Thursday, June 26, 2008

How Long Must We Sing This Song?

Rough timeline for our usual Wednesday worship:

We show up at 6:15pm.
We are set up by 6:25.
Soundcheck and the solving of technical problems until 6:35.
Run-through and the solving of musical problems until 6:55.
Prayer and back to places.
Worship starts at 7pm.

If we're lucky, and yesterday we were. By lucky, I mean prepared. So the run-through was done early.

Our drummer is a keys guy who can point the skins on occasion, and he takes whatever time he can to get practice, as he has no kit at home. So, he took the extra time to hit a few grooves.

Second one was quite obvious to me. I knew that song. I've known that song for 25 years. So I start playing my part. F# minor, A major, D major 6, in a clean and trebly tone.

And the other guitarist joined in.

When it was over, the drummer claimed he didn't know he was playing "Sunday Bloody Sunday" by U2. But that's what we were playing, and playing well.

1 comment:

MooPig_Wisdom said...

*chuckling* That is a great anecdote. Makes me feel good. Our drummer back in church would drop "orange sunshine" [his name for some pill he took] every time he and his girlfriend had a fight... which was almost every Saturday night.

I love church, and I love this story of yours.