Author: Bob Ralian
The Long and Winding Road
“Great, so in summary, circle.” “Got it, triangle.” “Right. Triangle.” “Ha ha! ‘Right triangle.’ Good one.” “Squarres.” “No… not triangle. Circle.” “Right… I hear you. I’m saying the same thing. Triangle.” “No, we’re not saying the same thing.” “I dunno. Sounds pretty risky. Normally we do squarres and they never fit. Can you prove that…
Writing Lots of Music Lately
Been a while. Let’s see, what’s top of mind? I’ve been writing a ton of music lately. I can hardly get it recorded fast enough. I found some local singer-songwriter friends, and we’ve been encouraging each other. And we’re playing frequently at a local open mic. For some reason I seem to be blocked on…
Lonely Stranger – Acoustic Cover
This song is originally by Eric Clapton. The recording has some rough spots, but it’s close enough for horseshoes. A flawed cover of a song by a flawed man. Playing on a Cordoba Spanish guitar. I need to figure out a better camera angle to get both hands in view.
Storybook Love (Acoustic Cover)
Storybook Love – acoustic cover. Originally by Mark Knopfler, and probably best known as the theme to The Princess Bride.
Love Me Tender
Love Me Tender, by Elvis Presley.
Pure Imagination (acoustic cover)
I’m planning to post one recording every week. This week I’m doing Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It’s a really beautiful song, and I can’t help playing it when I pick up a classical guitar.
Creep (ukulele cover)
Mom advisory: explicit lyrics Ukulele cover of Creep by Radiohead. Warning: Explicit lyrics. I’m using a comics filter because otherwise I can’t stand to watch a video of myself. I changed the lyrics in the second verse because I felt like it and I’m a grown-ass man that can make my own choices.
Just an acoustic cover of No Surprises by Radiohead. #music
Stoic Save Points
While on vacation with my family, I had a rare moment of solitude at the beach. My wife and kids were at the house getting snacks. It was warm, and I was laying back in a lounge chair in the shade. I closed my eyes and focused on the sensations around me. I could hear…