So, I’m back in a band again. Stellar Vector. (www.stellarvector.com) We met, chatted, traded ideas, then finally actually played together the other night. Well, a few of us did anyway. It went well, I’m in the band, and we’re moving forward. They/we also have a new drummer. I think. I guess that’s not 100% yet, but it seems to be pretty much a done deal. Also, one of the guitarists is not the original guitarist, though he’s been a part of the project for a while. So, it’s a pretty major overhaul on a band that had a fairly solid thing going at one point.
I’m not making any sense at all am I? Bear with meâ€¦ I don’t think I’ve gotten a full night’s sleep in close to a month. Last night was about 3 1/2 hours of sleep, which sorta pushed me over the edge. On the up side, I feel pretty confident that we will be all done moving tonight. (Not unpacked, mind youâ€¦ that’s a whole separate task.) But all our stuff should be in the house by sundown. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: where did all this crap come from?
Back to the band thing. The core duo of the group has been together for a while now on a sort of co-producing/songwriting partnership which grew into a band. They’ve been taking their time and doing things right, demoing tracks, finding the right playersâ€¦ all very organized and professional, which weirds me out a little. In a good way, of course. The music is sort of a blend of later Peter Gabriel and David Bowie’s electronic years, circa “Earthling” or “Outside.” It’s dark and electronic, yet with a strong organic element and a decent grip on pop sensibility. The personality is also a bit dark, but with a dry, wry wit. They’re also mostly Mac dorks, which is kinda fun. All around, I think it’s a great fit for where I’m at and where I’d like to be going, musically.
Of course, this dampens my plans to make some money playing crappy cover tunes, but that plan wasn’t going very well anyway. Maybe I can still score a fill-in slot here and there. For all the effort I was putting into that without every accomplishing anything, I might as well be doing original material.
Speaking of Mac dorks, can someone give me some definite answers on the iPhone? I’ve been waiting patiently for quite some time.