We got a two-hour practice in and we are adding to our playlist.
I will list what we have so far and then I’m stoked to show you my new song titled Lunchtime Assassin. I mean no disrespect at all to the field of education, having happily worked in that arena for fourteen years. When the band nails them, I will definitely post a vid.
Here’s my thoughts on being a front man at my age, in my condition:
My voice now is remarkably different than it was when I fronted the Baby Beatles in 1967. I don’t think it had fully changed yet.
So we will be limited as to what songs we play as to what songs I can sing. Unless it is screech time or Neil Young, I can usually do OK.
Here is what we have played together, worked on, or fully practiced so far:
Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger
Katmandu Bob Seger
Breakfast is Over Sad Girl
Crossfire Stevie Ray Vaughn
Look at Little Sister Stevie Ray Vaughn
Lie to Me Johnny Lang
Love in Vain Robert Johnson
Stormy Monday Allman Brothers
Plus add five more songs I wrote, three of them in the last week alone.
That leaves 11 more to add to be ready to start gigging.
We are having a practice on Saturday and I will set up my PA. I am stoked to be able to play both my acoustic-electric and my electric.
I’ve been taking it easy on the weed as I do when I am pulling lead vocals. When I was young and had major chops, I seem to remember being able to smoke and drink as much as I wanted and never worrying about fucking up onstage.
The Domestic Despot Osama bin Karen told me that was a little thing called reality.
Why I oughta……
We also have to go about deciding on what to call our as yet drummer-less band.
If you have any suggestions, I’ll run them by the boys.
The nursing home I was to perform at tomorrow had to last-minute cancel due to a covid outbreak in the home.
We rescheduled to May.
I’m working with our lead guitarist John to put some finishing touches to it. We work well together, which is what we were checking for in our last practice, because I’ve been in enough bands to know a tight band makes tight music.
Here’s the new song I promised; kinda punk.
I buried you on Monday
Killed you on Wednesday
Took your sister out
To the prom on Friday
I’m not the right shape
I’m not the right size
And I’ve got nothing but
Vengeance in my eyes tonight
In the cafeteria
Mail-order murder for
Pennies on the dollar
A two-week wait
A little state tax
Death will be
Delivered to my door today
I’m a Lunchtime Assassin
Payback is the only way
I’m a lunchtime Assassin
Welcome to your last day
You laughed with all the others
At me and my brothers
Tec-9 casings on the classroom floor
Look all the flowers
Look at all the tears
Look at all the faces
Covered with fear