||This Is The Title Of This JournalGreetings peeps!|
Here's the deal. I love you all. I miss you all.
But, let's face it... the chances of me catching up and spending as much time as I used to here are slim. I'm not canceling my account. I'm just busy with other things and I'm not online nearly as much as I used to be.
But... you know how to contact me, and I know how to contact you, and I don't want to lose touch with any of you. So even though I'm not around as much, I'm not gone by any means.
I get a lot of messages asking about the CD.
Here's the official skinny:
To say that it's taken longer than I expected is an understatement. (The MySpace site still says it's coming out in 2008.)
I hit a roadblock with getting vocals that I was happy with in the studio last year, so I'm in the process of outfitting my house with the necessary Pro Tools setup to complete it here at my own leisure. It's a bitch when you book a handful of sessions that you're paying a lot of money for, and then your voice says, "Not today".
Ang has been a godsend for collaborating with the record's engineer and researching the specifics on what equipment I'll need to seamlessly transport the project from there to here.
That being said, vocals are the only thing left. When I'm happy with them, I'll turn the whole thing back over to the other studio for editing and mixing.
Will it be done sometime this year? I don't see why not. Hands & Hearts is already old news to me, but I'm committed to its completion. And although my hands are still completely devoted to this record, my heart has long moved on to The Whistling Prime.
What's The Whistling Prime, you ask? It's the next one that I've started writing. Yes, it's conceptual. It's a little sci-fi story with a few different characters. Rock opera? No. Tommy or The Wall or Sandinista? Certainly not, but I'm designing it to be a continuous piece of music with no breaks between the songs with a definitive beginning, middle and end, and with recurring melodies interweaving throughout. That's all I want to say about it right now, other than I'm excited about the idea of recording it primarily at home.
Finally, those of you that have copies of the CD promised to you via barter (like otter_be, who sent me some really sweet posters that I've failed to publicly acknowledge until now, and Leus, and ChiMan...etc...), you haven't been forgotten!
There you have it.
Stay in touch.