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Muscle memory

Vibrasons 2009

Muscle memory Is a strange thing. We were rehearsing yesterday because we have a gig on May the 4th in Plymouth. As you can probably imagine, we’ve been really busy recording the new record so we haven’t been playing the other (50 plus!) songs in our repertoire.

Some songs we hadn’t played in over a year. Strangely though, if we didn’t think about it and let our muscles take over, it all came flooding back. As soon as I thought about which chord I was playing or which lyric I was singing, disaster ensued as my mind went blank.

We’re also learning the new record at the moment and some of the songs are really tricky to play. There are a couple of songs that are proving hard to crack- a song called Stereotypes and a song called Swings And Roundabouts. We’re concentrating on getting these polished up at rehearsal today. Both of these songs have lots of different parts on the record but in a live setting they have to be simplified. Poor Andrew is playing keyboards, singing and playing tambourine at the same time on Stereotypes. This is akin to rubbing your tummy, patting your head and reciting the alphabet backwards.

I’d best get learning the lyrics.

Hope your having a great weekend.

All the best