#19: Fake Plastic Trees July 2nd, 2006
We worked on adding new things to our repertoire at band practice tonight, since sometime soon, someone’s going to expect us to know more than five songs. I’d been kind of worried about “Rock Star Girl” since I hadn’t played it in so long, but it felt great to dust it off and to hear what Brian’s drumming adds to the song. “Reverting” was a bigger challenge — we’d actually tried to do this one a couple months ago, and it hadn’t gone well, so we’d left it alone for a while, but after tonight I’m pretty happy about how it’s starting to take shape.
Neither one is quite ready to tape, though. So, for now, have a Radiohead cover that Tanny Phillips and I did sometime in 2003. (Obviously, the usual CC license doesn’t apply.) This was one of Tanny’s favorite songs, and hearing it again now, I think it bears witness to the fact that by this time I had listened to the first Reputation record a few hundred times and had sort of started to learn how to sing in a more matter-of-fact, less histrionic way. Sort of.