Tuesday, December 13, 2005

King Frankenstein - Progress Report

The last week has gone pretty well in terms of practice. I have now reverted back from playing my electric guitar to playing my acoustic guitar along to Danny’s drumming as my thoughts on the future band line-up steer towards a 4 piece set up, with me on acoustic guitar and vocals, Danny on drums, a person playing bass and someone playing lead melodies on electric guitar to compliment my rhythm and picking work.
I originally intended to keep to a 3 piece set up for simplicity and also because I have never been in a 3 piece band before and was intrigued as to how it would work. I now feel that this would not work with the kind of songs I am writing.

I now need to finish the lyrics for the songs in progress so we can advertise for a bass player. Also when I am sure I can remember the words, I want to take these songs to some local acoustic nights to gain some confidence playing in front of people. I think back to some early Nirvana footage where they had various friends sitting in whilst they practiced at home, I think this would be a good place to start.

I started working on a new song this weekend called ‘Little Tree on Big Rock(Achievement)’ the idea came to me when looking at those motivational/corporate slogan posters in the corridors at work, the ones with the picture of a group of skydivers in formation and the word TEAMWORK above it in big letters. I have a good feeling about this song; I’ll see how it goes!

Monday, December 12, 2005

Here comes Xmas.......bugger!

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I hate Christmas or anything but when you get older there's not much there to enjoy other then the usual booze-food-booze cycle. Unless you have that special someone to spend it with, or youv'e got kids, it's just an ordinary couple of days. It's all the rubbish that goes with it such as the 'Secret Santa' routine at work. There's always a person or two which you have ideas for, but you never get those people, instead you get the one person everyone dislikes, you have many ideas for nasty piss-taking presents, but you don't want to be nasty because it's xmas. I spent a good couple of hours trauling around the shops looking for something for my 'Secret Santa' could not find anything so I gave up and went home, however a couple of hours later I was walking around ASDA and found something to make do. Crimbo does have it's good points though, there's the booze and food as mentioned, but there's also the week off work, there's The Royal Institute Christmas Lectures and The Worlds Strongest Man compotition. Anyway stuff to be doing!