Friday, April 21, 2006
Bobby Lightfoot has an absolutely stunning series of posts going on, in which he blogs in exquisite detail th' process of composing, arranging and recording a song-in-progress, titled "I Could Try." I don't know how long th' series is going to be -- he's up to th' fourth installment now -- but right now he's tracking th' rhythm section and planning th' bass part. In th' end, we'll get to hear th' finished song.
I guarantee it'll be as exquisite as the rest of his stuff. (You can sample a few songs in his right column, under "Streaming Bobby".)
It's a master-class in musicianship, like watching over Brian Wilson's shoulder and having him explain at length his thinking and the technical process of creating a beautiful thing. Don't be put off by the music-theory jabber -- just let that wash over you if you don't talk Muso.
Way worth it.