I’ve got some new songs…
But they new to brew for a while…
Time to say goodbye to 2016. I’m not gonna lie, this was a tough year. I made it through cancer, but a close friend of mine didn’t. We also lost some big names in the last year, Lemmy, Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and Carrie Fisher to name some of my favorites. Has someone looked in on Tom Waits? We need to make sure he’s safe….
Good things are coming in 2017.
Picture here is my new Orange TH30 1×12 combo amp that I won from Orange Amplification on Christmas Day. This little 1×12″ sounds killer and I can’t wait to start recording with it.
I’ve already got 6 or 7 new songs, and this time they will be full songs, with lyrics, harmonies… the whole 9 yards. I’ll spare no expense, unless it costs real money. If it costs money I’ll have to pass lol. This will probably be recorded and mixed at my home studio, unless someone wants to volunteer to mix this untamed beast.
Also, I could use a producer, I sometimes find it hard to produce myself, not that I’m a difficult artist to work with, but, because I start to second guess my songs when I wear all the hats- songwriter, musician, recording engineer, & producer.
I’m hoping to have some special guests on this album and hoping to have it out sometime this summer.
Well, I’m babbling now, time to go. I hope 2016 didn’t defeat you too badly, and I hope good things come to us all in 2017.
Peace, love & music,
This is an album of song ideas that have accumulated over the last 10 years. These short little ditties were all just stragglers, wandering around on my hard drive, not doing anything. They were just train track hobos with no jobs or ambitions…. Just some bastard songs who had no home. So, I decided to build them this little “hobo camp” of an album.
Many of these ideas were late night ramblings, I would move on to the next idea before fully flushing out the last idea and never actually finishing them. Kind of like “musical A.D.D.”
Over the last few months I’ve gone back and finished some of these songs. At first I wanted to release an epic 31 song, 46 minute album with a bunch of really short unfinished songs that all ran together… But, I’ve decided to do a shorter more cohesive album of 8 songs. I think some of these songs would be great for a movie or even a tv theme song.
I’ve worked pretty hard on this the last few months, many late nights were spent in front of my computer recording various instruments. I’m not saying this album is the next Sgt. Pepper, hell, I’m not even saying it’s any good. But, I like it. I had fun recording it, and I hope you have fun listening to it.
And, to answer your question, yes they do have bubonic plague. Look it up.
Don’t worry about the other 22 train track hobo songs… I’ll be putting them to work in my studio real soon, hopefully with some guest musician friends (apply within), because music is more enjoyable with friends!
Ok, go give it a listen… ENJOY!
Peace, love & music,
I remember back in the summer of 1999, or maybe it was the fall of 2000, I was recording a track at my home studio. And I couldn’t quite get the sound right… So, I tried playing the guitar with a potato chip, actually it was a tortilla chip… A yellow one… It was made from corn and black beans… I remember we had a whole bag of them, and I said “Oh wouldn’t it be funny if I recorded this song with a chip.” It took a bunch of takes because the damn chips kept falling apart.
And that song was “Hammer In The Back” from Dog Vomit Pizza