kind of a cross between Eno and Helter Skelter
I hate playing in public. I guess I should say that I hate what happens when I actually play in public. I’m terrible. Here’s how I see it: It’s like asking a superhero cartoonist if they can fight crime or better yet, asking a director if he/she can act. Some can, for sure.. I can’t. Well, I can.. I’m just bad at it. I’ve practiced a lot for short live solo gigs and they’ve all been disastrous. I like my studio songs.. I like that I can do a new song every day and that’s the skill I’m building right now. Maybe I’ll be in a new band someday. But right now.. it’s me, the mad scientist with poor social skills.
I did the research and this is apparently NOT the voicing that they used on the record. but I think it sounds more like it than the scholars’ conclusion. it includes a D that Paul played on the bass.. yeah, the wrong octave, but it’s there. so I think it’s the closest thing you can get on a single six string with no bass.. so nyeah. I’m sticking to it.
as for the diagram: I want to blow this up and frame it and hang it in my future (fantasy) studio so that guitarist Beatle fans will take one look and instantly like me and accept me as on of their own. they will chuckle and put beers in my hands and say how they wish we’d met earlier and we have much to talk about. then they’ll put on their favorite Beatle LPs (there is a fricking killer vintage high-end record player in my future fantasy studio control room and a fridge and a PS5) and we’ll all tell all our favorite Beatle stories, always agreeing that John was the best even though Paul was and is (Paul lives forever in my future fantasy world) great for reasons that are really not fair to compare with John’s skillset and imagination. Then we’ll say, gee, it’s 4am, where did the time go? then they’ll leave right after we make plans to start a band that doesn’t really sound like the Beatles, but stays true to all the great values that that band held dear like originality, catchiness, rocking backbeats, guitars are king, simple groovy drumbeats, innovation, imagination, experimentation and good old fashioned integrity in songwriting.
how’s that for a divertimento that took longer to read than the song I recorded in 36 seconds?
oh, and of course, all that above will never happen if they think I got the chord wrong. then the fantasy will end right after they say, “you got it wrong, man” and they leave thinking I’m a moron.