Life is good. I can barely hear from the deafening sceams, I'm the sweatiest I've been in my entire life, and I'm having a hard time catching my breath, but I feel more alive than ever have. My dad always said, "In any situation, good or bad, always ask yourself: How did I get here? Well.
How did I get here?
Let's see, it started about a year ago. My best friend Deric and I were just driving home from school, and he was singing along to some Alice In Chains song, "No Excuses" I think, when I suddenly realized how good he actually was. When the idea came into my head, it was so crazy, so ridiculous. I didn't know if it was going to work or not, but I just said it.
"We should start a band."
"What?" Deric was clearly thrown off.
"Well, I just got that Thinline Tele two Christmases ago, and you can really sing man. I know I'm not the greatest, but I'll just play rhythm."
"Listen Jeremy, I want you to think about that idea for a minute. You're just a scrawny guy with an emo haircut who can kinda play guitar. I'm, *ahem*, a much more better built guy who looks like Eddie Veder from the early nineties and can kinda sing. You really think we have any chance at making it big?"
"I'm not talkin' about making it big, I'm just talkin' about having some fun"
"Even so, we don't know anybody musically talented, and we're sixteen, it's not like either of us has any connections or anything like that. How do you propose we put this band together?"
"I don't know, posters? I could make a bunch of flyers and put 'em up everywhere. They'd say that we're looking for a lead guitarist, a bassist, a drummer, and maybe even a keyboard player. It could work."
"Whatever man, as long as you do the work. I'm lazy, and it was you're idea."
"Cood dude, I'll see if the high school will let us use the band room. I know they've got a really good drum set in there."
"Sounds good, but we want to give it enough time. It'll have to be in like three weeks."
"Alright, I'll make it that Saturday from two to four. That fine?"
"Yeah man, it's fine. You know, this could be really cool."