Never Learned to Blaaathe

Thursday, November 16, 2006

I've been spending an awful lot of time with Dominic Major lately. For Dominic and Sarah's Jack and Jill party, I decided to write new lyrics for the Kindly Ones song "Never learned to love". This song postulates that Dominic will be sad on Sarah's wedding day because when he wrote it, Dominic couldn't predict that he would be the groom.

It's just a wee bit out of date, so the plan was to make an up-to-date version.

I didn't have a thought of changing the music, and in fact I figured it would be a good challenge learning to play that song exactly as Dominic does.

But Major suggested we should try changing the style while we were at it, and so we settled on doing it reggae-style. So we spent weeks rehearsing it.

Only to flub it on the big night because we let Dominic and Sarah play with us, and they had no idea what we were doing.