So, today is the first band practice in…too long. Our initial plans are to record a song manifested in a jam sesh…over a year ago. It’s political. I assume much of what we create in the near future will be quite incendiary. I plan to give some updates throughout the day.
Also, I will do a full review of the Dorothy show from a couple weeks ago. That Woman…
Listen to the latest Anthem by #SAAAD just in time for the First Presidential Debate tonight.
Apartheid America by The Spooky Action
Bean the Coworker: “So, Brie, how was band practice last night?”
ME: “Well, Les couldn’t make it cuz he’s moving, so Tory and I worked on a new dance song. It’s Alice in Wonderland inspired. We want Les to voice the Cheshire Cat and sample him saying “We’re all mad here, Baby.”
Dab the other Coworker: “Why is Les the Cheshire Cat? Does he disappear?”
ME: Well, he *did* miss band practice yesterday.”
Listen to more of Les’ jams on Soundcloud.
It’s hot as a snowball in a boiling pot of Hell’s water. The apartment supposedly conditions the air, but the amount of hot air blown around in my life must be seeping in. I’m wearing a bathing suit around here today, and Gil the Cat dons his cat’s pajamas.
This morning spawned song writing mode…and no, this morning felt like a dagger to the still-beating heart as someone screamed “KALI MA, MUTHAFUCKA!!!” I prefer menstrual cramps.
I honestly don’t remember the last time I wrote a song. Now is as good of a time as any since SAAAD will, eventually, start work on new material. Since I’m the newest member, I’d say I need to start pulling my weight. I’ve not established any particular process, but listening to old Aerosmith albums coupled with personal struggles bodes well for musical progress. Any tips?
Aerosmith has always been one of my go-to bands. They’re my favorite classic hard rock band. EVER. They fascinated me ever since I was 8 years old. By the time I was 10, I had devoured their autobiography. For the record, 10 year olds should maybe not know what Quaaludes and Barbiturates are…oh, well. Much of my tongue in cheek humor stems from Steven Tyler’s lyrics studied as an adolescent. What can I say? I come from a family who cherishes music and rebukes censorship…or as Ma & Dad put it, “Yeah, we forgot to read the book on parenting. You turned out fine.”
So, my hope on figuring out my writing process is, “I forgot to read the book. It’ll turn out fine.”