OK, it's been a while. After the break-up of my last band back in August, I was looking to find a better situation. I've been very very busy. I've been brought back into drilling with the Army Reserves to prevent being mobilized as an IRR (it would take too long to explain here). I've also changed jobs at work. On top of that we are expecting a 2nd kid in May. Maybe right now is not the perfect time. Oh, well. Maybe nothing will come of it. Maybe not too much to be unbearable. Anyway, it's more of a Blues-Jam Band thing. The last band was Jazzier. This is a bit more limited to that standard blues stuff. Same patterns over and over. I'm going to try to get them to mix it up a bit and spread out musically. If not, I'll just sit back and boom boom, thud thud, hanging on the root. They did a demo with a different bassist on some of the tracks (the rest are virgins). His work is pretty good but I have a different feel. It seems he jumps on every single turn-around available. I'm assuming that's what they wanted. I tend to hold back on blues progressions to leave those open spaces. Not that I can't fill them in, it just gets to where you're doing the same little riff in every song in a different key. Also, there is a need for those spaces. I prefer to make the overall lines more unexpected than to just do the normal thing with flashes at every measure. They have potential though. The singer has a good strong voice though not too distinctive. The songwriting is solid though it could be a little more unique. Guitar sounds pretty nice too. I'm not sure if they have a permanent drummer or not. I think with a bit of work, they could compete well with the local regulars. So wish me luck. I'm meeting with them tonight to jam a little, then hit a local bar called Churchill's around 9:30 to do a few open mic songs. The band is called Waiting for Ted.