Another Tool cover. I’ve always found “jimmy” to be one of their most emotionally powerful songs, though it’s not usually the first song that comes to mind when you think of Tool.
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Something that happens to me often when I’m writing for solo guitar, is that I start imagining other instruments in my mind, sometimes coming up with a totally different arrangement. I’m used to imagining a whole band when I’m composing, so it’s hard to prevent that from happening.
It’s no secret that I haven’t been playing too many shows lately. Part of the reason is that I’ve been rethinking my approach to how I do concerts.
I’ve always preferred it when a concert is more than a setlist of songs, but an experience. Let’s call it the Pink Floyd/Tool approach to concerts, though it’s a little more challenging to do that with a small budget and solo guitar.
Here’s a new song from my upcoming album. It started out as a very strange and difficult experiment with quintuplets, but in the end I simplified it and focused on groove and feel. The title comes from a line in Planetary, one of my favorite comic book series. Hope you like.
I released this as a single last year, but I actually wrote it almost 10 years ago. It was part of a set of songs I was working on at the time that never really saw the light of day. I was just experimenting a lot and trying new things. Some of it worked, some of it not so much.
My sad power ballad. I originally released this on the two-song Jackson EP. The tuning is also very similar to “Jackson“: G G D G Bb Eb.