You might be wondering what I’m doing these days–it’s been so quiet and all, in my dusty corner of the blogosphere. Before the family returned, I was busy living on the cheap, mixing up experimental cocktails with what few remaining spirits were lurking in the cabinet, seeing how far I could stretch my personal threshold for black bean consumption. While booking shows for the fall, plotting and scheming for the record release, and hammering, scraping, or painting something around the house.
I brought my son back from Iowa after the July 4 holiday; he had to get back because he’s taking a novel-writing class. He’s 14. And by word count alone I’m intimidated; he’s kicking my ass. His assignment for the class is to write 1333 words a day. I don’t want to think about how many days (weeks) it would take me to reach that figure. But I’m not about word count right now, of course–it’s the ever-elusive artwork for the album packaging and t-shirt, booking shows for the fall/winter, and finishing up the track selection and editing for the Gloryland demos disc that will be going out to all Gloryland sponsors who contributed at Level 5 and up. Just this week I discovered some tracks on a hard drive that will be great additions to that disc. I apologize for not keeping you more informed about all this, but frankly I’m often embarrassed at the smallness of the details I get obsessed with, and would rather just plow through it than blog every day about why I’m remixing a two-track solo demo for the 4th, 5th, 6th time, or why I now can’t stand the font I was staring at in wonder for an hour the day before. Some things are better done behind closed doors.
I want to thank you again for your generous contributions to the Gloryland fund–as of July 18 we had raised a net total of 8033.81! And there have been plenty of sponsorships coming in since then. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. Thanks, too, to those of you who’ve suggested venues for bookings, or asked when I’ll be coming through your area. Your input is vital, and I’m sure if you have a favorite local live music venue, they’d appreciate hearing your input too–so let them know if you’d like me to come play your town. The fall is getting booked up fairly well, but there are still many open days/weeks. With the new record coming out, it is imperative that I play as much as I can. You can find out more info about the Gloryland fund, and a listing of tour dates, 24/7/365 at the site, www.kevingordon.net. Also, my music page on facebook is now easily accessible via www.facebook.com/kevingordonmusic . If you haven’t visited, please go there and do that “liking” thing you do. And you can find me @kevingordonmuzk on twitter, too.
I’m off to get ready for my show tonight just down the street, at the Family Wash here in beautiful east Nashville. My friend and fellow eccentric Joseph Hazelwood starts the show at 8:30; I’ll go on at about 9:30, with my friends Paul Griffith, Joe McMahan, and Steph Dickinson. Hope to see you there, or somewhere, very soon.