as usual, i am never good at posting anything here. it's been so long, i have no idea on where to begin or what to talk about. hmm... well, for one, and i don't know if i mentioned this already, but i recorded a new album with richard swift. the experience was incredible and was everything i hoped for. three weeks set aside to record the album, were cut down to one week. this included mixing. vocals and guitar done live and for the most part in one take. i didn't want to fake it. my days of doing a guitar take and then vocal overdubs were over. capture the performance. it's what i love about "oar" by skip spence, and countless other great albums that i hold in high regard. richard was/is brilliant. what else is there to say? he's an old soul. the hardest part now, is not being in the studio again, right away. if i could, i would just make records with him only. i guess i could. i mean, why not? glen campbell worked with al delory for most of his career early on. one thing i realize more and more is that, there are no rules. music is complete and total freedom. everything else, well, most everything else, just seems like a prison. ok, it's not that bad, but you get the point. what else did i want to mention? i just got back from europe. it was such a great time, and unlike other tours i've done overseas, i got to see a lot. cathedrals and monuments. friends. new friends. it was great! so, thank you to everyone who made it out to the shows.
for now, i am looking forward to the next year. it's going to be exciting. the new record, which is called, "saint bartlett" by the way.. will be out in may. no exact day as of yet. we're still working on album art and there is still a lot to plan.
i will really do my best, to keep up with this blog thing.
for now, i wish everyone a merry christmas and happy new year.
above else, there is love.