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.
My brain was a little soggy at the time. Still, 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. That’s the first time I’ve ever done a radio interview over the phone. Dig the lo-fi lisp of imposition.
I’ve always been a sucker for that telephone vocal effect. I used it in the old days once or twice — most notably on “Ebenezer Scrooge” on DON’T TALK LIKE A BABY ten years ago. I need to pull that sound out again one of these days.
I’ve gone through at least a hundred and thirty copies of the new CD already in less than two weeks. That’s insane. I’m already close to needing more booklets, inserts, and jewel cases. AN ABSENCE OF SWAY and IF I HAD A QUARTER… are pretty close to being “out of print” too, because I’m more or less out of inserts for them. I guess those subliminal messages I planted in the songs have really started to kick in.
On a random note, I think I need to write a song called “The Rise and Fall of Steven Seagal”. It will be at once uplifting and heartbreaking. It will also be a psychobilly polka.