BLOGGING AND VLOGGING FROM CANADA'S BEST KNOWN UNDISCOVERED OLD WHITE BLUESMAN

Friday, December 31, 1999

Christmas 1999

There was a party at Daisy DeBolt's and there I found myself face to face (guitar to guitar) with Tony Quarington. I played a couple of simple tunes - mostly tunes I hadn't played in quite a while when maybe I should have stuck to tunes that I know. Tony turned to me at one point and said "play one of your own tunes" and do you think I could come up with something appropriate??? Of course, driving home I start to think of all the tunes I could have pulled out (Tip of the Day: Always have a couple of easy-to-follow originals to pull out at the least provocation). Then it was Tony's turn and he launched into a jazz tune that was so full of chords that looked so alien to me it might as well have been a different instrument. I felt like putting away my guitar for good!