Ugh, remind me never to drink an iced cappuccino at 6:30 p.m. again. I can't remember when I've had a worse sleep.
The good news is that I drank it while meeting with a guitarist who is interested in starting an original hard rock band. We chatted about band goals, music and uncommitted band members. His last band had the opportunity to play at a big festival but had to turn it down because one of the players decided at the last minute that he couldn't take a day off work.
I listened to eight songs he'd brought and liked them a lot. He liked my vocals from the two songs on my old band's website, which he listened to later that evening after we parted ways because I forgot to bring a CD - oops.
Before the weekend is out, my plan is to write lyrics for at least one of his songs and record vocals over it in our home studio. After that, assuming all goes well, we'll find a bass player, probably start recording and practicing at my house, and have my husband as our drummer until we find someone permanent.
That means it's time for me to get my equipment back from the old drummer's house - the sooner the better. I'm going to shoot for this Saturday afternoon. I have no idea where I'm going to put a huge PA at our house right now. I suppose it's time to go forward with our plan to convert the guest room into a band practice room.
After almost a year of apathetic band members, it'll be a real treat to work with someone who's enthusiastic about writing songs and recording. All my weekly vocal lessons will actually pay off now!
Well, off to listen to the songs over and over until one of them starts to suggest lyrics to me. Wish me luck!