Now that it’s out in the open that I’m on a mission of self-indulging happiness, I can freely share my insane thoughts with you.
Okay, so I really miss singing. And truly, I think that was supposed to be my fame calling, but I went to college instead. Which? Was probably a good idea. Especially since I have an addictive personality, and I would most likely be a total druggie or alcoholic right now, had I not gone to college. And all of my songs would probably be about one night stands.
Anyway, I regret letting the musical side of me go.
I think playing an instrument is completely awesome, and I’m instantly jealous of anyone on a stage, even at a local dive bar, who has an instrument in their hand. I can play the clarinet. Which is super dorky. So I need to learn to play something cooler, like a guitar.
I want to start a girl band. I want to sing and play guitar at the same time. I want to be the next Dixie Chicks.
Naturally, I called my totally insane counterpart, to pitch the idea to her. She and I already have a singing history together. As we both scored leads in our high school’s musicals.
Which? Is yet another sign this girl band is meant to be.
Brittany, want to be in my girl band?
Wow. You didn’t even hesitate. I’m going to find someone to give me guitar lessons. You need to learn to play an instrument to be legit. Otherwise, we’ll just look like assholes who can only produce music in a studio.
That’s what I was thinking of for you!
Or maybe banjo?
Or harmonica? Yeah, Meredith, I’m feeling the harmonica because I can just make that shit up. I’ll be like Neil Young.
Seems spitty and unsexy. No harmonica. Plus, you’d have to wear one of those boob harmonica holders.
No, I wouldn’t. The holders are only if you play another instrument. My instrument is going to be just a harmonica, so I’ll hold it in my hand. Otherwise my hands have nothing to do, and I’ll just be awkwardly waving them around on stage.
No, dude. If you pick harmonica, you for sure have to put on the boob holder on, and you get hand dance moves, simply because you’re the asshat that picked harmonica.
I want to sing all the low parts, and I know you’re going to try to take the low parts from me.
I’ll sing the high stuff, that just means I get more solo time.
What kind of music are we singing?
Um? No, Meredith. I am not starting a country band.
Too late, Brittany Gibbons! You already said you were in, and this was my idea!
We already have a potential album cover (YET ANOTHER SIGN!):
We’re totally taking this act on the road. Or at least into my garage.
And since she used to play soccer, and I was a cheerleader, our girl band is going to kick some balls and be super upbeat!
And as soon as we learn a song, we’re going to put it on YouTube.
There’s just one thing missing. Well, two things.
1. We need to find someone to give us guitar/harmonica/banjo lessons in the greater Toledo, Ohio area.
2. We don’t have a band name.
I’m personally giving away at $25 iTunes gift card to the person who names our girl band! Just leave your comment below! Come up with as many names as you’d like! Thanks for your help!
The girl-band-naming-contest runs through 11:59pm tomorrow (Tuesday, October 2, 2012).
I’m picking the name and paying for your gift card. So be creative!