Have you been alright? Good!
Well, some of you might be thinking...'what the hell happened to this so-called terrific-tremendous, shiny and new Tiny Volcano album?' Huh? Where is it then?
I know, I know..... we are taking our sweet time, no doubt.
Other projects have popped up and sorta blocked this one, most of them have been work related (gottah pay them bills). But, much work has been accomplished in the past month or so. Shall I tell you about it? Ok, you twisted my arm.
First off, since so much time as passed since the start of this "project" - it has afforded me a more intimate relationship with inspiration, so, that means better songs are written as the days pass by. And since better songs crop up, that means the old ones get the boot! And as this will be the last Tiny Volcano album (as if two albums in 15 years isn't exhausting enough), I want it to be the best it can be.
Also, I found that as the new songs moved in and the old and somewhat depressing songs moved out (too many waltz's), the album took on a new life of it's own. A new direction for sure, a "fun" direction. And so... the album has conceptualized itself - it seems. In short, this will be a very fun album to listen to. Nostalgia will be brimming over your iPhone's, car stereos. PC speakers and any other form of music projection you might use.
My influences will be unashamed and unabashed as they parade around naked for all to see while waving a big ol' banner that reads 'oh yes I did'. It will be like an episode of Twilight Zone. Just like turning on your old AM clock radio from the mid 70's and hearing strange new songs that seem oddly familiar, yet brand new to your ears. Nilsson, ELO, Paul McCartney & Wings, Klaatu, Beatles, Queen and Todd Rundgren but to name a few.
Also, other guest musicians have recently joined in on a few songs -such as drummer extraordinaire -Mr. Chuck Sabo. Chuck played drums on the bulk of the XTC Wasp Star album. And, another drummer extraordinaire -Mr. Michael Carpenter. Yes, several drummer/percussionists will be involved with this album.
Fun is on the way, all 22 songs of it.
Hang in there, it will be worth it.