Tonight was my first “proper” rehearsal with my new band (I prefer to look at the last one as a kind of audition) and on the whole I think it went quite well. Some songs sounded pretty good given that we’d never played them together before, and others didn’t sound so good, mostly because I didn’t know them well enough.
However, we took a break about half way through when our drummer needed a nicotine hit, so Stu the guitarist and I stayed in to jam a bit. I was expecting some surf or rock ‘n’ roll stuff, but he asked if I knew The Model by Kraftwerk. I do, but I’d never considered playing it. Anyhow, 30 seconds of instruction on the bass line and we were off. If I say so myself, it sounded pretty good. I was delighted that I was able to pick it up so quickly (though admittedly it is easy) and am pleased to have a new song under my belt.