Go Go GoChords
Who is Leslie Chase?
No relation to John Galt, about whom you've probably already heard or read.
What Is He Up To?
Just what I seem to be up to. I am praising Leslie, who, although no relation, is one of my older friends. She would object to that appellation, so let me clarify that I mean we have been friends for a long time. Let's also pretend that this picture was taken a couple of weeks ago with my camera that unaccountably still uses "film."
The occasion for this blog'o'praise is blatantly commercial. The web site alluded to above is being launched this week, and crustily cynical though I often am, I think that she's onto something big. Her site is for musicians, and songwriters in particular. Since I am neither, I'll say a few words about my comprehension of it.
It is called GoChords.
It invites you to
In other words, it is a social site for
musicians at which they can write and share lyrics, songs,
suggestions, and criticism. I tried it out myself. I
wanted to commemorate the slow dispersion of
the heap of mulch, and came
up with this:
This is what the GoChords home page looks like:
It even has almost enough blue.
Why the Enthusiasm?
I had the opportunity to test the site. It works smoothly and intuitively. I suspect that every guitar player on earth could and possibly will benefit from using it. (It's also ukulele friendly!) Do you know how many guitar players there are on earth? I don't either, but I ran out of fingers just counting those in my rather sparse "contacts" list. Leslie is hoping (and I am expecting) that a goodly number of them, goodly in this case meaning "over a million," will eventually be part of (and contributing to) the GoChords user community.
Take a look at the site and see if you aren't as sanguine as I am about its possibilities. If you are inspired to contact Leslie, remind her that she should record "Talk To You" in a professional studio and release it. Even if you've never heard the song, you can trust me on this.
She's no relation to Ingmar Bergman, either.