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[19 Jul 2005|09:51pm]

daneais
Yeah learn songs and shit.
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Summer Band Practice [30 Jun 2005|01:18pm]

daneais
[ mood | restless ]

Okay, gang, school's out, and you know what that means, don't you?
Lots and lots of PRACTICE!!!
We need to do three things
1. Pick a new day of the week if necessary (or maybe two?)
2. Pick a new timeslot
3. Practice! Practice! Practice!

As far as new days of the weeks go, I'd very much like to see practices moved to the weekend. Because then I can get myself and Laura dropped off and picked up. But, strictly speaking, no day is bad.
Any thoughts?

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[05 Jun 2005|05:10pm]

daneais
Okay so I guess tehre's no band practice tomorrow, on Monday.

But how's everyone for next Saturday?
I know it's Kendal's birthday party but if we get together at noon we'd be done for sure by three, so I don't see any major problem.
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int-ninja [01 Jun 2005|06:07pm]

daneais
[ mood | cheerful ]

Okay, so the fact that battle of the bands is over means one thing and does not mean another.

It does NOT mean we can start taking practices off and letting our band fade into obscurity. We still need to practice once a week, every week.

It does however mean that we can start having a lot more fun during practices, trying new songs, experimenting, developing our own sounds.

On that note, I'd like everyone to learn these two songs:

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black

Pink Floyd - Time

But just the basic outlines of them, as in what chords to use and that stuff, because I've got some bold new directions to go with them (well not so much paint if black because it's all been done before but I'm excited about Time)

And I know you don't like Time or Pink Floyd, AK, but don't worry. We'll be playing it a lot faster and more terminable than the original.
- Daniel

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BAND PRACTICE [29 May 2005|12:00am]

daneais
[ mood | chipper ]

Band practice Monday, yes?
Adam (Kahn), you good for this?
Is everyone good for this???
And does anyone know when BOTB IS?
And does anyone even read these?

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Good news, chumps! [17 May 2005|09:34pm]

chronic_powers
[ mood | ROCK! ]

Auditions wont be until next week! Meaning we have time for another practise monday, even one after/before that maybe?

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Band Practice [15 May 2005|02:40pm]

daneais
Band practice tomorrow?
Remember!
Auditions are this coming week, and it looks like our setlist is going to be, in order:
Execution Commentary
I Want You
Smells Like Teen Spirit OR In Bloom(if we learn it)
Floyd The Barber

And if they only ask us to play a song or two for auditions, I think we'll go with Floyd The Barber and I Want You.

Therefore, band practice on Monday if it's happening will be a strict session of perfection and review.
And Barbecue Flavored Chips.
Woo!
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[04 May 2005|05:16pm]

daneais
[ mood | calm ]

Clearly, I haven't been thinking straight.
I've put competence ahead of rocking.
So I take back everything I said - no one is getting kicked out of the band if they continue to be incompetent.
It'll just be a while before we're good.

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[28 Apr 2005|10:30pm]

amazing_adam
Monday is a go for practice. Are you all bringing your instruments on Sunday?
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Songs To Practice [28 Apr 2005|07:58pm]

daneais
[ mood | fine ]

Okay, gang, Battle Of The Bands is comin' up.
And so by the next practice I'd like you to have learned the following songs:
Nirvana - In Bloom
Tabs - Bass Tabs
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Bass Tabs

In addition to Floyd The Barber, Smells Like Teen Spirit and I Want You.

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Cover Idea [17 Apr 2005|11:55pm]

daneais
[ mood | cheerful ]

Nirvana - You Know You're Right
Kind of haunting, 'cause I don't think they ever performed it live.
Discuss.

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Rocking [12 Apr 2005|08:51pm]

daneais
[ mood | awesome ]

Well, gang, I was listening to Love Buzz over and over as I usually do, and suddenly, it hit me, the singular vision of the ultimate rocking band, and we can do it.
As far as skill goes, the only member of the band that needs to be good is the drummer, and we are lucky enough to have Roger, an outstanding drummer to keep the beat. Otherwise, the rest have to be no more than proficient, and we can rock.
As such I've decided I'll scrimp and I'll save and win the lottery and whatever to get that microphone we need and then... mark my words.
The 'Squad will rock the faces of many.

p.s. Drew, get a strap for your bass, it really is a lot more fun to play standing up.
- Danny

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[10 Apr 2005|12:39pm]

daneais
[ mood | energetic ]

Okay just so that no one else goes through the trouble, I'm printing out all the songs we need.
- Danny Rockwell McCool

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[08 Apr 2005|12:04am]

amazing_adam
My mom didnt seem happy about a practice on Monday, but I think she's allowing it.

So bring your stuff over Sunday night, so you can just take the bus home with me Monday

And you have to leave by 6:00



And learn the Bear Song, it kicks ass
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It's evolution baby. [05 Apr 2005|11:14pm]

chronic_powers
[ mood | Danko Jones ]

Practice the bear song people, I really wanna sing it. I'll Learn it on bass so I can teach it to Stern during our next practise. I've designed the shirt, and if it turns out as sucessful as I hope then I'll get Bex to make more of them.

Oh man, we rock.

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I Want You [31 Mar 2005|09:36pm]

daneais
I was going to post saying about how I've retabbed I Want You so that the pre-chorus and the verse matched better, but as it turns out I was just plaing it wrong.
That is all.
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new Cover Idea [30 Mar 2005|09:55pm]

daneais
Every now and again there comes a song so insurmountably awesome that we have a DUTY to cover it,
Big Balls, by AC/DC, is one of those songs.
It doesn't seem prohibitively difficult.
But be sure to check the owners manuals of your instruments - because this song is so awesome they may explode by playing it.
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[28 Mar 2005|08:12pm]

kendalisonfire
Turns out we were playing a part of "I Want You". Not the first part, the "You got to say....." part.

It should have been played
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-0-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-0-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-0-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-0-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

Thats why it sounded wrong.
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[28 Mar 2005|08:00pm]

amazing_adam
Super duper practice

As it stands, we seem to know Smells Like Teen Spirit, and Floyd the Barber

For next time, lets get Reptilia straight.

Also, I just kinda felt like posting.
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Ninja Report (First Post) [27 Mar 2005|11:15am]

daneais
[ mood | accomplished ]

Practice is on Monday, as you all know, at Kahnie's house... at... 12:00ish, I think? I'm not sure. Songs currently on the queue to be practiced (as collected from e-mail correspondence):
Strokes - Reptilia
Danko Jones - I Want You
Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Twisted Sister- I Wanna Rock
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
Nirvana - Floyd The Barber
Green Jelly - The Bear Song (*rolls eyes at Drew's persistence)
Franz Ferdinand - Tell Her Tonight

Songs We Probably Will Play (as they consist solely of power chords and no solos, or, Kendal already knows the solo):
Danko Jones - I Want You
Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nirvana - Floyd The Barber
Green Jelly - The Bear Song (eyes)
Franz Ferdinand - Tell Her Tonight

Also, I've been working on a few songs which aren't done but which I'll showcase for criticsm on Monday, which include:
Curse Of The Fire Penguin
Sarrah
Tracy (You're So Crazy)
Congratulations [Angry, toolesque heavy metal... and yes, I'm aware that Tool has always sucked]

Also, Kendal needs a strap for his guitar. Who knows where to get a strap?
- Rockwell

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