Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tyrannosaurus Mouse had its first rehearsal last night. We played as a power trio with Ethan and Lou. This was actually the first time my Les Paul got a full band workout. Man, that thing is heavy...
The interesting thing about starting a band is figuring out what sound you make. We fiddled around for a bit (Em to G) until we figured out what sort of pocket we fit in.
We're getting close to discovering it. And we played a song with the lyrics to Lewis Carrol's "Jabberwocky", which I wrote some 25 years ago, which went rather well actually.
The most important thing, however, will be our clothes. I really need a psychedelic band jacket. I'm thinking paisleys but Ethan wants a jacket of shag carpeting. I suggested that should be his hat.
Someone actually suggested that I should be more concerned about the music first, then the clothes. I said "No, no I'm not really worried about the music, that'll be fine." But getting the right jacket, that's going to be key. ;-)