Monday, June 20, 2005

Cairns Day 49

I havn't been up to much lately except work and playing guitar. Work is going okay but I have 4 days off in a row (from sunday until wednesday). It's not bad having so many days oof except that:
a)there isn't too much to do that isn't free
b)I'm trying to save my money
c)By not working i"m making less money

So money is the key here. That being said, if anyone whould like to make donations to the "Give Budman Money" fund feel free to donate anything from 1$ to 1000$.

Guitar playing is getting really fun. I picked up a new lesson last thursday. Iotal, I am now know and/or still learning:
The basic chords - A,Am,C,D,Dm,E,Em,G,F
Power chords - For the sixth and fifth strings
The Chromatic Scale
The E Phygarian scale
The A Blues Scale
And I'm learning a handful of simple songs (mostly just the back ground chords, no melodies):
Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver/Chantel Kraviazuk
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrisson
Take it Easy - The Eagles
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
American Pie - Don McLean
Kiss Me _ Sixspence None The Richer
Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Have you Ever Seen the Rain - CCR
Still havn't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows

I can only plauy a few of them semi well and need work on the rest but for someone who's only played over 3 weeks, I'm doing OK. I'm really loving the guita playing and just spent the last 2 hours sitting under the shade by the lagoon and jamming. I think thats my new favorite thing to do when not working, hanging by the lagoon on a beautiful sunny, cloud-free day and just strumming away for a couple of hours. I stopped because I got hungry and my hand started to hurt.

Tomorrow i"m hoping to go see Batman Begins and maybe rent some movies with my friends Ben and Mandy. I'll write about any movies I see, so keep checking for updates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Josh,

Get back to playing...and stop being a wimp "oh, my hand hurts! Oh, I'm hungry"! In the School of Rock, nobody complains!!!
Hey if you keep it up, when you get back here we can for our own family band The Bud Brothers (start with tatoos on your knuckles J-O-S-H-U-A)

Now get back to practicing!