Daily Archives: May 1, 2005

today was already cool

It’s only 8:23 AM (Hey, I’m a teenager, that’s a very, very early time to get up on a weekend), but today has already been awesome. The coolest thing I did today was jam in the Denny’s parking lot at around 1:00 in the morning with Richard — me on trombone, him on flute. I thought they were gonna shut us down a few times, but they didn’t.

We played for a while. I think we did about 5 songs. We started with some Latin thing. I had figured out the piano riff in Spill the Wine… well, at least the basic notes. Anyway, I was playing that, but I didn’t know the exact melody; so, I played whatever. Then, we did the funk chart. (Yes, I said “the” because there’s a funk melody that we came up with before.) Next, we played… I don’t know how to describe it, other than it was in Bb major… I think. Then, came another song that I have a better grasp of conceptually, but it’s hard to explain in words. Basically, the bass line, you play C-G-(up octave)-C-(back down)-G, and the notes are on 1 and the and of 2. It’s something we were jamming on before one of the musical rehearsals, only I was on piano. Finally, I remember initially thinking about some kind of circus thing. Then, I started playing and it turned into some 6/8 G minor thing. (Yeah, I keep using the word “thing”, sorry.) Eventually, it morphed out of 6/8. I don’t know how that happened.

While we were playing that, Frannie and Sara and some other people came out of Denny’s. Richard and I played “Yeah” for about 10 seconds. Then, we went home.