Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Goodbye to May, Hello Summer, Digital Download Announcement!

Greetings my friends!

The Alternate mixes of Trillium will be released on June 3rd as digital downloads. I hope you like them as much as Jeff Silverman and I do. Thanks JS!!! You rock. The mixes will be available as a physical copy at the end of the summer, and so I will have links to pre-order it. The title is "The Ides of Trillium".

On a more personal note. Winter, Spring was very hard time for me. I think it is because of the things in my personal life is less then perfect. Changes mostly. Change has always been hard on me because I don't like what changes bring. I suppose the old adage "No pain, No gain" is what I really would like to avoid.

Now this doesn't mean I will allow these changes in my life to bring me down. On the contrary, it makes me fight with all that I am. Even tho I am going through all of what life seems to toss at one, I am fairly happy. Sure, I am not immune to tears and depression.. but I would much rather laugh at what is knocking at my door, ready to "do battle with me."

I have some very special friends that have risen up to the challenge of making my life lighter, and full of laughter. I thank you for that.

I thank those of you that have offered your advice and your friendship under strained circumstances. Even tho I may not take the advice, I will always listen because I know where your heart is when you talk with me. I value that.

As I say goodbye to two seasons, I look forward to Summer with a happier heart. My music is coming out of me in droves. I cannot believe the amount of sounds that my head and heart comes up with. I look forward to recording it. Once again I will be working with Will Ackerman. The forth coming album will be very different for me. I won't spoil it, I will keep you guessing. I won't be gigging much because I feel that now that I am working on new material, it will distract me from what I want to do. However, if I am asked, I will perform. I just won't be doing a monthly gig for a while. I will be recording next year.

I look forward to the zephyr the Summer brings!

More to come...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Journey to new music...

I am in the pre-production of a new album. I won't give away too much, but I wanted to start talking about the songs, and what is impacting my writing.

I will be recording in a year the spring of 2012. Why so far away? Well.. basically the rest of 2011 is planned out and I didn't want to record in the winter. I've been gigging so much that I really need a break so that I can start rehearsing the new music that is flowing out of me. I want to take the time with each song and chart them out in terms I can remember. If you really think about it.. a year will pass quickly. Already we are in May and the summer will fly by. Time Passages... which is a title of one of the songs I am working on.

This will be my fourth album, there are many names rolling in my head for a title, the songs are going to be different than I am used to doing. Some of you that have been to my concerts recently have heard the new material.

I have also considered doing a solo piano project, and I am also thinking about doing some singles with electronic elements to them. Whatever I do, I plan on being as perfect as I can with writing... I also do not want to put too much pressure on myself as well.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend..

More to come...