Olive-sided Flycatcher (In Chains)
There I was, 12 years old when my older brother’s friend spent the night at our house with his electric guitar. He serenaded us into the early morning hours with some late 80s/early 90s rock/grunge riffs and my jaw was on the floor. I was so enamored with this awesome musical instrument. In fact, I waited for my brother and his friend to fall asleep and then I pounced. Knowing nothing of what I was doing, I picked up the guitar and started plucking away!
Within a few weeks, I convinced my parents to take me to the local Pawn shop and buy me a guitar. Looking back, it was probably the cheapest, most poor quality guitar I could have gotten, but I could have cared less. I had a guitar! I started reading guitar tablature and learning songs as soon as possible.
For the first 2 years I played guitar, I can pretty much count the bands I listened to on one hand. My bands of choice were (in no favorite order) Nirvana, Metallica, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice In Chains.
This brings us to today. While my musical preferences have varied throughout the years, I still find myself going back to my roots now and then. I decided to put this nostalgia to use for a Song Bird Song Song.
The Olive-sided Flycatcher is a bird that eluded my wife and I for the first few years that we started birding. Of course with time, experience, and the eventual start of using eBird and social media groups, we see them more frequently now. But it is still special every single time.
Here is my most recent song inspired by the stylings of Alice In Chains…
Here is a link to the all of the songs I have done, so far…