Silent Mike asks how the songs are going for Clive. The boys say that the songs are going well, but that they need a couple more days. They complain that they have more songs than they have time to record. Mike reminds them that this is their first "sit-down" with Clive, and that if the shit doesn't rock, it's going to be their last "sit-down" with Clive. He reminds the boys that they're up against real songwriters, so they shouldn't be too disappointed when nothing they've written ends up on the album. Why does everybody keep mentioning Nelly when they talk about top songwriters? If O-Town ends up with a Nelly song, I'm taking my ball and going home. No more kickball with those rules. Silent Mike tells the boys that right now they're in danger of being One-Hit Wonders, since nobody really listened to "Liquid Dreams" or "We Fit Together," but "All or Nothing" was a smash. You know, I didn't even know it was a smash hit. I heard it whenever I was out shopping, but I didn't know that meant it was a hit. I just thought it was so inoffensive that they could play it in malls. Silent Mike explains that the second album is very important, and that the "sophomore slump" is a very real curse. He tells the boys that they have to put everything into this second album, and can't have anything else going on in their lives. Like, maybe, a camera crew following them around interviewing them for a television show? Just wondering.
Boston Mike's brought his Boston Brother who makes shitty, shitty songs. Shitty. That Popstars 2 song I had to hear five kajillion times at every interactive poll? This fucker wrote it. I hate him. I hate Rich Cronin. He's apparently worked with Clive for four years, and that makes him a veteran. He tells the boys that he wrote sixty songs for his last album and fifteen of them ended up on the actual album. You guys know what LFO stands for? "Lyte Funkie Ones." We must hate this band with every fiber of our beings. This album he "co-wrote" every track for is called Life is Good. I can't believe they're getting advice from a One-Hit Wonder on how not to be a One-Hit Wonder. Rich tells them that the music always has to be about "the song," and that they're never going to write a song for Erik just because girls think he's cute. The song comes first, and then they put the boys around it. Once again, the boys are reminded that most of the songs they write won't be hits. They just have to hope that one of them might stand out.