Howdy Folks. New songs, new songs. Almost.
We went into the rehearsal studio (we love Chrisso and we love Troy Horse rehearsal studios) to do some housekeeping and work on some new stuff.
One of the new ones 'all that's right is beautiful' (until we find a Song Name Shortener) had a new beginning added to it, the beat modified and some pinstriping and a turbo charger added.
With the additional fixes we were making to existing songs, I didnt get as many of the new ones into production as I'd hoped and in fact may have kind of chucked a small tantrum at the end of the session during a particulary tough vocal melody discussion. I had to excuse myself and go get a cup of tea. Must work on that.
I looked up at the art on the wall as I stirred my tea. Words to live by.
Whilst I was reminding myself of how to behave in a constructive and professional manner (tea bag, milk, pour water, drink) Chrisso, behind the counter, said some nice things about us. I mean, it's not that he doesnt say nice things but I wondered what had triggered it.
Apparently, the band in room B, next to us, had been listening in and came out to ask who we were and say nice things.
Dear band in Room B, that's very kind of you. Thank you. Especially considering that we were fixing errors and failing gloriously as we tried different approaches.
When I mentioned to Chris that Rosies guitar playing had ranked up considerably, Chris said he'd seen him years ago with his Indy band, The Duchesses. I played Chris some recent stuff including Everywhere Feels Like Home, to which Chris replied. 'I knew he was good but I didnt realise he was that good' :-)
We're going to need a lot more rehearsal time to get the next batch of songs cooked and it was great to see the interaction of the guys last night. I'm all for engaging in the hard discussions (Rosie calls me 'Combat Ready') as the collective input produces really interesting results. Come to a show and you'll hear the new stuff as it arises.