Videotron is officially done, so I’d like to introduce Decover. Similar pedigree but this time based on a free/improvised cover of a “real” song, known or unknown.
As a first shot I picked up another thing stuck into the past: Complaint song (ex-Camper song) which is a song I wrote back in 2003 and never finished to rewrite and reinterpret through a couple of Videotrons.
A special Videotron featuring a unique guest: Mr Y (my anonymous friend from Brittany) on the hidden guitar. Let’s be honest, the initial “happening” happened just before this, unexpectedly, and obviously without a recording, so we tried again, with a recording. It’s been different but we had pleasure, fun, no pain, and we don’t want glory as we know the consequences.
I’ve been trying to do a new videotron for months, but too much preparation kill the idea. So this one hasn’t been prepared and I’ve got a thought: should I do it more often so it gets better? I think it’s required for my own sake.
During last week’ Bobby McFerrin gig – amazing by the way – I got an idea, and a name for this idea: Videotron. I can’t really sort out why I choose this name but I liked it.
The idea of recording some kind of improvised performances – whatever it is: music, drawing, dance, singing, speaking, … – was there for a long time. So watching Bobby being so natural, free, happy (and he didn’t worry) in front of hundreds of people certainly make the connection in my mind to do something with these “happenings” that I generally share only with people in the same room as me.
For this first attempt I started with not much in mind, just my guitar in hands, until I saw Paul Arden’s best seller “Whatever you think, think the opposite“. So I really started from there and you might find that bad or not bad. Anyway, it just happened!