Sunday, October 25, 2009

sometimes I run out of things to say

I am pretty sure that a guitar is maybe my best purchase I have ever made. This includes the recent maternity unitard that actually isn't a maternity unitard that I acquired from Lululemon. And this also includes the shirt I just bought at a thrift store that was so perfect for my Halloween costume that I decided to overlook the fact that it is a maternity XL, pretty much the largest women's shirt I could find, and will simply jerry-rig it to make it work, Tim Gun style.

But the shoes to go with it.

They might not be able to be made to work, sorry to say.

They are a little too tight in the toes and I am just past the point in my career of being a woman where I want to sacrifice foot comfort for vanity. Even costume vanity.

Good thing they were $3.99.

But back to the guitar.

Bear in mind that I am not a guitarist. Not really. I am a pianist who bought a guitar seven or so weeks ago so I could write in my room.

Or in a stairwell.

But I wouldn't mind being a guitarist at some point. It's a beautiful instrument with all those hard curves and the strings and the sound of them sliding between chord changes.

Anyway, this is a song I recently wrote...I don't have a title yet, and it's probably still a work in progress, but here you go anyway. Oh, and (spoiler alert!) I especially like the part at the end when the security guard walks through...


peaj said...

First, I am assuming that that is the stairwell, and that you don't have security guards wandering through your tiled hotel room.

Second, at the end, where you say "Thank you" - is that because he tossed a few bucks into your guitar case? Because he should have.

Looking forward to the pics of your Halloween creativity.

Mama Bear said...

the last time I bought clothes for a costume at a thrift store was when you and I dressed up as an Old Man and Old Woman Costume and walked around all night saying "Excuse me Sonny" because we didn't know what else old people said. I still have a great picture from that night!!

What are you going to be for Halloween?

christine said...

That was great getting to hear you sing, it was really beautiful. And how cool that you can play the guitar now too : )

Mom said...

What a really pleasant surprise and gift to be able to hear & see you sing this morning at breakfast. Wow! I loved your song and your guitar playing is really coming along well!

Jessica Latshaw said...

Peaj--ha! I wish he tipped me! He did tell me it sounded nice, though, so there's that. And yes, I was in the stairwell--I play in stairwells a lot.

Jamie--I wonder at what point people reach the age when the only thing they say is "excuse me, sonny!?"
And there are a group of us going as the Gilligan's Island crew--guess which one I am going to be?

Christine--thanks so much--I miss getting to play my songs for you right away:)

Mom--thanks! the nice thing about being on tour is that I get a lot of time to practice!

Sarah said...

Jess!!! I love your song!!!! i was so excited to get to hear your voice and your guitar playing!! i love it!!! you are such a good songwriter's beautiful:)

beingawesome said...

And this is where i say to you .. HOLY CRAP. You Latshaws.. gah.. and your songwriting.. *sigh*..

Amazing song for a work in progress there lady.

Melodies are superbly solid and it just flows really well.

Mandy and Jack said...

Wait... what? That was you not being able to play the guitar? What? WHAT?

Amazing. Beautiful. Magical.

jason said...

Really nice!! I like the song very much. Add me to the group of people impressed by the guitar playing.

Jessica Latshaw said...

thanks, everyone--that's really, REALLY nice of you to say and I am happy to share my music with you:)

James Ricardo The Actor said...

I love you, the song, and the video! Awesome!

jendale12 said...

Jess...I've been following your blog for some time now and am really enjoying it. And i have to say i've watched this video more than 10 times and have been singing this song all day!

Jessica Latshaw said...

Jen--that is so sweet of you--both that you read this blog and that you've listened to this song! I miss you, girl! xoxo

kathiek said...

Beautiful, Jess. Thanks for sharing it.