So there were a ton of great songs to choose from. I'm hoping every month sees this much input. I hope it doesn't end up being like your first show with your new band. Where 90 people show up that first night, and only 4 show up for the next show. But anyway, the decision has been made. And the winner?
With over a dozen songs to choose from, I decided on The Trooper because it seemed like it had the most potential for a makeover. The melodic elements in this song are off the hinges. And when the melody is good you can dress it up any way you like and it's still going to be a good song. "Yesterday" sounds good when Paul sings it, when Sinatra sings it, when Boyz to Men sing it, etc.
That being said, I'm working on hallowed ground with Maiden. If I can pull off what I have in mind, it's bound to upset Iron Maiden die-hards. So you can only imagine the scorn if I don't pull it off.
Also, since this is the first month I'm doing this, I may actually be done before April 30. If it works out that I am, I will probably choose a second song from the list. But we'll have to see. We're working out the kinks now. We'll get through this together.