We had a big band meeting this week to get caught up on album progress. With all the New Divide and Transformers stuff going on, we’ve been distracted for a while 🙂
In our weekly meetings, we listen to each song, give it a grade (A+ to F-), and write notes. The grades get tallied (10 points for an A+, 9 for an A, and so on). The written notes are things like “the music in the first half loses my attention a little bit,” or “I like the chorus, but the verse is a little weak.” My favorite note from this week: “Sometimes it’s nice to have balls.” (thank you Dave)
The songs all have working titles like “Robot Boy,” “Rygar,” and “Underbite.” Usually the working titles don’t sound anything like the song (the name usually comes before we’ve written a note). All of those titles are going to change, but we need to name stuff to keep it organized. “Robot Boy” got the highest grade so far, at about an 8.75. “Voyage” got the lowest, with a cumulative 3.5 and notes like “sleepy time.” LOL
We listened to about 18 song ideas, and I think we’ll have another session to listen to another 10-15 songs in a week or two.
PS: I put the Carson Daly interview up temporarily in the videos section:
PPS: Still no word on Laura and Euna, keeping an eye on the news.