In honor of tonight’s CCMC student concert, I thought I’d share my performance from my last CCMC student concert, back in 2008.
On guitar: Chris Gramp and Mike Wollenberg
On bass: Karen Horner
As is the case with all camps, the humor here is mostly in-jokes.
A couple of keys:
1) All week long I was in guitar classes taught by Chris and Mike: Chris taught a class called “Your First Lead,” and Mike taught beginning jazz guitar. As you’ll probably deduce from this recording, there was much discussion in Chris’s class about not using too many notes, and not forgetting to breathe. And yes, we all had to sing our guitar solos.
2) The big news around camp for a couple of days was when Chris’s wife, Nina, lost her wedding ring in the river. Much joking was made around them now being single again. Then, lo and behold, someone actually found the wedding ring in the river, and they were restored to their marital state.
(And apropos my July 15 post on comparing yourself to where you used to be, rather than to your heroes or your goals: listening to this track, though a bit painful, was great validation of how far I’ve come vocally in the past two years. Onward!)
Oh, and btw, although you can’t see this on this audio, Chris and Mike were beet red during much of this song.