I got all my sisters with me
Ah, family. It's a strange dynamic, really. Everyone seems to be quite intrigued at how we manage to be in a band with 8 members that are all family. And frankly, I don't blame them.
In a sense, you get the worst end of the deal. Who else, other than family, would you feel comfortable to be brutally honest with about anything from song ideas to being late to soundcheck to how annoying it is when they cough all night? (That one's mainly me, but that's a whole separate issue.) If you think about it, we've really done quite well. I mean, no one's been punched in the teeth and I've only had to sleep on the couch and cough all by myself about 40% of the time.
But in another sense, you really do get the best end of the deal. Because, who else, other than family, could you be brutally honest with about everything and always know that, because you are family, you will always talk about it, then laugh about it? And because you are family you can't really stay mad at each other for too long.
It also doesn't hurt that no one can be angry while baby River is giving you the thumbs up.