Monday, May 4, 2009
Tight Rope on Tippy Toes
Today’s track is Scot’s swingin’ “Folk Punk Instrumental #2”, recorded at our Page Street apartment in San Francisco, in the mid-1980s. Scot is once again playing all the instruments. I’m pretty sure I know what he was after on this track. He wanted to experiment with slide guitar. I love the bass line rolling off the fat strings of his guitar. Scot loved to play guitar this way--really pulling out the bass notes, digging around for the roots.
Today’s artwork is about a person who has a lot going on, but feels the taught presence of the wire under her feet, guiding her on. All she has to do is take one step at a time, and not fall off.