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|Date:||3/21/2005 1:54:24 PM|
|Message:||I guess this is for everyone who has been looking for a way to play Mickey's music on other instruments. There have been two editions of an Acuff-Rose songbook floating around for the past thirty years. The arrangements were done by an elderly piano teacher Acuff-Rose hired to do the job when a printed version of sheet music was required to legally copyright a song. Mickey was always frustrated by what they came up with, because it never sounded like what he had written. It never occured to him that he played chords differently from the rest of us, and that his music theory was light years ahead of everyone else. He never challenged it, because he knew Wesley needed it for the copyright, and he didn't think "anyone in their right mind would try and play his songs on a piano." His words.. not mine.
There will possibly be some music available in the silent auction at the Gathering. Chris, with Jeff Staves' help, plans to work on a book of about twenty of Mickey's songs for a special edition of sheet music and tabulature (that's fancy for guitar writing). He's spent a lot of time working out the chord structure, and the strum patterns that gave Mickey his musical signature. It's about fourth on the project list, so I'm not making any promises about how long that is going to take. Given the extended time the DVD has taken, it could be a while.
Bob has promised th DVD this next month. I have seen the rough version, and Owsley is supposedly finishing it up as I write. Send positive energy Owsley's way.
After the DVD will come the first in a series of six children's books, "Little Blue Robin". Ted Cheavens has done a masterful job on the illustrations.
The third project will be a CD of illusive things Mickey cut over the year, and then judged to be 'no good'. He's not here to argue with us now, so the family will be the judge of that. There is enough material from Memphis and the infamous 'barn tapes' that there will probably be a two CD package. It's all in storage in Nashville, and Chris will be the lucky person who has to go and sit through the hours it will take to sort all that out.
The fourth project will be the music book.
Then come the rest of the children's books... if the first one sells.
That is the projection for Mountain Retreat for the next ten years. (: You all better be around at least that long!
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