the vocals are too clean to be from yesteryear. But those guitar tones and the horn stuff, definitely can see the images in my head and listening to Dan the curator talk about various horns and such. Interesting stuff to learn.
While Davy lists peeps like Paul Simon or Bob Dylan as influences, I really don’t hear that. I don’t hear the comparisons to John Mayer either. Not a bad thing, but certainly not most effective thing either. I hear him way more over on the jazz side of life. I say embrace the sound and dive further in. There’s that inkling there now that it will serve well. Take that journey with Davy.