(Pink Floyd cover)So this song came out in 1994…which was the year I graduated from high school. I certainly didn’t get the meaning of the tune but I could feel how powerful it was. Now some 24 years later, I get it. It’s about looking back…and sometimes that isn’t always pleasant. And with that, here’s my percussion based version of ‘High Hopes.
Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young In a world of magnets and miracles Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary The ringing of the division bell had begun Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway Do they still meet there by the Cut There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps Running before time took our dreams away Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground To a life consumed by slow decay The grass was greener The light was brighter With friends surrounded The nights of wonder Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again Dragged by the force of some inner tide At a higher altitude with flag unfurled We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world Encumbered forever by desire and ambition There's a hunger still unsatisfied Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon Though down this road we've been so many times The grass was greener The light was brighter The taste was sweeter The nights of wonder With friends surrounded The dawn mist glowing The water flowing The endless river Forever and ever
Setting up a drum kit is an incredibly personal journey. Most instruments are setup for you and there isn’t a lot of room for personal modifications in the physical framework of the set up. Take the piano for example – it has 88 keys and that’s that. Sure, the type of piano, closing/opening the lid/etc
(Pink Floyd cover) So this song came out in 1994…which was the year I graduated from high school. I certainly didn’t get the meaning of the tune but I could feel how powerful it was. Now some 24 years later, I get it. It’s about looking back…and sometimes that isn’t always pleasant. And with that,
(Ben Folds cover) Jen and I took a vacation and visited Yosemite. Part of it was on fire…hence the smoke reference. This tune has represented many things for me over the years…I think the lyrics say it better than I could…again, my one man percussion band. Leaf by Leaf page by page Throw this book
(Smokey Johnson cover) That New Orleans groove is beyond anything i’ve ever experienced…Smokey was one of the originators of crossing the NOLA street beat and with a backbeat. Here’s my little version of it. Plus, sometimes in life, it’s important to remember that you’re not responsible for everything…and it Ain’t Your Fault!