It seems like forever since I've gotten to do work at my home-away-from-home The Switchyard, but last Thursday, Kenny & I popped in for 8 hours or so, and laid down drums on the first batch of tunes that will presumably make up most of our new, as-yet unnamed project's record, as well as a handful of songs that are slated to find their way onto some sort of forthcoming release from The Great Affairs. Here's what's shaping up so far:
AS FINE AS YOU ARE
LET ME GO
I AM REBORN
SHAME ON YOU
THAT'S MY GIRL
Some of these may sound familiar, as they've been made available as free demo downloads via our email list or The Great Affairs' ReverbNation account, and a few others may older numbers that have been seemingly forgotten, and (we think) due for a second life right about now.
We resume work on the next batch of tunes, as well as a couple of tracks for our buddy Joshua Ketchmark, on Monday, June 11th, that should include the following:
SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW(No relation to that Gotye song...one of Kenny's that's been gathering dust for a while.)
MAKE IT OUT(yeah, that one....we're gonna take this bird in for some updates, and we're pulling in a couple of ringers to help us spruce it up. If we kill it instead of making it stronger, you'll probably never even hear it.)
MISS AMERICA(another old-school tune of mine, that has as-yet defied attempts to be captured as I originally conceived it in my head all those years ago....we're gonna take one more stab, employing the same cats I'm hoping will inject a little new magic into "Make It Out"...again, an experiment, but this one has been nagging at me for years.)
A SECRET'S A SECRET
Now, there are a few more new ideas that might join this ever-growing list, and I'm not exactly sure where any of this stuff is going to materialize in publicly-consumable form, or when, for that matter......BUT, we are working away at it, so if we disappear from radar for a bit, we haven't crashed, we're simply operating at a lower altitude as we put the pieces together.
More on all this and then some very soon.