The band’s new bassist lives out there. This week, I’m going to the home of each member of the rhythm section to “shop” their closets. I worked with the keyboard player yesterday and will be working with the drummer and guitarist tomorrow. In a little over a week, we’re doing a photo/video shoot, so I don’t have much time.
Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.