Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rehearsal with Scott

After getting Scott acquainted with my wife and kids went right to work. (BTW, Shadow totally approves of Scott, a good omen!)

In between detailing songs we dished about mutual musical acquaintances (just like school girls) and decided we were a mutual admiration society! One big decision: Don't need another guitarist however possibly a keyboard? (Steve came up) but still plenty of time before the PowerPop Festival in March to decide...

I played Scott tons of stuff I've written in the past few years and he REALLY LIKES "Idle Hands" (me too) as well as some others. There's still plenty of regular Buddy Love stuff to do, but I'm glad he and Joey are so into my new material, FINALLY SOMEONE WHO'LL LISTEN TO IT!!!

Got Scott on the 12:28 train back to Manhattan and then watched Heroes (which i recorded on my DVR the day before, GREAT SHOW!)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

First Rehearsal

OK, Picked Rich up and drove to Manhattan for a strange encounter with our past, that being seeing Joey again (after 26 years!) and Scott (after about 10), HOLY SHIT! How Weird was that? Some things change and some things don't!

So right off the bat, we play Sheila and its like we never left, rockin' out right outa the box! Next up Party Girl, Rock & Roll and Where Do We Go From Here? and damn if this doesn't sound really good! Scott and I start working out the little details (just like in the old days!) Rich begins channeling Gentle Giant and Joey is doin' his Ian Gillan thing! I'm playing my 12-string Rickenbacker and we're all in a pretty damn good mood.

Time for a break so we all go to pee and stuff, Joey goes to check on his car and after about 15 minutes I'm beginning to think he's made good his escape! After about 25 I'm practically sure, but I don't freak out, instead we go back to the room and begin working on My Little Red Book and HERE COMES JOEY!!! Cool, I'm not the loser I thought he thought I was!

Carrying on with Red Book, Waiting, The Kids Are Allright and Scott is ready to take over the world, starting with a tour of Japan! We all decide a proper rehearsal every third week and detail rehearsals on an 'as need' basis and we'll be ready to record our comeback album in a month or so! All in all, quite a success!