1) What are your fears about band practice. if any? What challenges do you think will arise?
I don’t have fears about band practice because our team/band has known each other forever. We’re a small office, so there isn’t a lot of room for not getting along. If we have problems with each other, we tell each other. To our faces. There’s no messing around in Chicago.
A challenge that might arise is getting everybody to the office on the same day. So far, so good.
2) What are the dynamics of your group likely to be like? Will a leader emerge? Will a diva emerge? Will it be you?
The diva will almost certainly be me. I’m the only woman and I’m a former musician. But even if I’m a ham, I’m a good listener.
Brian’s the band leader and does a good job or organizing us and reminding us to practice. He’s also the only one of us pursuing music outside of BOB at the moment, so he knows his stuff. It’s helpful that he knows drums (my instrument) and I know keyboard (his instrument), so we can have one of those parasitic…I mean symbiotic relationships.
3) Will your band bond for the ages like U2? Take breaks like the E-Street Band? Be tumultuous like Van Halen?
I think we’ll end up like the band CHICAGO. Or maybe The Misfits (early Misfits (Jesse’s dream)). All of us have this weird edge to us.
4) Will your band set ground rules to make collaboration easier? What will you do if a band member misses practice?
If a band member misses practice, we’ll have to get together afterward to get on the same page. As far as ground rules, let me lay them out:
1. Don’t suck
2. Practice every day
3. Let me do fills at the end of practice and sometimes in the middle and beginning.
We will probably win.