By Jim Fusco:
My LAST post of the year is the my last entry into our “Session a day” project. I can’t believe it’s over, but I also can’t believe that it took this long to get where we are! I mean, yes, we’ve gotten some success, but it certainly hasn’t been overnight. We’re talking over a year now! But, I do see many great signs of progress every day here on the best music video blog ever created. Tell your friends- tell your enemies- tell everyone!
Tonight, I bring you a classic tune off of the album that Peter Griffin asked, “You what was huge? ‘Frampton Comes Alive.’ Honestly, was there even one person you knew who didn’t have that record?” It’s so true. I went out and got a copy on CD a few years back. I’m not a huge fan of long, drawn out, jam sessions, so the concert was of limited enjoyment to me. But, I did get a few great songs off of this album, especially because the famous versions are from that concert. I first bought a copy of a Frampton Greatest Hits, but it had the studio version of “Show Me the Way”. The version everyone knows is the live version! And then, I had always heard the studio version of “Baby I Love Your Way” on the radio. Guess what? The live version graced that disc. I was pissed. That actually happened to me once before with a Neil Diamond greatest hits album. I so desperately wanted the studio version of a certain song and the collection only had the live cut. This was back in the days before iTunes and commercially available mp3s, so no help there.
I really enjoy “Baby I Love Your Way”. It’s a simple song- no odd stops or middle eights or guitar solos- but it gets the sentiment across well and has a nice, recognizable tune. I had fun playing this one. I’m always concerned that I look angry while I’m playing these songs. That is, angry or just very hurt. I have to catch myself on things like that. For this video, I had to do about ten takes (only one other full one) to get it right. I kept putting the wrong emphasis on words or I would look in the camera and notice I had this scowl on my face. Ah, the Laptop Sessions…
THANK YOU to all who have supported us in our efforts to bring you a cover song a day for the entire year of 2008! We’ll be donig a video a week (each) next year, but to make up for the slower schedule, we’ll be writing articles, posting music reviews, and adding the chords to your favorite songs so you can play along! Have a GREAT New Year. My next scheduled post won’t be until Tuesday, January 6th, but I don’t think I can be away for that long, so I’ll be on here, redesigning the homepage for the site for the new year and new schedule. Until then!