"I got to jamspot around 3:30 to sing into a mic for the first time in my life. i grabbed a guitar, pluggedin and played and sang ... freaked out a little that i sounded, well, like crap. But then reminded myself that this was supposed to be fun, not perfect. i'm not a singer! Then brian (dresden dolls) showed up and he set up the kit to hisliking and we jammed. SO FUN! i've never played with a drummer. when i stopped singing and we were just playing the song i totally felt likea rock star. then linda viens (bad saints/angeline) showed up and she took over acoustic guitar. we hung out. they officially met each other. then erica (ej labb) showed up with her girlfriend whitney and we did a run through (minus bass and electric guitar). her rapping was AMAZING! linda was dying. we make some new arrangements for the song. we did another take then russell (confidence men/skypaint/amelia white) and monique (bourbon princess) came in. (followed by myfriends marissa and julie brown who were there to document the eveningwith video and stills). everyone plugged in. gabe (the engineer) was done setting up and we just played it. we did a few things to change where i was standing, and eventually had me facing the band and the stage so my mic wouldn't pick up the drums as much since we were recording it live. a few times and we got it! it sounds amazing (minus my singing). russell gets a guitar solo after erica's rap, then monique gets a bass solo, then brian gets a drum solo, thenit's back to the chorus. we go back in and do backup vocals. then everyone leaves but brian and linda and me and julie brown...and i redo my vocals...not trying to sing over a band and it's SO MUCH BETTER (still, not a singer, but definitely not as bad as the first time around). we go in ... tweak and listen and tweak..and it's done at 2am.*smile*"