The Crucible song a day project is still rollin. Here’s one of my favorite songs from this month:
In other news . .. I got one more week to catch my breath n find new pointy boots here in Tucson before I head out again with Howe Gelb for a 10 day tour of Spain. I’ll again be opening the shows and accompanying Howe on guitar and drums. I hear a fellow named Shelley and a hand full of gypsies might join us here n there as well .. .. check the shows section for tour dates.
It’s like they say . .. in the heat of the day, a drink will keep the pain at bay .. …
Did you hear me mumbling on at a European concert about my writing, recording and posting one song a day project? Well all you gotta do is click here to find 50+ songs in my project, The Crucible.
Happy to present The Hidden Mothers 7″ picture disc! 50 hand number copies were made and will be available on the upcoming European tour. Any left over copies will be sold online. . .. but until then, head to my Bandcamp to hear and download the track!
I am very excited to announce that I’ll be opening for the Howe Gelb European tour! I will also be backing The Coincidentalist himself on guitar . .. Head over to the shows page for all the tour dates.
And don’t forget about The Crucible song a day project . .. I’m about to get started on today’s song . . ..
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The Crucible project is still in full swing . .. and today I feel like I wrote an especially good song . ..
I’ll also be playing my first Tucson show in sometime this Saturday, January 25th. You can get tickets here.
Today’s entry in The Crucible is a song about songwriting. . . hear “How Hard, The Grind” over at The Crucible page!
head over to The Crucible page to read about song 3 in my write, record, post one song per day project.
A new year is a graveyard for attempts at forming better habits. … .. well here’s my attempt.
After writing, recording, producing, session playing, and attempting to release multiple records this year, I’ve hit a wall. It just doesn’t work. It is a childish game of searching for labels, asking for favors, racking up credit cards to pay for recording time, etc . .. it becomes nothing but a knuckle draggin rut. It’s rare to know how to make somethin really click for you, but when the wheels are about to fall off and the bottle in the passenger seat is empty, you know it’s time to change.
Here’s my try at keepin music light n simple. To realizin that a song is just a song. There’s too damn many of em anyways. No song is more or less special than the next. You pick one up for a day, put your favorites on an iPod playlist, throw the rest away . .. This is an attempt at writing, recording, and “releasing (putting on the web)” a song a day . .. recording on an iPhone, tape machine, Logic, Pro Tools, whatever. Sketches, totally thought out songs, instrumentals, spoken word . .. Here’s my try at better habits.
Head on over and check out the first two installments of what I’m calling The Crucible.
Currently on tour in Europe with Giant Giant Sand . .. .. Turnhout, Belgium tonight!
home from the wild west of france. . .. back to taming, arranging, tracking and destroying the new solo record. .. . should have tracking done very soon.
here’s a french souvenir. .. . . . . . .