(SMS from guitarist) Sorry, there’s a force majeure, I have to work tonight.
(SMS from drummer) I’m in a terrible hurry tonight, we won’t have much time…
(Phone call with violin player) Oops, I totally forgot we were going to rehearse tonight!
So. No rehearsals tonight.
First thought: I’ve already told the wife & kids I’m going, so I might as well go for a pint or two… Second thought: No. I’ll go to the rehearsal place anyway!
There’s no one around so I can freely put up all my gear, even the ones I wouldn’t need for normal rehearsals!
I’m free to play around with my pedal board, change the order and try what happens if I tweak this thing a little and turn that other thing up, switch and swap and then twang as loud as I want! Jazzy humor solos, anngggry & extremely evil heavy metal riffs, artsy noise that you get when every pedal is on, wonder what they think in the next room, let’s try my amp, how loud can a clean sound be before it starts to distort, and what do you get with three distortions one after the other, wow this Q-tron is a real killer!
Next I could finally fix the jack on my Hanson. I mean it only broke like 4 months ago…
…then it’s time for some songwriting. With a split cable I can even get my guitar recorded. I’ll re-amp everything later anyway. By the way, I love Logic Pro X’s Drummer. And my Juno-106.
So it’s Merry Christmas to my bandmates and don’t worry, I had a great night without you!