The Hearse Ride...
Friday, November 09, 2007
I was quite the prodigy . . .as my folks would say, you were playing Bach at age 6 ...but they didn't bring into account their over supervision . . I soon tired of reading music and let my true musical talent show itself at age 10.
I did quite an impromptu Postlude at the church I attended at the time . . .subbing for the associate organist ...who will remain nameless ..lol.
It was an improvisation on the (Thanksgiving) offertory hymn . . the title I cannot remember. I do remember it had the words A song of thanksgiving in it, but that could be many hymns . . .and since I can't type it out in staff, I don't see the point in recording my rendition of it.
Anyway .... I peaked a few heads that night . . . and soon became an associate organist.
I just liked being able to play the pipe organ, and quite a few times I played pop hits at the time, like Hall & Oats, Quincy Jones, The Brothers Johnson ....usually funk music...lol. I loved low Disco/Funky music ....and the Electronic music from the late 70's early 80's was cool, though I remeber plenty of protests against synthesizers, ...and look where they are now...lol...IDJUTS!!