Once in a while we prepare ourselves for something and at the moment of performance we end up blowing it. I must say that it’s disappointing. I’m sure it’s disappointing for anyone. I’m not used to choking. Today though, I did just that. I had an audition for a band and in the middle of the song, I blanked out and forgot where I was in the song. There’s nothing like learning someone else’s song and have them sitting there watching you grooving along when all of a sudden, oops… what’s that next chord? That’s what happened.
The artist was very generous in telling me that he felt I had the best tone of the day. He really liked my guitar and my sound. Not a bad thing, but I know full well that having lost my way in the song for a measure or so didn’t help my chances.
I once heard thru the grapevine that a drummer once commented on me and my playing. His comment was, Jody is an amazing guitarist and is so spot on it’s insane; however once in a while he seems to lose it and when he loses it, it’s really off.
I had to think about that for a second. Then I realized he was right. Usually I’m spot on and extremely consistent. Once in a while though, I just seem to forget where I am or what I’m doing and then I have to jump back in. There really isn’t an in-between. I’m either nailing it or I’m a blank. Weird. All I can say to today is: Oh well.
While the gig isn’t for big money, it would have been fun to get. It would have been a tour through Canada. Since I’m missing the Canadian element on this, I’ll roll with the Tragically Hip. They have a song called Blow At High Dough, which you’re likely hearing if your on Single of the Day.
What I really dig about the Hip is that they are a very true to the genre rock band. Straight up guitars. Straight up bass. Straight up drums and a vocalist that has a penchant for coming up with lyrics that are very off the cuff. It all just works. They write the kind of music that fits like an old glove or shoe that is well broken in and comfortable. Don’t ya think?