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I haven’t slept too well the past couple nights, and the past two days’ pieces were more time-consuming to get recorded than others. So I woke up feeling pretty wrung out this morning. Of course it’s nothing compared to what my poor sweet McDoc is going through working in OB-GYN… but that rotation ends tomorrow — woo hoo! And next month his schedule will just be a little bit crazy, as opposed to completely insane.
Two songs came into my head when I sat down at the piano this morning: The Beatles’ “I’m So Tired,” from The Beatles (a.k.a. the White Album), and “When the Hangover Strikes,” by Squeeze. My tiredness is not alcohol-related, though, I swear! But that song captures bluesy wooziness in a really humorous way — here’s my favorite bit from the lyrics:
When the hangover strikes
And I turn on the tap
But the water’s too loud…
Who among us hasn’t been there at one time or another? 😉
Today’s piece captures that languid, somnolent feeling pretty well, I think. It’s highly improvised, which is a stretch for me — I’m so used to reading off the music, I’m the total opposite of the old joke:
Q: How do you get a guitarist to stop playing?
A: Put a piece of sheet music in front of him!
…so it was really fun for me to give improvisation a go.
And I’ll be darned if this piece didn’t take less time to record than any of the others, while having the longest playing time by far. Music works in mysterious ways… 😉
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Thanks for listening!