I was watching Craig Ferguson, as I do most nights, and he had Toby Keith on. It was a repeat, I think.
Anyway, Toby did his latest song – “As good as I used to be” – with just him and another guy, both playing guitar and singing. Oddly enough, I just saw the video for this song in the last few days. I’m sure it’s been out for awhile, but I’m a “catch as catch can” viewer and hadn’t seen it.
What struck me is just how much music the two guys with just voices and guitar made. Compared to the video with a full production musically, this was a very low key offering, but I think I liked it better.
I forget, since I’m no longer engaged in music performance, how different things can be. It made me long to be with people, making music again.
I’m preparing to get rid of one of my pianos – I have two – and will then get the one I’m keeping tuned. Hopefully I’ll start playing again then. I do miss performing music.
Maybe I should look into taking some voice lessons again. My voice has deteriorated since I don’t sing regularly. It’s just like the voice teachers tell you – you gotta use it or lose it.