New vid: High & Dry out today

New vid: My cover of High And Dry by Radiohead



Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88L0D4UFl9Q

Guitar Tab finally available for this song at http://jongomm.com/guitar-tabs  Every technique is explained. It’s a complete walkthrough guide to the song.

High And Dry is the 7th video from from the Acoustic Asylum series. Get the song and album and Pay What You Want from http://jongomm.com/music
Also on iTunes http://j.mp/iTunesGomm or Google Play http://j.mp/GooGom or Amazon http://j.mp/AmzGomUSA 

I've been playing this song for the best part of two decades. For my very oldest fans and friends, this is the one they think of when they think of me, even though it's a cover. I love the song deeply. I’ve always been convinced it’s about Gene Kelly's character in the movie "Viva Kneivel!", an alcoholic ex-stunt motorcyclist. 

Performance wise, this arrangement channels Michael Hedges maybe more than anything else I've ever come up with. Not just the guitar techniques, but the vocal, even the bare feet. 

I've played it better than this, but I've played it worse. It's kinda slow: I was a bit bipolar, so I'm dragging it back, fighting myself, and I probably over-compensated. Maybe that makes it me.
 

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  • Tony Nelson

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    Are you planning on touring the west coast of USA? You cancelled the one in Oregon a while back! been dying to see you! can hardly wait!

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    Hello John I saw your gig at Brudenell Social Club & was blown away ...not just by the incredible music ( wow- the percussion tapping on the guitar..) but also by things you said in between the songs....I am sure this is very cheeky...( You don't ask, you never find out ) but I am arranging a big birthday party at Left Bank in Leeds LS6 on a Saturday late April 2018....Is there any chance you could play please ? Family members have had mental health issues, which is a reason I really respected your comments.....All the best, either way..............

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