This is almost post # 250. 250! I can’t believe I made it past #10. That being said, I have dropped off a bit. Things are different- I’ve got more to do these days. Plus I’m trying to go to the gym. In fact I would be there, but I was like- I practiced last night and I’ve got a show tomorrow night, I should just relax my legs.
So I’m relaxing, trying to get a few songs done. The band has been busy lately, which is good because we’re trying to save up for some recording, but not so good because we’re not making a ton of money.
Song I like:
They just announced a west coast tour, hope they make it back to San Diego.
These guys are local and they’re great
They do something I think is interesting, but bands should be careful with- little breakdowns in the middle of songs. I was just reminded of this because I recently saw a band that was trying to do this a lot and it really wasn’t working. I’ve come to the following conclusions on abruptly throwing in wildly divergent parts in the middle of songs
- Audience can’t expect them. Unless they’ve already heard the song, in which case it can’t be helped. This means not doing the same one multiple times in a song
- They should be fairly short.
- Wildly different guitar sounds are something to be careful with.
At least that’s my take. I’ll have to try something like this to see if it works.