Monday, April 30, 2012

making the band

Happy Monday friends.

Well, I have a bit of a strange post for you. As some of you may have seen, I accepted an interim part-time worship leading position at my church and there are lots of things I've been focusing on as of late.

That, coupled with my blogger's block over the last few days has merited this sort of post. I should warn you that this post might not really matter to you nor will it really tickle your reading palette unless you're into music.

So, bam!

Part of my responsibilities are to pick songs that mesh well with the band I'm working with. This has been the same at every church I've worked.

This got me to thinking...if I could HAND PICK a band to sing with, who would I pick? Wow. Hmmmm.... Well, here are my picks. (Click on each name to see a video of a performance.)

Electric Guitarist 1: Eric Clapton
Old "Slowhand" makes my cut for his bluesy style.

Electric Guitarist 2: Slash
He's so mysterious...yet, he's AMAZING.

Bassist: Victor Wooten
Hands-down. One of the most amazing bassists of our time. You should listen to 2:38 and on. DANG!

Drummer: Keith Moon
Okay, so he's not technically alive, but this is in my dreams, right? Keith is the drummer for one of my all-time fave bands, The Who. He was probably a certified LUNATIC, but boy could he drum.

Acoustic Guitarist: Nancy Wilson
This girl ROCKS it out.

Honorable Mention
Can I be honest? Narrowing this list down was WAY harder and took WAY longer than I originally thought. Some of my honorable mentions were...
Orianthi, Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend, Tal Wilkenfeld, Jimmy Page, John Entwhistle, Eddie Van Halen, BB King, SRV, Lindsey Buckingham, John Mayer and the list could really just go on.

I was just about to wrap this post up and then I thought to myself, "Self, if you had this dream band, what song would you perform with them?"

Self answered. She said this one.

File:Slash live in Rome by Paride.jpg
Say Hi to Slash, k? Source.

1 comment:

  1. I think Timmy should at least be an honorable mention...


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