Friday, April 6, 2012
Band rehearsal last night: man, it really all came together and we were cooking. The current was on! So many good moments, hard-pressed to pick and choose. From Will's fretless contributions to Scott's super-charged drumming and the vocals, it was all pretty hot. Huge leap forward on the guitar for me; free form "solos", note mangling and wrangling... really had a good night in terms of performing the tunes and injecting new life. Don't know if it was the stereo amp placement or using a stool; something changed for me last night. I think I was just real relaxed and felt free and confident to experiment and add a bit of skronk. Whatever it was, it was working. Pretty much covered the entire set-list, with the exception of Specific Gravity; still need to re-learn and incorporate "Human Beings" and "Ocean's Apart". Wish we'd recorded it. Will's new fretless bass is really adding a new dimension as is the chance to work on vocal harmonies; a good time was had by all!