I found this recording in the Voice Memos app on my phone back in early June when I was looking for something else.
What I think of as an “audio snapshot,” it was dated February 22, 2019 and titled “Blue Friday.” Check it out!
“Not bad,” I thought after giving a listen, “but it could use a B section.”
So, having some time, I picked up the sultry siren that had been occupying the guitar stand next to my desk since March… my Fender “Custom 90’s” Telecaster…
… and went to work.
The new B section was completed on June 12, 2020 and pencil sketched on pg. 18 of Volume 4 of my Passantino Music Papers notebooks.
When I could play the piece well enough to attempt an “official” recording, I decided to use my Tele for the voice of “Blue Friday.” This was a major break – Ooo! – with my long-standing tradition of using an acoustic guitar for documenting my instrumentals.
But I’m very glad that I did!
Listen for yourself.
Finally, in July, I wrote out a complete Guitar Tablature transcription of “Blue Friday,” thinking that maybe someday another guitar player might want to try their hand at my little composition…
…or, that I would eventually write about “Blue Friday” on sixstrstories.
Guess I was half right, so far.