Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jazz in My Soul

I thought I wanted my soul to be a rock song. Four-four quick tempo, four chords, a good hook in the chorus cranked up through some ear-bleeding amps. Chorus, verse chorus repeat solo chorus chorus. Big finish, accept applause and then start tearing down.

Now I want my whole life to be jazz. Still steady time, but slower tempo. The chords and solos require more nuance and subtlety. For a season I hated the transitions, but now revel in the change of structure and instrumentation. It gets deep into me. Real analog instruments, less amplification, various forms and far more tasty. Less about how I finish or the applause and more about the Song.

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