It’s been four months since Ockym’s Razyr reformed and the wheels have been spinning and spinning without gaining any traction.
Ever since bassist Matt Vance returned from his stint in rehab the boys have been getting together every week, but not accomplishing much.
“We need to get some gigs,” one will say.
“No, we need to get the songs polished before we play out,” another says.
“Why don’t we just write some new stuff?” comes out occasionally.
This has been going on nonstop for FOUR MONTHS. So far they’ve brushed up on several of their old songs and polished off many cases of beer, but they haven’t set any new goal.
“I’m just not really sure where all of this is going,” guitarist Eric Shawn says. He’s the new guy in the band and most of the time he’s spent with these guys has been downtime.
“I’d really like to get out and do some gigs,” drummer Josh Randall says. “Let’s get out there and rock. It’ll be a great way to get back in the game.”
“True,” Matt Vance says. His sobriety fell away shortly after the band regrouped and he’s now chugging beers like there’s no tomorrow.
“I just think we could use a little more work on the songs,” says singer Adam Gillis. “I’d like for them to be really tight before we go out and share them again.”
“That’s a good point, too,” Matt says.
“I’d like to write a few more tunes,” Eric says. “I’ve been with you guys for close to two years and I don’t have any songwriting credits at all.”
“He’s making sense,” Matt grabs another beer.
“What do you think, Hal?”
Guitarist Hal Levatine has been noodling since practice started. He’s the only one who seems committed to his instrument. He just shrugs and says, “I’m down for whatever.”
“You know what we could do?” Josh says. “We could set up at Front Street Tavern. They haven’t been having bands there.”
“Yeah, that’s a great idea.”
“What? Like we just take our instruments there and practice there?” Adam asks.
“Yeah, they don’t have any bands there anymore so we could just be like the house band.”
“I don’t think they want bands there any more,” Adam says. “I’m pretty sure that’s why they haven’t been having bands play. I’m guessing they were sick of all the fights and are looking into a more mellow atmosphere.”
The group gives him a blank stare.
“Well, we could still look into it,” Josh says.
“Sure, go ahead.”
“So what do we do now?” Eric asks. He looks to Adam. Adam looks to Josh. Josh looks at Matt. Matt chugs his beer. Hal practices sweep picking.
“I guess we should play a song.”
More idiocy from Ockym’s Razyr
Part 15 The Post Treatment Interview 8/3/2015
Part 14 The Intervention 7/3/2015
Part 11 The Christmas Party 28/12/2013
Part 3 The Road Trip 5/1/2013
Part 2 The Jam Room 23/4/2013