I was excited by the songs others suggested, as I recognized and liked several of them. Steve wants to limit the set to eight songs, but I'm hoping we can do more. I'm also hoping I might get to sing lead on one song since we only have one lead singer, but we'll see. I'm just glad I held my own during the first rehearsal, as it was the first time I'd played bass with a full band. It helped tremendously that the two songs we rehearsed were ones I'd already worked on, though two members of the band didn't like the first song, "Wooly Bully" (Jason's pick), so that might not make the final set. It made for a great warm-up tune regardless.
I'm definitely going to have to build up stamina to make it through an entire set of playing bass. I'm used to having lots of breaks when singing, and for bass I'll be playing pretty much the entire time. I'm looking forward to the challenge though, especially since I have the time to devote to practice as I'm not working right now.
After the rehearsal boyziggy mentioned that laughingstone had invited him to see a show at the Hotel Utah, and that euneeblic might be coming along as well, so I decided to join them. The performer, Theresa Andersson, was a great treat. Live looping with vocals, guitar, violin, and drums. Highly, highly recommended. She's playing there again on Jan 22 - not sure I'll make that one as I need to start budgeting my entertainment more carefully (and am already going to two other shows this month), but do check her out if you can.