If you're not in the NY metro area, was your weather whacko
this month, too? It's kind of freaking me out a little!
In the world of bn9, we had relatively
consistent rehearsals, once we all got over our hangovers. If
you're on our email list, you know that we have 5 new songs,
so if we come up with 7 more, we will make another CD. It's
been fun writing - 2 are co-writes with Luca, 1 is a co-write
with Marco, and others we wrote together (meaning me and the
guys - haven't sang with the girls since our last show in October!)
Well, one of them is sort of up in the air in terms of credit.
We need to talk about that amongst ourselves. So we recorded
the new ones onto my computer so we can all work on arrangement
ideas, and we're going to start playing them out... starting
with our next gig. Actually, we've already played two of them
live, so they're not all THAT new any more.
While doing the recording, we noticed that we were missing two
mic stands - little ones that we use to mic the kick drum and
the guitar amp. I loved those little mic stands, and thought
they were gone forever... that we either left them in Altoona
or Pittsburgh, but none of us have a clue, because those shows
were in October 2005! We've lost so much gear over the years,
you'd think by now, we'd have some sort of system. But nope.
Well, it turned out we left them in the trunk of Morgan's car,
and her boyfriend put them in storage not knowing who they belonged
to! Can you believe none of us noticed for 3 months? geeeezzzz...
than writing and rehearsing, we've been booking gigs through
September! Marco has spearheaded the effort, and obviously,
he's better at it than I am. He's making it so that we earn
more money than I was capable of asking for.
My friend Pam thinks it's because he's a man. I just think the
band has hit a point where we've been around so long, it's just
And my pal Dana
Shellmire, an amazing vocalist, is going to join us on some
shows in 2006. I'm excited about this, because not only can
she sing her butt off, she really wants to be a musician when
she grows up! She is motivated and works hard. She just took
her own band on tour throughout the West Coast and Canada, and
now she's back in New Hampshire. So we've got to get all the
materials out to her.
this month, Marco figured out how to extract the audio from
the DVD that we got from appearing on the show "Across
the Hudson" at Maxwell's in Hoboken last year. We put it
into my computer and it sounds much better now. I'm so relieved!
We were hoping to get the remaining 3 songs we recorded that
night on DVD as well... that's what we were told we were going
to get. But I've been unsuccessful getting them from the producer.
Maybe I should have a man do it!
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