I’ve mentioned a time or two that I play with some friends in a band. Collectively we’re ok I guess. We have our moments when we shine but we’re definitely greater than the sum of our parts.
Tonight we’re opening for a folk singer who has been playing for about 50 years and plays parodies and somewhat silly songs.
That is SOOO not us. We play a sort of melding of pop, rock, folk, blues although we do it all on acoustic instruments. It always surprises me though how much it takes in the way of electronics, mixers and amps for us to play a show. Go figure.
I’m a little worried about how we will be received by what will be a much older crowd than we’re used to playing, but I am really looking forward to playing the venue. It’s the first time in the four years we’ve been together as a band that we’ve played a listening room. Everyone will be very quiet as we play instead of yelling at a sports game on tv, laughing at the non-funny guy next to her, exclaiming at the just missed shot at the pool table or yelling about needing another beer.
So besides being the singer and rhythm guitarist, I also write all the songs. A couple of our songs are co-writes with my violin player’s husband but besides the two he and I did, it’s all me.
The thing is I haven’t written anything in about a year and before that it was probably another year that saw me write anything worth presenting to the band.
Well, so arrives the second month of the year and February Album Writing Month to help jump start my songwriting again. The challenge is to write 14 songs in 28 days. Unfortunately my Muse is indisposed… probably working double shifts since there are about 5500 people participating in FAWM this year. I’ve written only three new songs so far so I’m really suckin’ at this.
I have three others in the works but not sure if I’ll get those done before the 28th. Unfortunately they are quite different from what my band is used to playing so I’m not sure any of what I’ve got so far will work for us to use as new material.
Well, here’s my third song. Hope you like it.