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Geert Bevin - I'm Gonna Wait

Geert Bevin includes the new Minimoog Model D in his minimal live setup. Here the Minimoog app appears to be sequenced by a Linnstrument, while he sings and plays acoustic guitar.

Video Description:

I've been slowly working on a new solo music repertoire and figuring out how to play it live with a minimum of gear. Yesterday I finally took the decision that I'd just use whatever gear I've worked on, since I'll have that with me when I'm traveling anyway.

This video is a new song, called "I am gonna wait", performed and recorded live in one take as if I would be on stage. Please let me know what you think!

LYRICS

“I am gonna wait”

You hold the answer inside your hand
Maybe you should just let it open
Have the wind carry your plan
You might stumble and fall

Look where tears have never been
Some trails won’t end in sorrow
Find dreams you’ve never seen
Maybe this time you will not fall

So I, I am gonna wait
And I, I am gonna wait

Every day I fear
That you’re too broken
That we will never see
The gates swing wide open

Why did I just dream?
What did I just say?
Who should I now be?

We’ll build a life that makes you blossom
Help you to grow, not just hang in there
Sow all the seeds to live as lovers
There’s no reason for you to fall

So I, I am gonna wait
And I, I am gonna wait

Every day I fear
That you’re too broken
That we will never see
The gates swing wide open

Why did I just dream?
What did I just say?
Who should I now be?

Reader Comments 1

I can remember .. it was the year 1987 .. and I was the keyboard player in a popular So.Cal. nightclub/restraunt cover band. My rig at that time was a Roland Jupiter 8/Yamaha DX7/Casio FZ1 16bit sampler all stacked on a single silver Ultimate Support triple tier stand. We were working as the house band for Casey's Saloon for several months .. a popular club for a mixed demographic in Orange, CA, doing mostly KROQ type covers (Madonna, INXS, Smiths, etc.) Halfway through that gig I decided I was going to bring my Apple IIe to the gig and sequence a couple of Madonna synth bass parts with Passport Designs Mastertrack Pro software. Our schedual at that gig was Wed. through Sat. (9pm to 1:30am) So on Wed. I got the computer all set up and we ran through a sound check with it and it worked great! My hands were now free to cover other parts. By Sat. though the computer would no longer be there .. no it didn't get stolen, the problem was the audience .. which just got worse by Friday night well into the evening when everybody was nice and .. ehh .. relaxed ;) See the problem was people were not use to computer monitors being on stage, and it seemed that at every 15min break we had, I or my other band mates were getting criticized for having a computer on stage and not playing the parts. Finally by the end of Friday night I was asked by management to take the computer home and leave it there .. which I did cause .. well I needed to eat ya know lol. It would be over another decade before the sight of a computer monitor on stage would become acceptable .. but by then I was no longer doing club gigs .. only occasional studio and church gigs. I'm glad to see today the widely accepted use of iPads and laptops on stage. Geert's use here of his iPad is exemplary of how the technology can augment the performance without taking away from the personality and intimacy of the performer. I just wish the small flat little iPads were around back then in 87 .. then I could have easily just hidden it and nobody would know the better lol.
April 17, 2018  | person_outline cloudswimmer
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