WWSP's "The Alternate Boot!"

Monday, June 30, 2014

Intense, Focused, Exciting, Rewarding...

Do other bands like to rehearse as much as our band likes to rehearse? I don't know. I do know that sometimes our rehearsals are intense, focused, exciting, rewarding. We have a really cool little rehearsal room; it's a live room, bright and comfortable. And our P.A. is totally "dialed in." So the vocals sound good, the band can kick it up, and we can all hear each other. 

July will be a busy month for us, some cool shows coming up, so we ran through nearly 20 songs yesterday. We played together in a little circle. Very little chit-chat between songs. We were all focused on doing the work. You might think that without an audience it all might be a little more loose and relaxed, but that's not how our band approaches it. We play like it counts. We are all watching and listening to each other, so in some ways it's even more intense, every note, every tap of the drum is being scrutinized.

There is a tremendous satisfaction running through so many songs, with each song fighting for attention. It's a great way to work and communicate. It's only a rehearsal, a preparation for live performance, but the preparation itself can be exhilarating. We are creating this energy, this group vibe, a unique thing for sure.

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