Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to the first live performance of Same Old Brain (a song I wrote a few weeks ago for the Coursera songwriting course with the legendary Pat Pattison from Berklee). This was recorded live without a safety net at the Artel Lounge Bar & Restaurant in lovely McLaren Vale, South Australia (it’s fantastic wine country for those of you unfamiliar with the region — make sure you go pay them a visit if you ever make it down under and tell them Ferg sent you).
I’ve put the recording up on SoundCloud so hopefully clicking on the link below should take you straight there.
Is it a bit hesitant? Does the band initially get lost in the bridge? Er … well, yes. But that’s live music, innit?
The recording features audience participation in the form of ambient percussion (some really impressive chair-scraping).
Final verdict? Not a complete trainwreck. It will mellow with age, I’m sure.
Same Old Brain (c) 2013 AL Ferguson (Fergus Maximus)
Performed by Fergus Maximus at Artel Lounge Bar & Restaurant, McLaren Vale, South Australia on Sunday, 19 May 2013
Guitar: Kym Perry
Bass: Jamie Harrison