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The mighty RiffRaf, edited by rock journalist Richard Fulco, has a series called “Songwriting 101″ in which writers talk about the craft of penning tunes. I’m in the crosshairs this morning: http://riffraf.typepad.com/riffraf/2012/06/s.html We can glean something about ourselves when our words are played back to us. And I learned something today: that I would ratherRead more..
The album, Lincoln Signal, is out this morning. Whew. In a conversation with The Daily Vault, I talked about Sir Galahad, Don Quixote, and Elwood Blues. Turns out they have something in common with Dick Drake, the protagonist of Lincoln Signal: http://www.dailyvault.com/article.php5?id=284 Who’d have thunk it? Lincoln Signal is here for you: Buy at Amazon | CD Baby | iTunesRead more..
Thanks to the venerable Jason Warburg at The Daily Vault for scoping out Lincoln Signal in this in-depth interview. http://www.dailyvault.com/article.php5?id=284
OK, the new video is out for “Spike the Tree.” Thanks to Nic Beery (video direction & production) and Diana Chiritescu (who does a real number on that payphone). Love the “fork in the tracks” at the end.
I don’t know if this song is a “single” or not, but it’s one of the more upbeat tunes on Lincoln Signal. And the fun part? It’s about ecoterrorism. Our hero, Dick Drake, is getting up to some mischief, and we are not talking about whoopee cushions and itching powder. Helmet and goggles recommended. WaterslideRead more..
OK: now I can forget all about whether or not I’m happy with the sound of Lincoln Signal (which is all you think about as you embark upon tweak after painstaking tweak that only dogs will hear). The album is in the can. Engineer Jon Astley (on the left), who mastered the Arms of Kismet recordsRead more..
Friends, I’ve got news. First, though, thanks to the unique musicians who played or sang on the three Arms of Kismet albums: Janna Audey, Logan Claytor, Grahame Davies, Kerry Garcia, Paul Golder, Scott Goodrick, Eamon Loftus, Gaurav Mazumdar, Evan Pollack, Kowtow Popof, Anne Rogers, and Rob Santos. Gratitude also to Jon Astley, who mastered theRead more..
The last stages of making an album seem to take forever. The first 90 percent is all inspiration and songwriting and windmilling. When you’re 90 percent done, you think, “Hey, I’m just about there!” But you know what? You’re not. You’re not because you have to step away from it before you have any idea whatRead more..
OK, you’re sitting at the bar. You pull out your phone and take a snapshot of an old friend sitting next to you. By the time you show the photo to your friend a few seconds later, everything — your life, their life, the world around you — has changed a little bit. And itRead more..