I love being in this band. Right now the crowd is going wild, and I am just sitting here behind all my keyboards just loving it. Cross stands up behind his drums every time we are about to perform this next song. It holds special meaning for him and Jessica. Mike told me something about it was the first song they ever wrote together or something. I don’t really know the whole story; these guys don’t really tell me much. When Mike told me about Cross a few years ago, I was just excited to be playing in a potential band. Now look at us, we are all feeling like rock stars right now, and we pretty much owe it all to Cross. Without him pressing us all the time, I really don’t know where we would be right now.
Anyway, this next song, like I said, Cross gets up every time to introduce me to the crowd. It’s nothing but piano and vocals. The vocals are sung by both Cross and Jessica. Yeah, sounds like a corny duet, but it’s nice how their voices are almost in perfect pitch with each other. I kind of wish they would do more duets, but I guess that is what makes this song so special to them. It’s special to me too, because this is the only song that Cross has allowed me to come up with my own ideas for what I wanted to do with it. Usually, he gives me his thoughts on what the keys should sound like and I just have a natural knack for coming up with what’s in his head. Cross isn’t very intelligent in writing music notation, he just knows what he likes, and I respect that. But all in all, this has got to be my favorite song that we do. Not because it features my keyboards and I, but because I am such a sucker for slow songs. This isn’t exactly what you would call a ballad, more of an up to date “New Age” sound. They lyrics are kind of funny to me, but they have a nice flow. So I decided to go with a clean piano sound for this number. It fit well, and Cross seemed very pleased with it when I played it for him the first time.
“Ladies and gents,” announced Cross. “Allow me to introduce Clint Lancaster on keyboards.” The crowd quieted down as the roadie brought out more candles to feature the keyboardist mentioned.
Man, I love that! I’m not trying to take over the show or anything, but you musicians know what I’m talking about. Just to have your name being mentioned to a crowd of people and having the spotlight, or candle light if you will, for that brief moment. Nothing like it I tell ya’, nothing like it
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