I write a lot about everyone else's music, other music companies, trends, marketing, and everything in between. Not this time...this time, it's all about me, baby!
So I found an old DVD from my very first guitar performance on stage. I haven't watched it in a while...but I finally converted the format and uploaded it.
All I can say is...Oh my.
I started playing guitar several years ago - admittedly, the first few years I only went because I thought my guitar teacher was cute. Just kidding (kind of) - I did take it seriously, but it did take me a while to get on any sort of stage. Once I started working more on the behind-the-scenes business-y stuff, the focus became on everyone else's music but my own.
I'm all for making fun of myself - so what better way to do it than to unleash this beast to the world. I think this is circa 2004ish (you can tell by my hair!). Make Note: I was about 20 pounds heavier, had zero rythym, looked way to serious, and clearly wanted another swig of my beer. That, along with my bad hair day, and it's definitely something for me to chuckle at, as well as be proud of.
This is me performing Nazareth's "Hair of the Dog" with local favorites - cover band Men Without Shame (Shameless plug: These guys have been one of Canada's top party bands for as long as I remember...there's no cover band that has a tickle truck full of crazy attire quite like these guys and I have never seen them play to anything less than a packed house).
I've got plenty of pictures, but this is the only video (at least that I know of!). So, without further ado...I present the ONLY footage of me playing guitar.
That's right, you better feel special.
Questions? Comments? Requests? Is it better or worse than I thought? Let me know!