Friday, July 17, 2009

Current Set

Bell Bottom Blues

Can’t Get Used to Losin’ You

One Toke Over the Line

Daydream Believer

Political Science


Hotel California


Walk Away Renee

We Just Disagree

Year of the Cat


Angel from Montgomery

Sail Away

Way Down in the Hole

The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down

Dixie (Instrumental)

The Weight


In My Life

Yesterday (Inst.)

Here Comes the Sun (Inst.)

Stand By Me

Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay

Brand New Key

Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)

I Can't Help Falling in Love With You

The Water is Wide (Inst.)

Ashokan Farewell (Inst.)

Born to Run

For What It’s Worth

Telstar (Inst.)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Inst.)

Vader’s Theme (Inst.)

(The last five are all new -- I can play them, but they need more practice to memorize.)


Dojo Rat said...

That's a hell of a set, I'm throwing a dollar in your guitar case!

Steve Perry said...

Yeah, it's at the limit of what I can manage in one practice session -- after that my fingers are done and my voice is ready to take a nap.

Dan Moran said...

You ever perform pubicly?

Steve Perry said...

Not so's you'd notice.

Dan Moran said...

Boy that was an awful typo.

Steve Perry said...

Yeah, it's a little tricky to use that part as a way to play guitar, though it might make for an interesting show down in Tijuana ...

Another example of Murphy's Law -- if there is one typo in a hundred thousand words, it will be in the worst possible spot it can be -- able to change the entire meaning of the book ...

Steve Perry said...

And for a more serious answer, I'm not much of a musical performer out where people can get close enough to throw things and hit me.

My ego -- slightly larger than Texas, but a bit smaller than Alaska -- is such that I wouldn't mind being thought the cat's pajamas if I got up on a stage; however, I also know my limitations. I have a serviceable voice and basic fingerpicking skills, and the occasional posting of a video here or maybe on YouTube is enough to satisfy my need to be seen and heard.

If I spent more time working at it, I could probably write some decent songs and having somebody who could really sing and play cover one would be much more fun. And profitable, too ...