I'm Learning This Song

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Which is kind of cool, since the Talking Heads has a female bass player who also played the same instrument I have in the early days of the band.

So really, there's no reason I shouldn't be able to play Psycho Killer just like Tina.

Yeah, right.

10 comments:

Carol Elaine said...

So CNN scares the crap out of us about a tornado touching down in Parker, CO and you mention nothing about it?

I guess that means y'all are okay.

Phew!

(I was going to email you, but I can't seem to find your email address.)

Eric said...

I remember reading an interview with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth about fifteen or maybe even twenty years ago. (For those who don't know, the Talking Heads' drummer and bassist are married.) Anyway, they had this cute story about how they bought one of their young boys a bass guitar one year for a present--Christmas of a birthday or something. Seems the little boy was a bit miffed by it, though.

"That's a girl's instrument," he says.

I've always thought it was a funny story just because I can only imagine the child of one of the craftiest bass players in rock history just taking it for granted that mommies play bass and daddies play drums--well, duh, right? Not even realizing at that age that mommy is super cool.

Anne C. said...

I'm with Carol Elaine. We'll have to assume you're OK, by the fact that you posted normally. Unless, of course, you had it on a time delay...

Jim Wright said...

Senior Chiefs don't fear tornadoes, in fact, they barely notice them.

And thanks, I was wondering what the sound track in the shop would be today - The Talking Heads, excellent choice, Janiece.

Carol Elaine said...

See, that's where I went wrong, Jim. I was merely raised in the Navy, and my dad was an ET Class 1 when he left the Navy for the third and final time, so there were no senior chiefs from whom I could learn their fearless ways. So I see "tornado" and "Parker, CO" in the same news report and instantly go on "How are Janiece and the Smart Guys doing?!" alert.

And then I think, "Stay away from the convention, tornadoes!" 'Cause I got friends there this week, ya know. And the whole, "Obama and Biden can't get killed in twister because then McCain'll get the presidency by default" thing, even though Obama's not going to be in Denver for a few days.

What can I say? I'm a worrier.

Also, Talking Heads? Most excellent. Eric, that is one of the coolest things I've ever read.

Janiece Murphy said...

Eric, I liked that story, too.

A couple weeks ago I was upstairs practicing the one song I know (U2's With or Without You), jamming out and singing along. At one point I turn around, and there's the Smart Boy, leaning on the door jam with his arms crossed with a big grin on his face. I said hello, and he said, "Go, Mom!"

I'm a bass-playing Mama!

Jim Wright said...

Go Mom?

A teenager who approves of his mother's embarrassing hobby? That kid really is a smart boy. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim, the fact that I don't play in public might have something to do with it. :)

Jim Wright said...

don't play in public

Not yet, anyway. But you know that might make a good motivator.

Clean up your room, Smart Boy, or the band and I will do 70's show tunes at your prom....how about the theme from Baretta? Bow chicka bow bow.

Janiece Murphy said...

Shaft!

Who's the black private dick

That's a sex machine to all the chicks?

(Shaft!)

You're damn right


Now that's embarrassing.