OK, so if you’re reading this you’ve probably passed through the obligatory front page advert. I tend to think of these as force field the deflector shields on the USS Enterprise. Or like when Sir Ian shouts YOU SHALL NOT PASS! …er… Man, I gotta get out more.
Where was I?
As you can see, in two months you’ll be able to purchase my first album of all new material in four years. I don;t know whether I’m amazed at how fast. Or how slow.
Deep Insights That Really Make You Want To Buy
Not much to say about the material itself that you can’t find at those places, except to add that this is new, New, NEW! I sure hope you find this original and not just the aural equivalent of running $1 worth of perfectly good cow into a machine to sell $3 worth of ‘meat by-products’. Not a speck of cereal.
See my goal for this album (aside from making a few dollars to fund the opera) was to make something that stands on its own. Unfortunately, every act from Wayne Newton to Metallica With The London Symphony Orchestra says the same bullshit. (Was it Nigel or Derek who talks about a ‘re-imagining of Spinal Tap?) What keeps me up at night is this: when they say that stuff, are they lying and aware of the crap meat by-product? Or are they being sincere and just clueless shills?
I was about to make a joke about how I won’t run those risks because hey, Wayne and Metallica added strings after. But I won’t. I’ll just say that, to the extent that self-awareness can inoculate the artist against such virulent ills, it is my sincerest wish that you find this material nourishing for its own sake.