Monday, April 21, 2014

I Don't Believe in Voodoo But...

November 29, 2012


For the last few days I've been working on a track that I salvaged from demos for what would become my first solo album back in the 80's

For the last few days I've been working on a track that I salvaged from demos for what would become my first solo album back in the 80's. These are some of the ideas I played for Bowie when we had our first Let's Dance meetings. Two days ago I dreamed I was playing with Bernard Edwards and Tony Thompson, my ex-CHIC bandmates who've both died long ago. I realized my dream could come true by playing with them on these old demos. I had played guitar on the demos in the 80's so I jammed along with myself too! It sounded pretty amazing.

I'm going to Japan soon, which always makes think about Bernard Edwards, he passed away there after our last concert together. Maybe that's why I had this music dream? Today, I listened to what I had played and it blended with my original guitar perfectly. The guitar I'd used was given to me by Johnny Marr of the Smiths, because my Fender Stratocaster called The Hitmaker is being repaired. Today I had a phone call with Johnny. I had no idea he was in New York or that I would wind up recording with his signature guitar. I Don't Believe in Voodoo But...

 


Bowie and me in the studio - I'm wearing the vest from the cover of my first solo album


The back cover of my first solo album


Artist's rendering of Tony Thompson, me,   Bernard Edwards


Some of the found "Lost Tapes"


Nile   Nard April 96 Budokan - Bernard's Final Show


The guitar I'd used was given to me by Johnny Marr of the Smiths


Here I'm performing live with my 1959/60 Stratocaster nicknamed The Hitmaker


Today I had a phone call with Johnny. I don't believe in Voodoo but...