Monday, October 09, 2006

the little light stays on

One of the people i enjoy jamming with here and i had decided a few months ago we wanted to put something together. Last week, we finally got a drummer, a guitar player, a bass player and a vocalist all in the same place.

And the next day, i saw Natalie and kind of sighed about it all. That group just doesn't mesh for some reason. It might, later down the line, but combine it with a psycho little kid at the practice place and it probably isn't gonna happen soon.

So my little brain started working really hard. And slowly, it dawned on me. We have the drums. The bass. The PA. The guitar. We can fumble along pretty well on all those instruments. The thing that really matters is that we also have two 4-tracks, Audacity and we know how to use them, as well.

Screw it. We two of us are a band. We don't need anyone else. If someone asks us to play somewhere, we'll have to wing it and bring someone in for the gig, but we're just going to record stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I was never smart enough to do that in a band. We spent all our time trying to teach the drummer where to stop in all the songs. Should have recorded more stuff and tried to overdub different things, create new parts, apply the available audio effects to excess, learn how to sing within the limitations of our voices, etc. Thus, the surviving recordings seem like paltry payoff for the hours misspent. Oh well. If I had all the money I've spent on drink, I'd spend it on drink.