Band Ideas

Sean LeBlanc (@bongodeburrito) 9 years, 8 months ago

If any of you are in bands or do your own solo projects, I’d like to know what your inspirations are, how you work with your bandmates, basically what makes your band/project your band/project. I personally write a little on my own. I have a few recordings, but havent made anything new in quite some time. I just ran out of inspiration. The lyrical ideas arent coming and the music isnt interesting enough to stand alone. However, my two best friends back home and I have a loosely formatted project called Mellow Steve, based on an idea I threw out years ago (One day, I’m gonna make a band called Mellow Steve, but nobody in the band will be named Steve) and they loved it, so we are Mellow Steve. We dont constrain ourselves as far as style, but its a happy mix of folk, funk, blues and rock. As long as the three of us are there, anybody else can jam with us, and its still Mellow Steve. We dont write, per se, we just jam. There’s a few progressions we play regularly, but its mostly just in the moment “Hey, that thing we played yesterday, how did it go?” “Oh, something like…uh…G?…Fuck” I’d just like to know how you guys make your music. Nothing really fascinates me quite like the creation of art.

May 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm
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