Kort Khronicles 2/21/12
Yep, that is me on the left with the Converse Chuck Taylors and the hole in my jeans. This pic was taken somewhere near Patagonia, Arizona, and at this point, I had no idea what I was doing under the RV. But, even if you don’t know what you are looking at, sometimes you should still take a look. My minor complication had a minor complication. Luckily for all involved, we still made it back home to Colorado. My recent tour to Arizona and New Mexico had a lot of mishaps and unforeseen difficulties, but at the same time, the 3,000 mile tour had a lot of rewarding experiences. Earlier in the day, before the RV incident, I played a great gig at the Arizona Senior Academy. Now, I’ve played a lot of gigs in my career that start at 11:30, just not too many that start at 11:30 in the morning. Anyways, there was a Q & A half-way through my set, and one person noticed that through the course of the show, I had played bouzouki, banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica and asked “how do you remember all the different tunings for all the instruments you play?” I wasn’t really sure how to answer the question, because when I think about it, that is when I start to screw up. But as I started to explain each instruments unique tuning and how they relate to each other, I accidentally stumbled upon my answer! As I was describing the traditional Irish bouzouki tuning of ADAD, I had inadvertently said ADHD, which while it is not a traditional “tuning”, but rather a “disorder”, it is my own special “tuning” which makes it possible to keep all the “tunings” straight in my head. I’m glad I can share my “condition” in a positive way. Doctors might call it ADHD and advise me to fill my prescription at the local pharmacy. But my wife calls it “multiple-genre-split-instrumentality-disorder” or otherwise known as MGSID. I prefer to self medicate by playing a lot of instruments and writing and recording songs.
…And lately I’ve experienced some positive results.
My good friend and co-writing compadre James Moors and I have just recently finished recording our new album titled “Gravity”. We are launching a kickstarter campaign to help fund this new recording. The official release of the new Moors & McCumber CD is May 1st 2012. We would love your support in helping us get this new CD out into the world. One recent review has this to say about the collection of songs: “The songs that make up the new CD deal with some heavy subjects, hence the title, Gravity, but they are not heavy-hearted. Even though there is no shortage of ‘sad’ songs, these ‘sad’ songs offer a mature, seasoned take on the theme and will probably be some of the most uplifting ‘sad’ songs you’ll ever hear.” Please check out our Kickstarter page to learn more.