1 july 2005

monolux will rehearse as a complete band.
1st July 2005.
It starts here.


First time.

'Rise & Fall', 'Prayer', 'Blood Is Thicker Than Water' were given full treatment.
'(You Can't) Rock 'n' Roll' was given cursory glance.
Andy is solid and has good ideas to boot.
Mark has started having a relationship with a Russian Big Muff. This time, it is definitely love...
Ian has to adjust to having a bass player in the band now (strange new sensation)
Lloyd tried out a wah wah/distortion/chorus pedal line up for the first time (hmm... don't know yet)

Won't be long now...

Andy has added momentum to the band

30 july 2005

Newsflash: big change to band lineup. Monolux are currently three. Ian Wills has left the band to complete his academic obligations. Ian is a founder member of the band and was central to its smooth running. He organised band life. He will be missed, but will continue to loom large when we congregate to 'have a sniff of the barmaid's apron!' (hic!)...
More power to you, Ian! We wish you well...

31 august 2005

Finding Andy on bass was a walk in the park compared to trying to find a drummer to replace Ian! I'm putting ads out daily and writing to drummers on websites. I tell you, drummers in this town are rarer than rocking horse poo!
Maybe God will give us a sign...?

10 september 2005

Well, God sent a sign. Simon joined us in rehearsals today and we all got along fine. He is happy to join us for another session next week, but is demand by other bands, so we'll just have to wait and see what he thinks. If he chooses to hitch his wagon to us, we'll have a lot of work to do. There's a fair amount of material to cover...

More of this mini-saga later...