Rehearsal went pretty well last night. I never know how things are going to feel with new people. Especially professional musicians. I'm always afraid these guys will be bored with my music and wishing they hadn't offered to play with me. The three songs we worked on were more up-tempo. One of them was a maybe. And they really liked it. We'll see how they feel when we slow it down a bit.
Remember I hadn't played my guitar in about a month. So
today, after three hours of playing the same songs over and over, my
fingers are red and sore. Not very smart of me. I need to
play that guitar at least once a day to keep my callouses up.
We rehearsed at the bass player's house - in his recording
studio. I don't know much about equipment but his enthusiasm
alone really kept my energy up. He's got a bunch of bells and
whistles for all kinds of recording. He's very organized,
proficient and efficient. He's got a lot of projects going on at
once. His theory is, the more people he plays with, the more
chance he has of becoming famous. He even offered his studio to
finish my CD in exchange for "a good album credit."
Slow down now. I did tell him I need to think about
it. I don't want to step on any toes or burn any bridges with
MusicMan. But I do know we'd work well together and get a lot
done in a short amount of time. It's good to know I have options.
Check him out as the number one artist on flylip.com.
Interestingly, Bushwalla is featured on the home page of that site. Why is that interesting? My percussionist is a member of that band.
To think, this all started that one day at the Post Office.