Don’t wanna do it.
Don’t wanna talk about COVID-19 or the possibility that our Constitutional rights may be in jeopardy. So I’m just going to move on to something positive.
One Man. One Voice. One Year. has begun. I technically have two videos just about ready to go, and the audio for one is already available on at least three streaming services. Oddly enough, it’s the second song I submitted to Distrokid. I have no idea why it somehow got out ahead of the first song, but I’m not going to sweat it. I’ve decided I want to have a buffer of sorts. I intend to release one video and song a week, but considering I have very little control over when the songs are actually available for purchase or streaming, I want to have two or three on standby. There’s also a chance I may do more than one a week.
It’s interesting to watch myself on video. It makes me more aware of how I look when I perform - and it is a performance, right? I can’t just sit there and look like some kind of robot; there has to be facial expression and some body language. While I haven’t discarded any takes based solely on video presentation, I can see where I might.
The first song will be “Beauty of Our LIves” which was part of Twenty Aught Eight and was originally released on 3/24/08. I’ve always loved the song, and I really like the new version.
Second will be “Talk is Cheap.” The original version just came out on “Words, Music, and Pain.” I intend to include an arrangement like the one you’ll see soon on the album, but I decided the recording could be better.
Third will be “One Last Time,” which was part of “Here I Stand” in 2004, and redone for “My Blues” in 2007. I consider this one of my signature songs, and it will probably always be part of my repertoire.
After that? I don’t know. It’s not like I have a shortage of material. I do have a list of songs I want to relearn before I start gigging again; that will probably be my guide.
I've also started the audio for my book. Two chapters are done.
That’s it for now. Be good, stay healthy, safe, and be kind to others during this difficult time.