While Will is away at the fire station, I always find things to fill my time and not get so down. With the wedding, it was tons of wedding things, now I’ve picked up my bass and/or my running shoes and either do an extra long workout or learn a new song. I did both last night.
I had decided earlier in the day I wanted to learn ‘I Wish’ by Stevie Wonder. When we were on our honeymoon, and it was our first moments on board, we had a drink on the top deck, viewed the grey, wet Vancouver skyline and instantly felt relaxed. What was playing in the background on the giant outdoor screen? Stevie Wonder’s 2008 live concert titled, “Live at Last”. I am a fan of Stevie, and at the moment we were enjoying ourselves, some of his biggest hits were playing. Whenever I hear that music now, I think of how happy we were on our honeymoon and the excitement of being on a cruise.
One of the big hit in the background was ‘I Wish’, which many young ens may recognize as the sample for the terrible Will Smith rap in, what, 2000(?), “Wild, Wild, West”. Sweet jesus. So, so bad.
But if you’ve ever heard the original, which is a great song, it has a killer bass line that walks all over the board and definitely defines funk. And feeling sentimental and wanting to relive those feelings again, I picked up my bass, found the song (and the tabs, yes I cheat), and began playing.
This is the song:
Very relentless bass line. Sure enough, a couple hours of working at it (with dinner interspersed), I got it. And what a song! Lots of fun. So much fun, I got this:
I got blisters on me fingers! I am proud of all my blisters. It means I rocked hard.
Now, is the song perfect? By no means, but does it sounds pretty good for a few hours of work. I’ll keep updating on my bass ventures. Off to practice!