Navarro tells it like this...
House of Blues 3
Here is the rad thing about last night. When we were doing sound check, Slash, Cypress, Cantrell, Duffy, Dono, Perkins, Draiman, Morrison, McGrath, Wyse and I were going over stuff as per usual.
Then... Jordis showed up and we were all like, "Damn, Jordis is here!" and we all got kinda freaked out. Perk had the best line of the day when after her line check he said, "Jordis, we think you're just right for our band, Camp Freddy." A la Tim Farris.
Since Camp Freddy is a collective band, Jordis is now an official member. All of her friends at the house were totally supportive of her joining us to jam. They really are kind of a family over there and they don't really do the jealousy/hostility thing. Plus, it was the girl's birthday for crying out loud.
McGrath says he's in love with her! (In a sweet supportive way, not actually.) When I told Steve Jones that a singer from the INXS show was joining us, he said, "Please tell me it's the girl with the dreads."
I guess the point is that she already has the respect of the musical community. In fact, it was so fun to see all the kids get approached by fans at the gig last night. To me, that's what it's all about.
Watching these guys get a chance to be heard and grow as singers and as people. It is truly heart warming and THAT is the feeling I hang on to when I catch shit for being a part of this process. Call it what you will, but I couldn't be more proud of them...