I want a band. A real band. First, let’s review the bands of the past
Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots: My first band. I played bass and played it in a mediocre manner. But we still rocked. And of all the bands, this one may have had the best name.
Sammy G and the Mike’n’ikes: We owned open mic nights with our ridiculous antics. Highlight? Destiny child’s ‘Say my name’ complete with Holla Back outfits.
So Tired: Rick Large was perhaps the single best lead man I’ve ever seen… rivaled only by Jim Morison. and maybe Axl Rose. we must have played about 6 to 8 shows and we actually made some money. highlight? WPI’s Novemberfest. Huge turnout and raucous party.
Showers Etc: The weakest named band and entirely acoustic. but we had a trombone and that alone was pretty sweet.
Generally Electric: A band formed entirely of General Electric Co-op students. I think we only played once. But it was fun.
8 of Bass: My crowning achievement. A band made entirely of bass players performing only Ace of Bass music. We only had one show. And we only played four songs. But 200 people showed up and the mood was explosive.
Now that I have the PRS… I’ve started practicing more heavily and the potential for real rock is… well… real. Jesse has suggested he might be willing to play some bass. And Dave Dude of 8ofBass has thrown out interest in dual lead guitarrage.
what I need is a really cool drummer. without percussion we are lame.
I also still need a really sweet name. I could resurrect Giant Robots… but it might be a disservice to the founder.
This band wouldn’t play every weekend. It would be play Quarterly. But those shows would be unstoppable.
These are my band dreams. Yes. It will happen.