So I gave up. I don't like the idea of a years worth or recovery again.
But, not to totally waste the opportunity, I played some different stuff. I'm due for a re-record of some of my earlier posted songs. Unfortunately the hand cramping didn't help, so both the songs did not meet my "stringent" requirements for what I will allow on my youtube channel. But, my mates here (that's you) don't mind so much if my videos aren't up to scratch, so rather than throw away the videos I'll just post them on the blog channel! :)
First up was "Wish You Were Here", which I fumbled too many times through (one take), the tempo was not acceptable, dropped some key melody notes, basically I wasn't happy. Mostly, I was happy, so it's probably worth a look.
Interestingly, when I posted it, Warner Chappell immediately flagged it and claimed it. Bugged me a bit, so I deleted it, renamed it, and uploaded it again. Warner Chappell immediately claimed it again. Interesting - youtube actually parses the audio and checks if it matches claimed songs. Worth noting. I'll take it as a compliment (I play the song so well and true to form that it pattern matches) but in future if I upload a pattern matched song first I'll upload the video without audio, claim it for myself, and then upload the audio. Ha ha, schneaky :)
Second up was the ever increasing/ongoing Dark Side of the Moon. Again, hand was still cramping somewhat, even more dropped melody notes, bad tempo - my phone rang at one stage making a racket, I ignored it but it really threw me, played wrong chords and stuff, ha ha. So you'll see a botched Great Gig in the Sky which I gave up on and moved on, Us and Them is still in production, and I made hard work of Brain Damage which is strange because I've been playing that for years.
But, some of my mates will appreciate it even if it is messy, in fact appreciate it more than they would if it wasn't messy (you can see me laughing at myself because of the ridiculous errors I was making). Warts and all, but be warned, it is 16 minutes of your life you will never get back :)