Friday, November 26, 2004


Finished an acceptable demo track of R ubber D ucky! Damn, but that feels good. It's not perfect, certainly not radio-ready but it will do for.......? Hmmm, what is it for? We've never talked about it. I guess it might be time to get some paying gigs. It's been a while since I've been in a working band, be good to get back at it. If nothing else I'll be able to buy some new strings with the proceeds. Ah yes, such ambition, hope it doesn't go to my head.

As a bonus I mixed a pretty good version of F ranky and J ohnny. This is the tune where we show off our secret weapon: the fabulous E, drummer without peer. People are always saying how great we are, such good musicians. I think they're responding to E's musicianship. She really is the best of us and because she's the drummer most people don't notice why we sound so good.

F & J is designed to make E stand out. Fully half of the song is drum solo with the rest of us doing chord shots a la Wipeout. I find myself screwing up on this one when I listen to the drum part. Her innovation and execution blow me away and sometimes I forget to count the rests between shots.

Watching me standin' there like a slack-jawed idiot, drooling on myself, thinkin' "Wow!" as I miss the shots? Man, that'd be some entertaining for a paying audience. Maybe we're not ready for a real gig.


Esther Kustanowitz said...

Glad you're making progress--welcome to the small time! I hope it's everything you've sort of dreamed of.

Happy Thanksgiving...

(The Other Fabulous, non-Drummery) E

Coelecanth said...

Thanks Esther, I promise to remember you little people when I'm spending the tens of dollars I make.