yeah, i gave up on nanowrimo. around mid-way through the month. i got a little over 20,000 words written. oh well. it was a good first try, and that's more words than i've ever written as one body of work. so maybe it'll see the light of day one day, just for the fun of it.
i had to do it. i've been far too busy with completing the new album, in reel time
. it is my artistic priority right now, since i've made a firm commitment to myself (and anyone else who might be anticipating this thing, haha) to finish it before the end of the month. in fact my tentative release date is december 04th. that's only 8 days away! will i make it? at the rate i'm going, the chances are good.
so far i am making good schedule in the tight timeframe i have left. i have been working diligently on the mixing (levels, effects, and other general pre-mastering polish), as well as adding some new guitar / bass / vocal tracks here and there. i am fairly pleased with some of the acoustic guitar and vocal tracks.
more importantly, i have recorded 2 new tracks, meaning the album will in fact have a total of 12 tracks, not the original 10 reported. more musical fun for all! this will make in reel time
the average length of most of my albums; around 1 hour. this addition is quite exciting for me, because these 2 songs came out quickly and suddenly, and seemed to fit the concept so well; indeed, seemed to be exactly what was missing, and nagging at me. the story seems complete now.
one of the tunes is a previously recorded older tune (written in 2000, recorded in 2001-2002 for my tigers
album) that i have been wanting to rework and re-record for some time. it is a song that was regularly featured in my live sets back in 2002-2003, and i've wanted a better produced recording of it for years. it worked well for the timing and theme.
the other new tune is brand new, never heard, though i did write the lyrics in late 2005. i sat on them for a couple of years 'til the time was right to put music to them. and so it came.
this all required a reworking of the album tracklist, which i will post to my live space blog
in the near future.
as is customary, this new album will be released on my website
for free download from the discography page
. visit and download free music! all my mp3s are free! i've been doing it since before it was a glimmer of an idea in thom yorke's eye.
other than that, what's new? in a nutshell; saw the new beowulf
animated movie, it was pretty good, saw the reverb syndicate cd release party on saturday, it was awesome, and i've been listening to lots of great new music and thinking about what will ultimately hit my best of 2007