Changes for the %$#@# Holidays!
Finishing up this album. Long time coming, and a lot of sacrifices. Kind of hard at this point to let it go. This is the third solo album, and the first with an outside producer. The fact that he was involved, and that I couldn’t afford to pay him what he was worth, had the unexpected benefit of being done before I am ready by instinct. I would normally be tweaking mixes, adding tracks, burying and killing spontaneity. Truth is, with all our differences, I needed Rich on this project.
Anyway, I am at the “torturing the poor mastering engineer” stage of things, then on to manufacturing, marketing, live supporting and selling the damn thing. What I know currently about these processes you could fit into a music industry professional’s heart and still have room for all the compassion and humanity. That being said, I shall press on. Why? Because I may not be all that and a bag of chips in your opinion, but I am an artist, and I will complete my duty to this project. What is that duty? As my lifelong friend and genius guitarist Tom Ayres told me, “Your job is to make the most beautiful art you can, nothing more, nothing less.”
The album (I still call them that) is called “Burn Down Start Over” and is eleven tracks long. I am having it pressed, even in this post-CD period. Then comes plan B through Z. We will see.
After that, I will save up to move out of my shithole apartment and begin again.