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OK, campers it’s been too quiet around here for a while now.
Maybe it’s because everyone’s avoiding me ever since in a previous thread I revealed many salacious details about my guitar-o-sexual leanings and then went on to call my fellow posters “my fellow wankers”, who knows?
Anyway, t’was all in good fun... as I hope shall be the next activity for my fellow, um, campers...
IT’S THE EDDIE LANG CHALLENGE! WITH GIANT HUNDRED DOLLAR PRIZE!
Here’s how it works!
You start by choosing your Nom de Plume, because entries will be judged by your peers here at Djangobook.com and we don’t want your popluarity here, or lack thereof in certain cases, be a factor.
(And please, DO NOT choose an obvious clanger like “Serbian Savant” ! We are going for anoymity here!)
OK! Now that you’ve done that, remember how Eddie always had those brilliant connecting runs that he would play between chords... as well exemplified by his legendary performance on the 1927 Bix Beiderbecke - Frankie Trumbauer side, “Singin’ the Blues”... take a listen...
or better still, the wonderful recording by the many of the same musicians, the immortal “I’m Comin’ Virginia”...
... this may well be a prehistoric area for a lot of guys who play GJ but hey, Eddie Lang’s brilliant contribution to American jazz is a history which all of us American players can be proud of.
So now that you are suitably inspired by Eddie’s example, here is the challenge.
You are going to take these two chords: Am and D7 (which BTW includes any flavour of A minor chord and any flavour of D7 dominant chord)
And clever little person that you are, you are going make up a clever little connector run...(like preferably one bar or two... please no more!)
... a connector run which would make Eddie Lang’s spirit, as well as the entire DB gang, say “Who da fuck was THAT?”
And then you are gonna record it.
And then you are going to PM me with your email address so we can arrange for you to email me your recording...
And to preserve your anonymity, I will post your little recording here on this thread using your Nom de Plume.
That everybody can hear it and then click the “LIKE” button if they choose.
And then together we will try to figure out who won... and the winner gets the glory, plus a hundred dollar gift certificate from Djangobooks.com!
(NOTE: The cash prize replaces the previously mentioned trophy which is just too much @#$% bother!)
If this thing flies, we can do this every year!
(If it’s a big flop, then we’ll just quietly forget about it, OK?)
so, what do you say, campers!
Are you in?
Do ya wanna have some FUN...?