Today was one of those days that I’ll remember . . . not so much because of camp (though today was a fun day), but because I was at camp. Specifically, I was in the parking lot when I heard the knews that Michael Jackson passed away. While heading home at midnight after a full day and 4hrs of sleep, I gave myself a healthy dose of Thriller and Off the Wall for company. I think the cops who were strategically placed to intercept speeders at my second to last turn towards home could hear me singing to “Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough.”
Casey’s Camp Jam Hour
Teaching: Repertoire (Slightly oddball tunes of the modernish variety)
• Land’s End (D) by Tim O’Brien. 3 part jig with an intricate 3rd part. Long been one of my favorites and beginning to surface in jam circles.
• Up on the High Road (Em) by Tim O’Brien. 2 part tune with lyrics. It’s a haunting melody with very interesting chord changes. There are also lyrics though we didn’t tackle singing.
• Big Country (E) by Béla Fleck. AABA tune with very lyrical (and at times syncopated) melody…not your standard 4/4 fiddle tune. Great harmonic movement to accompany a more flowing melody.