Badd Jazz

We spent Saturday at Catalina. My camera had no battery change so I didn’t get any pictures ($%#@!), but other than that it was a nice day. We dove all four wrecks in the park, saw a few fish I rarely see (Giant Kelpfish in yellow and green, the guy on my homepage), and saw two fish I’d never seen before. One was a small round stingray, swimming along the reef at 15 feet. The other was an infant Garabaldi, his entire face and back covered with flourecent blue markings. There were a lot of moments where I thought, sigh, that would make a good picture. Oh look, that little blue fish is poking its head through the hold in the wreck, that would make a nice picture…

Another theme of the day was bad jazz. It was the weekend of the Catalina Jazz Festival, and there were jazz musicians and jazz fans everywhere. We could hear music coming out of the Casino, although I couldn’t hear it underwater like previous years. Many of the saxophone solos involved the guy alternating between two notes over and over and over. Real kindergarden stuff, but the crowd loved it. Craig Chaquico was one of the headliners. He was at our restaurant for lunch, and sitting 20 feet away on the ferry coming back. Go away, Chaquico!

I came home and wrote some bad jazz of my own. I had to test a a secret new TASCAM product for work. I can’t say what it is, but you can probably figure out that it doesn’t do much to help really bad guitar playing. I’m not even sure why I’m posting this, except to be mocked by Sarah. Enjoy.

Kickin It (2.8MB)

Comments (2)

  1. Sarah (reply)

    October 18, 2004 at 6:01 pm

    Jeff, I am so sorry I got behind on this one. I think this last week I’ve only looked at blogs while using the modem computer. I am actually impressed you threw this together for fun one day. About that note that wobbles (since it’s the same note, you must have meant for it to do that) — is that you or the software?

  2. Jeff (reply)

    October 22, 2004 at 11:19 am

    I had to listen to it again to hear what wobbles meant. You can do vibrato on a guitar three ways. Either bend the string repeatedly, rock your finger back and forth in the fret, or use a tremolo bar that moves the bridge back and forth. I think I used the first method.

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Published on: 10 October 2004
Posted by: jlaity
Discussion: 2 Comments