The Lighter Notes: The Sole Staged Promo Shot
This is our one and only posed concept-style picture. The "bugle player" was added but the rest of it is legit. I'm not sure it captures what we're trying to do, but I guess it's kind of funny. Those are actual instruments dipped in the water, but they are of really bad quality. I bought that 12-string in New York City and got ripped off. The poles to adjust the bridge weren't parallel so the bridge wouldn't move. The action was so bad, Andre the Giant couldn't have pushed those strings down. I was crazy to have a 12-string like the Byrds sound, and it clouded my judgment. Later I would do the right thing and get a blonde Rickenbacker.
I used to keep the lousy guitar from New York out in plain view. I figured if someone broke in they might steal it, instead of something important.
Oh well. The picture doesn't quite do it for me. I mean we take the music pretty seriously and everything else less so. This makes it seem like a big joke, especially combined with the Lighter Notes name. I know that's a comedy phrase (On a lighter note) but I liked the absurd angle of musical notes being lighter when they don't weigh anything to begin with.
By the way, It looks like the Lighter Notes will be playing some pretty substantial gigs this year, so if you need our services, the time to act is now. One highlight last year was the Pioneer Square gig where they build the sand castles.
Although as Jimi said, "Castles built of sand fall into the sea eventually." I guess that's what's wrong. You wouldn't see Jimi Hendrix out in a raft on the Willamette doing a promo shot. Where's the dignity?