Making music with two tape recorders as a kid,
layering up a naive multi-track,
with my Les Paul Copy
And Marie’s acoustic…
And my vocal strained through
a built-in mic…
a wicker wear washing basket
beaten with wooden spoons,
providing paltry percussion.
And thirty years later
with my ejay system,
and my cool pro sampler,
I could lay down 16 tracks at once…
Such a beautiful enticing adventure,
but the state of the art
Is no better than the home-made,
If you don’t have the musical talent.
No matter how much you wish for it.
Copyright Dale Beck 2018