I haven’t consistently posted entries in my blog for a long time. It’s time to change that. I’m going to try posting every Monday night for the foreseeable future, even when I don’t have much to say.
My current project - a batch of songs my wife requested to help her sleep at night - is almost done. I’ve posted links on my Facebook page(s) as they’ve been completed, so feel free to have a look. Or, you could just wait another month or two, and I’ll have the whole collection posted on this site.
There will be a total of 11 songs, 9 of which are instrumentals. Nine of the songs are new; 2 of the instrumentals have been released on different albums. I’m going to rerecord “Moonbeams” from Twenty Aught Eight and reuse “Lulluby” from Live. Love. Learn. Sing. as is. It fits in perfectly. I also have 2 new songs I need to record, but they shouldn’t take long. I’d like to be finished by this time next month, but I’m not going to rush anything.
Once that’s done, I’m going to record the audio for my book, Eyes in my Dream, which will also serve as a final edit. I have no idea how long that will take, but I don’t expect to be finished before April 2019. I’ll also start working on new songs, and I want to have a new album ready no later than 8/9/2019.
Why that date, you ask?
Simple. I’ll be 50 years old.
It feels like an important milestone to me, though it’s difficult to articulate why. There’s part of my that didn’t expect to live this long. In my 20s, I kind figured I’d be done before I hit 50, but these days, I’m in no hurry to check out. I have stuff I want to do.
I’m toying with the idea of playing a gig on that day, but my first choice (Wild Hog in the Woods in Madison) doesn’t start their season until after Labor Day. I may choose another spot. If I do, I’ll let you know.
That’s it for now. Be good.