Yesterday's light practice day was a good idea... last night's big band gig... holy loud. Everything was okay until the Tower of Power chart hit the stands and from then on... well, let's just say the band was getting carried away. BUT: THank goodness for a light practice day because the chops survived a long, loud, and raucous big band gig with no pain.
During the day, rehearsed at Berklee for the July 16 kids show on the Cape. Debbie and Friends are unveiling a new song. Can't decide if it's more Mr. Big Stuff, Jackson 5, or Cheers Theme Song. But good stuff. Bring the kids on July 16!
Other news: Stanley and Grimm are joining us for our July 14 show at Johnny D's... if you're Boston based, do come out and see us!
So far only long tones and technique exercises (the ones that killed me the other day. You know what my biggest challenge is in playing long tones and exercises? Staying still. I find myself walking in small circles, facing different walls, sitting, standing. Do you? This by the way is the same problem that makes me a pain in the #$#$ to watch a movie with (especially if you happen to have a squeaky leather couch.) Suzy does not stay still long. Well, there is the next phase in the long tones practice: staying still. Just sitting.