Day: November 28, 2008

Bless me father, for I have shins.

THE CHICKEN ANGEL WOMAN WITH A TRIANGLE is now available at Sanctuary Coffee Lounge. Thanks to Renée and Travis for making that happen.

If there’s anyone left out there who still wants the thing, you can get it there now. And even if my music makes you break out in hives, you should pop over there on the corner of College and Campbell just to buy some great coffee and watch Dr. Phil on the large TV screen. That man is always there for you when you need him.

I’m still not sure if I’m going to be able to get this new album I’m working on finished and out there before the year’s end, but I’m giving it the old college try, even though I never went to college.

There’s about half an hour of music in finished form so far that’s definite CD material. So there’s enough right now for an EP. But I’m not really feeling the shorter format at the moment. There are also a lot of songs in various stages of completion, and some that are finished but won’t be making the cut because they don’t quite feel right.

The other album I planned on tackling at the same time is still sitting on the back burner while this one starts to take shape. In some ways it feels like a logical progression from CHICKEN ANGEL WOMAN. In other ways it feels like a pretty different beast to me.

I don’t think there are going to be as many have-a-brief-coughing-fit-and-you’ll-miss-them tiny songs as there were last time, but I’m sure there will be some that insinuate themselves. Yesterday I improvised and recorded something that sounds like a warped blues song run through a cheese grater. It’s forty-four seconds long.

I have no idea what I’m going to do for cover art once this album is finished, but I hope to figure that out at some point.

On a different note, I randomly stumbled across this site called CLLCT a while back, forgot about it, remembered, forgot again, remembered again, and now I’m thinking it might be fun to put some music up there, maybe.

I like how no one pays for anything and the emphasis is on building a community and sharing all different kinds of music with anyone who might care to hear it. I still prefer a physical album (CD, vinyl, cassette, Flintstones Vitamin sound capsule, or what have you) to MP3s, but I could always just offer to send people CDs in the mail over there if they wanted them. Something to think about.

Oh yeah — almost forgot. I ordered a saw. Not for decapitating people, but for musical purposes. The thought of playing a musical saw never even occurred to me until yesterday, when reading up about the theremin led to reading up about the saw and I learned they’re pretty cheap. They also have an eerie and unique sound to them that isn’t quite like anything else, and I think it would be a fun thing to be able to play around with.

So don’t be too surprised if some otherworldly singing saw sounds crop up in a few places on the next album.