I will be the same, but older
And maybe twice the bear
That I thought I was
183/366 [Halfway there!]
Give me your hand
Your mother is drunk as all the firemen shake
A photo from father’s arms
Cinder and smoke
You’ll ask me to pray for rain
With ash in your mouth
You’ll ask it to burn again
I’m trying to learn “Cinder and Smoke” by Iron and Wine this week. It’s only 3 chords (Am, Dm+7, and Em) but the picking pattern is a little complicated.
I think next week will be “Sunset Soon Forgotten.”
I’m taking the cure so I can be quiet
Originally uploaded by Scrivenings
I bought my guitar two years ago yesterday. When I got home with it, I realized it was my blogiversary and put up a post joking that I had gotten it as a present for my blog, that’s how I know the exact date. So to mark the date, here is a little video clip of the first 90 seconds of me playing “Needle in the Hay,” by Elliott Smith. I learned this song not too long into my lessons and just loved playing it and kept coming back to it even as I got new songs, but then eventually it got wrapped up in learning all these new songs and I probably didn’t play it at all for close to a year. A few months ago, I was flipping through my older lesson book and saw it and played it again. I’ve been playing it off and on since then. You know, it’s still one of the songs that I most enjoy playing.
So, just shy of two years of guitar lessons and I can at least kind of play 90 songs now! Full list beneath the fold.