Some shameless self-promoting: self-portraits in guitar.
I guess it creates some sort of anticipation for music…
My acoustic version of M.D.C’s «I Remember»
I remember when I first went to school
They said, Don’t be a joker, don’t be a fool
Pledge your allegiance to the red, white and blue
Don’t expect your country to do nothin’ for you
They said your forefathers loved you
but I only had one
And I watched him die in the heat of the sun
Suckin’ up the bullets of a policeman’s gun
There was nothin’ I could do but stay away
In the U.S.A. you gotta take your chances
If you plan on stayin’ free
They call this the land of the living
But they’re trying to make a dead man out of me
I remember when I first hit the road
I was runnin’ from the lenders of the money I owed
Came to Austin, heard a knock at my door
Crossed another border and I’m runnin’ some more
They say they’re gonna get me but it ain’t happened yet
Burnin’ my fingers on my last cigarette
It’s time to remember time to forget
Nothin’ I could do but get away
I remember all the stories I heard
How a man’s supposed to be ’bout as free as a bird
My brother’s in prison, my father’s dead
Me, I’m tired of living with a price on my head
I wonder if there’s a place to be
In the whole wide country for a fella like me
Name’s in the paper, face on T.V.
Nothin’I can do but get away
Here’s a tune that Knut has contributed to. Knut plays an electric organ in this song. I play guitar, bass and sing. Sjur also plays guitar and sings, while Sjur’s friend plays the drums (I thought it was Ole when I published the video, but later remembered that it wasn’t him. I can’t remember the drummer’s name…)
I guess this photo could have been the cover art for an album. The guy playing guitar on the photo is Knut.
Knut and I met through mutual friends and he’s a guest musician on several of my ‘recordings’.
If you’re interested in listening, here’s a tune we recorded many years ago. This recording is from an early rehearsal of the song. The lyrics are based on a short story by Franz Kafka and the video has nothing to do with the song at all. It was just something I added so there’s something to watch while the song is playing.
You can find more music here: https://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/music/