Last night was, as I had hoped, productive. I had 5 or 6 tapes that were completely unlabeled, so I had no idea what was on 'em. There's quite a lot of good stuff that I had totally forgotten about. I put an asterisk next to 16 tracks, 4 or 5 of which will have to be put aside until I get a band together. But this is good news. I want this gig (and the gigs to follow) to be nothing but completely brand-new material; maybe, maybe one or two old songs.
I finally figured out what the song was that was driving me crazy a few days ago - it's the last song on Beck's "Mellow Gold". I had the very beginning of the first verse on auto-loop in my head for days and I couldn't figure out what it was, and I was determined to steal it if I couldn't prove that it already existed. This round goes to you, Beck.
Awwwww yeah, Friday.