Well, I have one song left to write, and then all that's left is recording this thing, naming it, and figuring out what the best way will be to release it. It'll be a pretty logical progression from my last album, which could be said for the one before that, and the one before that, and the one before that…but I'm looking forward to fleshing out the differences in arrangements and production. I'm taking a quick trip to the city to record with a drummer friend in a couple of weeks, and those drum tracks will serve as a foundation for the majority of the tracks on the record.
The lyrics on this album are more nuanced than my usual output, I think. Some are political, some are imagistic, some are personal. I'm not 100% happy with all of them, but that doesn't bother me so much. Lyrics don't always need to stand on their own, and the fact that so many of these particular lyrics do is something that I'm proud of. Some are deep, some aren't--just like life, right?
My favorite musical find recently is a songwriter from Los Angeles named Tim Carr (timothyglenncarr.com). My friend China (thechoircroaks.com) e-mailed me about him. She saw him open for Jherek Bischoff over there and she said she was blown away by the performance. I'm looking forward to seeing him myself sometime.