365 DotU, Day 72 Digs Out Another Obscure Cut

This has been a bad week or two for posting for two reasons:

1) BUSY!

Yah. That second one’s the real trouble. I think I’ve run out of easy songs that I like. Almost all that’s left on my original list of ideas is a bunch of stuff that’s going to take time and careful thought and a lot of practice. No more getting a bunch done in one day and then pre-scheduling the blog entries. It’s all bloody uphill from here.

For today, I dug out another obscure song from a band only I seem to remember — the awesomely named Toad the Wet Sprocket. Seriously, can you go wrong with a name like that?* They had a couple of decent hits back in the early 90s (fans of Friends will recognize at least one of their songs). I had originally planned to do a couple of their songs, but neither of the original tunes I had in mind turned out to be cover-ready at my current skill level on the guitar. I ended up doing today’s tune — “I Will Not Take These Things For Granted” — mostly because it was the easiest of the bunch for me to adapt to my particular limitations. It’s a pretty little thing, and I’m fond of it.

If anyone’s got any other ideas for me to try, please let me know! I am sooooo stumped right now. I’m seriously considering adapting songs from musicals. You do NOT want to hear my folksy take on the Phantom of the Opera.

Seriously. You just don’t.

Save us all from my bad taste in musical theatre and suggest a song today!

*Answer: No. You cannot. It came from a Monty Python sketch and is therefore immune to all criticism.


About L. M. Bernhardt

For a good long while (15 years or so), I taught philosophy at a little private university in northwest IA, and occasionally branched out into playing music, dabbling in photography, experimenting with food, and writing nonsense on my blog. The philosophy teaching part ended in 2017 (program elimination via prioritization), but never fear! I've just finished my MLIS at San Jose State University, and I'm currently on the market looking for new adventures in either philosophy or LIS. For now, I labor at a fairly interesting administrative job in order to support my dogs in the lavish manner to which they've become accustomed.
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