Vince and I had a discussion about the direction of Close today. He
revealed to me that our practices are pretty much the only time that
he gets to do music. So, naturally, he wants to get a little more
creative with what we've been doing. I can't argue with that. We'd
kind of hit a road block after putting the acoustics away and
learning how to play the 'lectrics. We've got a handful of 'lectric
songs, but we need to move past the "waiting for drummer" stage.
So he had the idea (and analogy) that we should approach a new
recording project like laying down watercolor washes. you get what
you get and you build on top of it. We can play together until we're
comfortable with whatever "hot licks" or chord progressions we've
got; but mainly it would be fast and furious. And it would keep it
Most of the appeal of working with Roy is the sense of wonder after
we've blitzed through a song and the whole's sum definitely
diminishes even the memory of the parts and their creation.
Taking this approach with Close will be good. We wont even be
limited by location, since Vince is on a Mac as well. hot dog, it
will be fun and challenging, too. sweet.