It's been a very musical weekend.
Pictured at right is a Foster 7-string guitar. It's just like a traditional 6-string acoustic, but with the added rumble of a low-b string. It's an interesting beast to play. Lovely, really. I like that extra resonance in the low end, plus, if truth be told, I like singing with it. Here is a little recording from Soundcloud. I recorded the file below on my phone. Any tinnyness is purly because of the phone.
Saturday I wandered about and played at Blue Note. Sunday things took a very musical turn. I'm contemplating writing more hymns again. I used to do that somewhat regularly, but I fell out of the habit. I'm not particularly sophisticated sonically and that frustrates me. Alas. I'm pondering it again nonetheless. It would be a good practice to have and to offer my congregation in Palo Alto.
Sunday was mandolin-heavy. I played in Palo Alto with the kids and then went to St. Augustine Catholic Parish for their monthly evening service. It's a little praise and worship meets blues and jazz meets Wierd Al. Don't ask, but it's brilliant and I really enjoy playing with these people.
Now, the next trick is figuring out how to convince my wife that I need that 7-string guitar. This won't be easy.