Thursday, February 27, 2003

Fred Has Left The Building Redux

RIP, man. Sorry we made all those jokes about you. You were really cooler than us. With a way better pianist.

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Fred Has Left the Building

We had this deal where Fred was going to cut vocal tracks over our "keeper" (in fact, barely demo quality) instrumental tracks, and we were going to let those be the basis of our final decision. What actually wound up happening was that Fred and Carl talked a couple of days before the scheduled session, and decided to kill it now. Poor Freddie, we hardly knew ye...

No rehearsals for the past couple of weeks - Dan had surgery, then my wife did. This weekend, however, should give us some idea of the immediate future. Stay tuned.

Monday, February 10, 2003

B-a-a-ack: Potential Band Name of the Day

Dr. Luke.

A little background: looks like Fred's on his way out. Not a done deal yet, but he's not happy, and the guys (except maybe me) aren't happy. So we were talking about how do we find a new singer, and realized that as long as we're doing studio stuff, Luke doesn't have to play and sing at the same time. So we have time to find the right fifth person, whether they're a drummer, a singer, or both.

For now, that makes Luke our front man. I'm thinking it may stay that way, too. The nice thing about "Dr. Luke" as a band name is there's an instant Christian callback to Luke the physician, but it's not so aggressively Christian-sounding as to preclude us from doing a secular thing.

Friday, February 07, 2003

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Over at Dave Barry's Blog, Dave joins in on the "potential band name of the day" fun. I've had a dry spell lately, so it's good to see someone else pick up the ball and run with it.

Even if the name he picked is worse than most of mine.

Monday, February 03, 2003

Fred seemed real moody at last night's rehearsal, the rest of the guys are about to mutiny (if you can call it that - Fred really never set himself out as a leader, but he's the guy who did the legwork) - pitch is a real big issue, preparedness is, too.

It's too bad - **I** liked us when we were clicking, but apparently the pitch issue is enough to throw everyone else off their lunch. Sigh...

We'll try to keep moving forward - we're going to give Fred a shot at the studio versions of these before we give up.