Monday, April 27, 2009

Cabooses and Chords

(Guitar lessons image found here. Via Creative Commons/ Flickr).

Finally, NPR's Song of the Day is starting to post things I actually like again. Do they switch editors or something? It's been months and months since I've been intrigued by anything, just a lot of relatively boring vaguely pop songs, but recently I've been feeling a spark of something new. Today they posted Train Song by Feist and Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab For Cutie). Click here to listen. I already knew the song from the Dark Was The Night compilation, but it's nice to see NPR promoting such a good song.

So it's a Monday, and time for new beginnings. 2009 seems to be a year for new things for me, for which I am quite happy and excited. Last night, 'round midnight, I decided to sign up for a guitar class! It's an eight-week group class at the Old Town School of Folk Music, and my first one was this morning. I was a little nervous, but it was ultimately a lot of fun! We learned the D and A7 chords, pretty basic stuff, but I'm so excited to start being able to translate all of this new found and newly recaptured creative energy into music! It's been a long time since I've wanted to sing and play (since 2006, maybe?), but I'm finally working back into it. Potentially I will have a surprise guest appearance in a certain musical octogenarian-themed group, too...

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