Better than rusty
What a session. Started with I’ve Had Enough. Trying out the changes to the song. Mainly about not everyone playing at the same time. Much better. The big change was the soloing section. It’s a bit proggy now. It sounded fine when it was just Mel and I in a room. Now I’m not so sure. When it’s just two people with a guitar you don’t take into account a lot of things. Sounds like an unnecessary detour now. Should fix that.
Anyway, that took an hour. The next hour we went for possibly our favourite song of the moment, It’s Always Summer. We probably played it more times than we should, but I think it’s only because we liked to hear ourselves play it. Again, the major rework was in the solo section, which was formerly the bridge. And again, I’m not 100% about it. But it’s a good problem.
There was a moment during the session when Mel or Brian said that it should be called It’s Always Summer because Singapore is so hot. That’s when I said that it is the name of the song, and that it was referring to Singapore. I guess sometimes not even the band read the lyrics.
We zipped through our repertoire of songs: One Live Baby, Sussed Out, Unlike Other Guys, Killer Concern, Star Alright. Played with some aplomb, which surprised us. We felt, probably for the first time, like a real band. Kept playing till we went past our 2-hour allotment. No one peered into the studio window, waving a pinkie, motioning “last song,” so we played some more. We joked that they would charge us extra anyway. And they did.
This picture was taken where we sit after our sessions. It’s just across the studio at the foot of a building for international students. It stood out as there were no other signs around it. Nothing about litter, pets or skateboarding. Just this: no spitting.