I try to sing and play the guitar simultaneously. I've wired a guitar to also play the (fake) bass, under the low E string. I can control a drum machine with a footswitch, to start and stop playing, and add fills that transition to another drum pattern. Basically, I can perform a facsimile of a power trio rock band, completely live, in one take -- just like Bert from Mary Poppins. Before chopping off the quiet at the beginning and end of the audio file, and adding a bit o' reverb for good luck, the performance lasted for four minutes and thirty-five seconds.
For the past week, and for next 11 days, I have been slowly releasing my cover of Radiohead's "Fake Plastic Trees" on Instagram, 15 seconds at a time. While the song took less than five minutes to record, it'll take a while to fully play on the Internet.
I could always just release the entire performance as a whole, which I will probably do in the future, but for now, I get to produce 15-second short films that each sort of tell a 15-second story, to varying degrees of success. Here are first seven parts of this eighteen-part series:
Part 2 of 18: A year ago, I wired a #guitar to play #fakebass under the low E string. This year, I eagerly anticipate @mach1andy's #ALittleThunder pickup, so I can have bass notes under the A string, too, and I can swap out the octave pedal for maybe an overdrive pedal. #radiohead #fakeplastictrees 🎸🎶
I'll try to remember to post the rest of the song, sometime next month.