Tuesday, August 11, 2009

All that jazz...

I'm addicted to music.
And so is the 1st Mate. So, when life permits, we do music together.

I've been playing since I was a small child: piano at five, trumpet at nine, guitar at thirteen. And my favorite music is jazz, because it offers a framework with a lot of freedom... two things I need to structure my energy.

I mention in an earlier post that we acquired an interface for the Mac computers we have to record our instruments and vocals. So our first attempt is this recording made famous by Julie London in 1955, a latin number entitled "Sway." 1st Mate performs the vocals, I play the instruments and do the mix in Apple's GarageBand software.

And finally, tonight and tomorrow is the annual Perseid meteor shower. Look northwest after dark. Take some nice music and a cold beverage with you.


Chrissy y Keith said...

Excellent! I love it!

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!! Clap Clap Clap.

I love the mix of instruments and voice and even harmonizing!

I would love to learn Garage Band.

You and 1st Mate have a knack together for sure.


MxSailor said...

Thanks everyone. Encouragement is welcome!
And welcome to the visitors from 1st Mate's blog, too.

Molly: Check out the videos produced on Apple.com for GarageBand. And I think the best education is to jump right in and play with it. If you get stuck on something, give me a holler and we'll see if we can figure it out.

Liz said...

OMG Bee-you-ti-full !! One of my all time favorite tunes.
All I can say is 1st Mate truely has "The voice of an angel".
And the instruments aren't shabby either!!!
Maybe I'll actually get to hear ya'll in person one day.
That is, if our world travelling ferro-friend actually makes it back to poor lonely AJ. :))
Mata ne