Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stupid Harp Tricks # 1

OK, now check out the photo below taken by Miltonian Enterprises of me and guitarist Tim Sherman at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Seattle's Pioneer Square.  I don't know when this photo was created, but Tim looks like he just came from a wedding reception or something.

This was the night when I discovered that if I blew harp in my left hand and held my mic up to my right ear, I could get this really awesome distant echo harp sound out of my amp.  Who woulda thunk it!?

But wait, there's more!  When I use this technique, it causes Tim to fall asleep, right on the stage! 
I know, I should use this superpower for good, not evil.  It would be fun to detune his guitar while he's sleeping, but the effect wears off as soon as I stop playing harp.  Say, wait a minute...! 


Silver said...

You could write FREEBIRD on his forehead with a Sharpie!

Ray Varner said...

Big Walter used to place the mike on his throat just under his jawline. I tried it. You get a very interesting tone, especially if you're tongue blocking.
Uncle Ray