I’ve been going through a lot of changes lately, cliche though that sounds. It’s not really an excuse, but it is a bit of an explanation as to why I’ve dropped updating this blog. So! A few announcements.
1.) I’m changing the name of upcoming album. It’s going to be called, Fibres.
2.) I’m completely redoing everything I started months ago. I’ve been listening to my recordings and they’re just not quite right, but fortunately, I’ve made an awesome new friend with a fancy recorder and I’m still going to try and hammer out my songs before the year is out.
3.) I did a photo shoot with my friend Mitali (check out her blog here). I’m not sure when to drop all the pics, but I’ll tantalize you with this one. She is good.
4.) I’m trying to organize some shows. Anyone want to play with me?
I’ve been working on re-working Simple Fruit for my next album, 18.93 Metres of my Fibre. It’s been a lot of fun, but it’s also been pretty hard work without much of note. I’m also daydreaming about a piano solo right on that bridge.
It’s funny how un-romantic recording music is. It’s mostly just a cabaret of soul-crushing recordings that are just not good enough until you hit on something that may not be exactly what you’re dreaming of, but it’s close enough to authentic that you can ride with it. Take, for instance, the recording of Simple Fruit that I have on this website currently. It’s a fairly good recording, but my throat was sore and I was nervous about singing that song, so my vocals just aren’t right. They’re not strong enough. So I’m re-doing it, and I’m probably going to publish a very similar version of the song on this site with piano and call it done – an excellent exercise in eliminating hubris, no?
Speaking of which, I need to practise my glockenspiel. Please! Check out my events listing and come visit me at Le Pastel on Rachel E. on the 26th of July.