i almost called today. how’s that for breaking news, eh?
moving on, people. man, whenever i say that i miss mr jones. but no man’s dead while his name is still spoken.
aside: i found a transcription for martin simpson’s “betsy the serving maid”. it’s not bad. (power tab format on ultimate-guitar if you’re interested) and no fucking wonder i coudln’t figure the goddamn thing out, i was trying dropped-D and DADGAD and it’s in some weirdass G tuning (DGDGCF# — seriously, what the fuck). also capo on V. aside to the aside: no actual clips of martin simpson on youtube, but here’s some dude who learned some of his stuff. aside to the aside to the aside: martin simpson is one of my mixtape secret ingredients. no one expects it. my top four songs that you should download (but i will unhelpfully not provide for you, because the man earns his money,) are: “the company you keep”, “betsy the serving maid”, “lord gregory” and “dreamtime”. I actually learned ‘the company you keep’ and ‘dreamtime’ but still kinda suck at them (actually dreamtime I got not too bad at…). if you buy an album (and you should, he’s seriously omfg great), i highly recommend his 1996 LIVE AT OXFORD album above all others (although “when i was on horseback” is a good 2nd).