Tonight, after a “brief” hiatus (geologically speaking, three months could be considered brief) we had band practice. We were a little rusty at first (as a solid democracy, we took turns fucking up), but things settled in nicely. It was almost like we hadn’t just spent a quarter of a year letting ourselves get rusty.
We ran through a couple of the songs off of Beer and Pie and then we started working on two new ones. These are the ones that I work-shopped with Dave last week. I’m glad that we took the time to get stuff ready, because it gave us a much more solid base to build off of. One song was super easy. It’s fairly straight-forward with some good potential. We banged out a nuanced version with the full band in short order.
The other song? Let’s just say I’m glad that we have no pressing need to get it performance-ready.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good song. In fact, if you’ll allow me to indulge my ego for a bit, I would say that it’s a great song. And it has real promise. Band promise. As in, everyone in the band contributes promise. We added space and pauses and changed phrasing and nudged chords and an extra chorus and lions and tigers and bears.
We were too tired to fully flesh it out, but I’m confident that we’ll de-zombify it next week. I’m excited about its possibilities.
I’m also really, really freaking tired.
Band practices will be on Monday nights. On Tuesdays, I don’t have to be at work until 11am. This is definitely a good thing.