I had a show last night @ the Ashland and I was gonna give a heads up to all the Chicagoans who like crappy one man bands but I ended up having to fly out to Jersey for a Funeral and was not sure I would make it back in time to play the show (If we missed the return flight or got bumped, etc). Luckily I got back in time but didn't get a chance to rehearse. I pretty much winged it on zero hours of sleep in 3 days, it could have been worse.
Here is a clip from the first song I played, My Heart Bends. I rewrote the lyrics on the plane back to Chicago and did my best to memorize them but ended up fudging them in a couple of spots (better luck next time). I actually Improvised the very beginning and the very end of the song out of nowhere, sometimes I finish writing songs while playing them live as apposed to at home. That's one of the reasons I record my shows, so I can remember what I did. Now I just need to add some lyrics to the new ending. Sorry about the video quality, the Ashland is dark as shit, not good for the exposure level. I played around with it to make it look half decent.
However, I am pretty proud of how this song came out.
This is my set up for those who are gear heads.
Boss TU-2, Boss SD-1, Ibanez TS-10, Phase 90, Boss DM-2, Boss DD-3, Boss PN-2, Boss RV-3, Boss RC-50 Loop Sampler + 2 additional pedal switches (for custom programming). American Tele Highway One through an all tube Fender Blues Jr.