It's 10:30 on a Monday night, and inside the drummers house, the Willys are hanging out. Posters cover the walls and ceiling beams of their basement practice studio: Killians Red... The Beatles...'the house that rock built'. It's a lazy scene, one of easygoing ribbing among friends, as often happens when musicians gather. But suddently the mood changes and the Willys spring into action... Watching them-rockin' and rollin' and laughing the night away-it's easy to see why The Willys have been one of the most consistently booked rock bands in the area. 'The sound has matured over the years,' says Vaccher. Most of the songwriting is done by Ecker and Serfass, although it is clearly a collaborative effort. Sometimes one band member will put together some words and ask the others for a tune; sometimes it happens the other way around. Once, the five of them were just playing around with a chord progression and wound up with 'This Song,' the final cut on their new CD. The words to th title song, 'Turn Inward' came to Serfass when he first heard about the shootings at Columbine High School several years ago. 'Mouse' and 'Keyhole' tell of life in the land of the hard drive. Other songs deal with such topics as being separated from someone you love, the power of positive thinking and the conspicuous consumption that is so widespread in modern America. The CD includes some cool sound effects and allusions to the musical legends who came before. It's all about making music-a pursuit that seems as necessary as breathing to the five Adams countians who make up The Willys. 'I think we try to take the music seriously,' says Hansen, 'but definitely not ourselves. We're out to have a good time, and we try to convey that.' by Ann Diviney of the Hanover Evening Sun 1/26/03.