Friday, February 26, 2010
The Band Debuts
So those photos I took a few weeks ago, including Band on the Roof? There really was a purpose. Jesse and his friend Everett needed photos for their first CD. And here it is, all glossy and even shrink-wrapped:
I'm pretty sure that I should have been giving Jesse some kind of high school credit for all of this. For a couple of months now, Jesse and Everett have been working hard. They've written all their songs, practiced, recorded, purchased CD cases on Craig's List, designed the CD booklet and had it printed, figured out shrink-wrapping, made posters, and a bunch of other things I'm sure I'm forgetting. And the biggest thing: they have their first gig tonight, which Jesse set up back in January.
I know! It's so cool! They are playing at Hot Topic in the mall. If you don't have one, it's a clothing store for teens that has Friday night concerts featuring local bands. I wish I could go, but I have another thing to go to tonight. Jesse said that if we came, we'd have to yell "Freebird." (They are prepared to play it if anyone does request it. He's that awesome.)
I think my favorite song might be "Buying Back Buffy," which they wrote after their (broke) friend Bryant took back his "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" DVDS while they were in the middle of watching them so that he could sell them at the used book store.
They are funny boys who ooze creativity. I like them a lot.