i record while wearing bed clothes.
that’s right. who’s to say piano parts don’t sound better when you’re barefoot and wearing boxer pants?
this album suddenly got a whole lot closer to being finished. i can smell it now. and it smells like…clearly canadian. remember that stuff? i used to love drinking it when i was younger and less hairy. evidently it’s still made; we just don’t seem to get it around here anymore. pretty ironic that something called “clearly canadian” is probably easier to come by in the states.
anyway. all the songs i wanted to have in place have now been recorded, so the raw material is there. it’s going to be a tight squeeze, but i think i just might have a sequence figured out that will fit onto one cd. barely. that’s after throwing out 15 of the tracks i’ve recorded, most of which will be held over for the next album. a lot of the songs are cd-ready, a few need some work, and a few others just need to be mixed or tweaked a bit. then i get to wrestle some more with the sequencing and work on the packaging. my goal is to be standing in minuteman press by next friday, with the art files in hand, because everything will be finalized and ready to go. we’ll see if that actually happens. i think it’s do-able.
if the album were a commercial release and there had to be a single, it would probably be this song. it’s got a guitar solo and a surprise jig at the end. if that doesn’t scream “obvious hit single”, what does?
though i don’t plan on making a habit of posting music over on soundcloud, i have to say i do think the player looks pretty neat, what with the waveform and all.