Two and a 1/2months, 20 odd rehearsals, dozens of dunkin donuts and a few beers later:
'I've got a little something for ya'.I could go on about the effort made, the achievement, how lucky I've been to have found these guys, how awesome the new songs are sounding, but instead, I'm just gonna tell you this:
I never wanted a bunch of non-descript 'yes, mam sailors' onboard, I wanted a great band, a real band, with volcanic activity within, cutting right into Drugstore's music.
That the 3 musketeers have slotted beautifully into the slightly weird shape of Drugstore, and that rehearsals, although at times, not without some pressure, were filled with joy and laughters, it's something that I could not have envisaged even in my most optimistic predictions.
I loved every minute of it.
If my mother was still alive she would probably be saying- 'Musketeers?! You cannot be serious! these guys are living-proof that angels exist - Nobel peace prix winners every single one of them.'
Yes, I can be a pain, dear, I know.
That we managed to get there in the end without a single argument is an achievement in itself. For, believe me, these guys could not have chosen to work alongside a more demanding little missy, who never settles for 2nd best, who never measures my comments, and drives the spaceship forward, battle-mode, like a madman on lifetime mission to save some precious little beast.
A tough call indeed.