We haven’t done this in a while, so today I asked our talented daughter to take my photo together with my bass. I set up one of the studio strobes and a grey background for this, then borrowed Zuleikha’s piano bench, and we had a bit of fun with my camera. I liked this one, especially after converting it to black & white:
A bit of a fake double bass posture, but that was part of the fun 🙂
As always, thanks for reading, and for viewing. And thanks again to our small one for being so kind to take her old dad’s picture again.
I played on that awesome track from Rick aka ‘acousticeg’ and also included it into my latest album (see the blog post before/below this one). And since then I received two more adds already, since the piece was still left wide open by us. So here they are, in case you’re interested:
Thank, or rather merci to our friends, these are so nice 🙂 And thanks to you for your interest, and for reading and listening.
Short but irresistibly sweet piece by YuuLi, a relatively new member in Wikiloops whose first upload was a 9/8, and whose singing reminded me of other great artists like Joni Mitchell – so I wanted to play with that incredibly talented young woman since she joined us. And today I could finally try a few low notes on one of her tracks (originally an a capella of hers, no less!):
And that nice nylon guitar is also played by a relatively new member, also from France, who calls himself ‘Al-Fadista’. So here’s the list of musicians so far:
Thanks to my friends for all the fun, and thanks to you for reading, and for listening.
So after 3 internet outages during the last week, and one first rehearsal of the orchestra where I’m helping out for an injured bass player we now seem to have a stable connection again (knock on wood!), and I could log in to Wikiloops again, and download some songs to play on.
Haven’t done much with Rick aka ‘acousticeg’ since quite some time – if I remember correctly since my first album in the beginning of 2018¹. So I was glad to find an awesome new template of his, and couldn’t resist to adding some low end to it:
List of musicians so far – just him and melike here:
I’ve tried to keep his nice triplet feel in this one, and to also support his flagiolet tones with some from my fretless bass. Hope you like it as much as I did while playing on it.
As always, thanks for reading, and for listening. And thanks also to Rick for the fun I had.
¹Wrong – I did “Beneath the Waves” as another collaboration with him in November, even as a video collab. So this is our third one together after the intial “The way that she moves” with Shi from March 2018 🙂
As I also wrote on the ‘loops, I wasn’t entirely happy with my previous upload and remix of Erwan’s sweet little music box theme – so I decided to spend a bit more time with it. So here it is again, with a different take on my bass:
Yesterday I uploaded two tracks to Wikiloops. The first one was something which wasn’t really finished, in fact it was just me noodling around with my bass playing over a track of – my bass. Nothing special, just what came to mind. But someone asked, so I decided to upload it:
And the second one was an add over three tracks from Erwan on musical box, keys (with some artificial voice), and cello:
Then this morning about half past 11am, I was just answering a nice email I had gotten a bit earlier, our internet went out. And it stayed off for most of the day, all in all for some 9 hours or so.
So not much activity in that direction today, just sent a short thank you answer email, and also said thanks to 8 thumbs on my first and 9 on my second tracks so far, and that was mostly it.
And as always, thanks for reading, and for listening.