i was just on CJAM talking about the new album and general johnny things. it was a little last-minute, so i couldn’t warn y’all beforehand, but you can check it out here if you like. i’m about fifteen minutes or so in, though i think the interview with the drummer from fiftywatthead is well worth listening to as well.
my brain was a little soggy, but i think it’s safe to say i was full of scintillating information and dirty jokes. only not. thanks to adam for chatting with me on the phone. that’s the first time i’ve ever done a radio interview via telephone. dig the lo-fi lisp of imposition.
i’ve always been a sucker for that squashed telephone sound, and used it as a vocal effect in the old days once or twice — most notably on “ebeneezer scrooge” on DON’T TALK LIKE A BABY ten years ago. i need to pull that sound out again one of these days.
the CJAM MP3 archives seem to be down at the moment, so if the above link doesn’t work, and/or if you just want to hear my bit, you can do so right here:
i’ve gone through at least 130 copies of the new CD already, in less than two weeks. that’s insane. i’m already close to needing more booklets/inserts/jewel cases. AN ABSENCE OF SWAY and IF I HAD A QUARTER… are pretty close to being “out of print”, because i’m more or less out of inserts for them. i guess those subliminal messages i planted in the songs have really kicked in.
on a random note, i think i need to put together a song called “the rise and fall of steven seagal”. it’ll be at once uplifting and heartbreaking. it will also be a psychobilly polka.