Good morning! Time to drill those vaudeville-esque “Suppertime” chord changes on ukulele. Next steps: looking at the fretboard less, add choreography, maybe consider “acting” at some point. . P.S. - why do these things have to be so small? (Says the mandolin player).
I mean...can you even? I’ve been in a band for ten years. TEN YEARS. Sorry for shouting. Come rock out with us on 5/31 @littlefieldnyc and help ring in the next decade of junkyard, freakfolk, psychograss, heavy Americana, alt country, alt-alt western, experimental stringband, electronic driftwood, roots’n’boots rock’n’roll. And other genres that don’t begin to describe the party that is a live show with @thehollowsonline. Ticket link in my bio. 🐂 💀 🌔 #togethertogether#thehollows
Happy #piday to my first ever distortion pedal, and the benchmark for every dirt pedal I’ve had since: my @ehx Russian Big Muff Pi. I’ve loved this thing to pieces (literally). If I’m not mistaken, my solos for “Mad as Dogs” and “Mountains to the Sea” were both through this bad boy (@thehollowsonline producers @sacredtrap.pcm and @tekistekis might remember better than I). This Big Myoof certainly has its quirks...the lack of a 9v DC jack necessitates the need for that little dongle in the lower right...which goes straight inside the pedal to a 9v battery connector. Like it’s the stone ...
I had a blast making an appearance on @veryserioustime with this fantastic @thebachelorabctv sketch. Thanks for having me, @mikeylish! I’ll meet you behind that dumpster any time. . . #comedy#sketchcomedy
“The Rhythm of Life” from Sweet Charity, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields. I’ve been wanting to do this song as a solo piece for ages, but it never seemed like I had enough clones of myself. I guess that’s what technology is for. The key changes are fascinating to me (D minor to F minor, then D minor to D major, back to D minor again, and finally A minor to D minor...at least that’s how I play it). This song is an awesome and somewhat rare example of a fugue in musical theater — swipe left ...
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Don’t be alarmed if you start seeing posts from some permutation of the name “Rob Morrison.” In a rare effort to be less obtuse, I’m actually gonna use my own name on here, instead of a joke name for a band that never existed that I made up in high school. “Digitalshrub” will no doubt live on in the hearts and minds of a generation (and in other people’s posts that I can’t change). So keep your eyes peeled for “Rob Morrison” in the next few days, whoever he is. All right, that’s it. Good talk, cyberspace.
“St. James Infirmary Blues” is one of the most covered songs of all time, yet no one is sure of its exact origins. Early traces of it popped up in the Irish folk tune “The Unfortunate Rake,” but the song as we know it was clearly shaped and defined by black American musicians in the early 1900s. Wherever it came from, it’s a great example of an 8-bar minor blues.
It’s a real joy to blow harp through this vintage Gibson GA-79 amplifier. Always a good sign when there’s an “accordion” input (stereo is cool too, but I’m sticking with monaural). Today’s @thehollowsonline harmonica rig is soundin’ rull sweet thanks to the wizardry of @heyfrazee at Hobo Sound. 🎛 🎛 #harmonica#harp
Two of my very favorite partners in crime made their recording debuts this week: my @nationalguitars RM-1 resophonic mandolin, and my Fender Baja Telecaster. These two have played many a show with @thehollowsonline, and now they can live on in glorious hi-fi. 🎸 🎸 #mandolin#resophonic
Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a visionary artist who pioneered abstract art years before the form was embraced. Much of her work was inspired by af Klint’s mysticism — her largest works, Paintings for the Temple, were commissioned by spirits called “the High Masters”, who she felt literally guided her hand while she painted images she didn’t understand. Unappreciated in her own time, af Klint left instructions that her work not be shown to the public until 20 years after her death. (It ended up being closer to 40 years). Run, don’t walk to the @guggenheim to see these breathtaking ...
It was a thrill and an honor to perform one of my all-time favorite tunes, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” with the walking vocal powerhouse that is @morganajames. Damn, that @dougwamble sure plays a mean slide guitar. And @lomo212 ain’t bad either. 😘 ・・・ NEW VIDEO!! One of my fave tunes by Gamble & Huff, feat. @dougwamble & @digitalshrub on guitar & vocals, and @lomo212 on cello & vocals. 📽: @armour1 @_zakray 🎞: @krayonl
Present company excluded...obviously... . . So, I heard thru the grapevine (aka @eriksaxvik and @ericaswindell) that the very awesome @littlekruta is holding a contest for a free recording session with all the bells, and I’m told maybe even some whistles. Sounds like an amazing experience, so I just had try my luck. #littlekrutacontest @deeks82 @davidpaarlberg @jbob884