I feel like I just wasted an evening on the internet. I should’ve played the guitar. I should’ve worked on my free amp. I should’ve done a lot of things. But I didn’t. I relaxed by reading about and watching stuff on the internet.
One thing I did that I truly enjoyed was purchase the new Liz Phair album. I have been a big fan of Liz Phair through all of her different albums. I got to see her live in a pretty small venue in Salt Lake City years ago and have always had great memories of buying Exhile in Guyville during my traditional music store visit after taking a test in college. Then I purchased Whip Smart while on a date with my future wife.
Admittedly I have not listened to the entire album yet, but I am enjoying how eclectic and bizarre the mix of tracks is so far. There is pretty much every style of music on here. I find it a breathe of fresh air from her more recent albums, but at the same time I can hear the all the styles that she probably enjoys. Who really only likes one style/genre of music? Not me.
This relates to my quest for a guitar instructor. I’ve been in contact with a guy who does a lot of Chicago-style blues. Something I really love. He doesn’t play Delta blues, so learning slide on a national steel guitar isn’t going to happen. I’m not going to learn a lot of punk rock or classic rock. And my death metal aspirations won’t be fulfilled. But I want to learn Chicago style blues. I want to learn multiple styles/genres of music.
But I don’t have time to do it all at once. Of course, even if I had the time, I don’t have the ability. So I will have to learn one thing at a time. My goal is to keep working on it and to continually learn. This chance for guitar lessons should help me focus my efforts and to get off the plateau I’ve
Now I am tired and the day is done.