Number 1 - managed 5k this evening. 46 minutes, I admit, but I bloody managed it. I will have to find a better route rather than the bizarre double figure of 8 I make around the village at the moment.
However the last track on the run was good old Les Paul....
Huh? No amps? Yup, when playing in a club, he would just plug into the mixing desk and PA. Nice.
He hated anything that got in the way of the string.
So why no video? Well, as well as multi-track recording, he found you could record at half speed, play the low notes, speed it back up and it sounds an octave higher. So.... you could play many fiddly guitar parts at half speed, lower down the neck, speed it up and sound amazing. In fact, as he was the first to do it, everybody else sounded like him.
Cartoon music, incindental music - all came out of studio jockeys trying to sound like Les.
And this happy little number is just the thing to cheer me up after a day of failed, crappy Google Chrome implementation at work. too many people trying to use a system without (a) the correct computers (b) the bandwidth (c) any training.
I am hiding tomorrow upstairs to keep away from the monkeys. Balls to that.
And tomorrow mornings run should be amazing. Got to beat the 5k, 46 mins.....
What do people then measure? Rate? Or "Pace"? More distance?
God knows. Not going to do a marathon. Have some more Les...