I had a friend come over tonight and jam for a while. No really fixed agenda. He used to play bass in our band and We’ve had a break for a bit. I reached out and soon enough he’s in our basement jamming away. Just me, him and a drum track.
My drummer friend is out of town but I’m looking forward to getting together with these guys because they are excellent musicians, and all around nice-guys.
It feels just a bit like in the Blues Brothers, where they are getting the band back together, because they’re on a mission, from god!
As you know, I am musically inclined. I’ve been playing guitar for a very long time in several different iterations of bands – some quite good and some that never made it out of the practice room.
I’ve had a break from it for a little while. Too many other factors in my life and some changing circumstances that ensured that my dear Fender Tele stayed tucked away in its hard case.
I got a text from a friend I used to jam with in another band a few years ago. They have a spot for a lead guitarist and they asked me to learn some songs to see how it goes. I’m excited, it feels a bit like the musical shot in the arm I needed to get off my arse as far as guitar playing goes…
So, there you have it, I guess I will be rocking the suburbs all over again!!
So its been a little while since I first blogged the making a record post. Since then there have been plenty of distractions to getting it done – getting the drumming and bass down, work, recreation, arguments, schedules, feeling tired, etc. But alas, we are progressing with getting some more tracks finalised.
I took some pictures of the process that I hope you like.
Funny that the word record comes up. I just posted yesterday about record. As in we’re making one, in our basement with instruments like guitars, and drums, and keys, and our voices. We’ve got about 12 tracks at various stages of completion. Last night we had the privelidge of putting some final touches on a few of those tracks. Its very satisfying when you can listen back and appreciate how your efforts have turned into one of these creations of expression in words and music. I recommend it!