I'm addicted to music. Other addictions have come and gone but
music is with me all the time at home, in the car, at work and
in my head! There's always some melody or other floating around
in there. Trouble is I'm too lazy to learn an instrument properly
so that I can write my own stuff. I can play basic chords on
a guitar when the mood takes me and if I aim the sticks right
and the wind doesn't change then with a bit of luck I connect
with a drum! Other than that I'm pretty useless.
god I have had the good fortune to be with this bunch of wonderful
musicians that is Strangefish. The music they create has coaxed
those melodies out and coupled with the fact that I can also
string sentences together in the form of lyrics then at times
we can be pretty formidable. They really don't seem to mind
me ballooning about in front of them on stage either. I try
my best to put them off whilst they are in the middle of some
complex solo or other by waving my arms emphatically in front
of their faces or bouncing beach balls off their heads but they
keep coming back for more so I must be doing something right.
all about having fun and aside from the creativity that's what
the band is there for. It's a break from the norm, letting your
hair down even though it's not there anymore, a way of letting
off steam at the end of a working week.
can't believe we stopped doing it for so long!