So we’ve been more focused the past few practices and we stopped trying to work on every song every time. We narrowed it down to our two most “put-together” songs and we will work on those until we are happy and have a version that we feel comfortable playing live.
Certain things are being worked out such as various drum parts, vocal patterns, crescendos, ups and downs, etc. You know, all the little parts that make a song actually feel good.
Right now “Hometown Songs” is about 95% where we want it to be. We don’t have a good enough recording to post on our page here, but we are all happy with the tempo, pacing, and overall vibe. I really cannot wait until we have a good recording to show you.
Let me say that practices have been very fun and enjoyable. There is some good chemistry between Chris, Eugene, and I. We are on the same page more often than not and we are learning together. It’s a good feeling.
It’s hard to believe that 3 or 4 months ago I was still wishing I could play the drums. And now I’m playing in this band we started. It’s pretty crazy. Sometimes I regret not being the kid who played drums since he was 14, but hey. I am 25 and I’m just getting started. I’m finally able to put some real music into this world!
Anyway, practice is Sunday at 2pm. We have two people that are interested in contributing vocals for us, but we’ll see if they decide to come out and what they have to offer. We are happy being a trio, but we’re still open to see what others can offer.