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the move

I’ve been away from the blogging habit for some time. Didn’t plan it that way; life has been in the way, or I’ve let it get that way. So, this marks a return, and a renewal . . . and a move to wordpress, which I hope to learn much more about as I continue to plow forward here.

As many of you know, I am in the midst of completing a new recording; it is taking longer to finish than anyone involved (or not) could imagine. Some of this has been good–taking the time to work a while, then rest the ears, then go back. And function seems to follow form in this case–this is a more densely layered record, not so much a deliberate effort at catching a great live performance, as building a great sonic-cinematic track that delivers the song in the most fulfilled way possible. I think any and all approaches to recording can be valid . . . depends on the songs you’re working with, and the people/place/time involved.  I am tentatively calling the record “Gloryland”; if you’ve been to a live show in the last couple of years, you might’ve heard me/us play the song of the same title. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense as the title of the whole shebang. More about that later.

Very soon I’ll begin a pre-sale campaign, attempting to raise funds for the completion and promotion of the record. You’ll be able to find out more info (and do some of that pre-ordering) via my music site,   Your participation will be greatly appreciated. I will gradually be changing the site, too, employing the wordpress platform and abandoning the iWeb-constructed monster that is there now (holy hurry-up-and-wait, batman).  I am doing all of this myself, as well as my own booking, promo, etc., so though the pace of progress of all these endeavors might feel a bit lazy, the ironic twist is that I am working as hard as I can every day to get all of this done.

Thanks, as ever, for your support, and lately, for your patience. Good things are coming.

3 Responses to the move

  1. mike harris April 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Glad to see you on word press. I have a blog as well and will put a link to yours. May get a few folks to link over and check you out.


  2. Greg St. Martin April 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    Glad to see this blog & your insights on the new CD. I’ll be watching for the pre-sale notice. Please come back to Portland! I know its a bit out of the way but you’ve got some fans out here. Let me know if I can help…

  3. Mark Gerking April 7, 2010 at 10:07 pm #

    looking forward to a lot of stuff!
    gardening tips to plumbing proceedures to old blues 78’s. And you have new album in the works? where have i heard that one before…
    see you in a week or so….

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