Catching Up

Sorry I've been a bit incommunicado this past week. Aside from getting all the cds out I've been in the studio or playing a show every day for the past week and a half and I have two more weeks to go before a proper day off! That being said I've been doing all right.

Last week I recorded and produced a cool project for my friend Arthur Alligood. He's a great singer and really unique songwriter and we had a really neat time. We did the whole thing in four days, three complete songs a day, final vocals live and all that stuff. It was a lot of work but really rewarding. I played bass as we tracked live and then overdubbed electric guitars. I want to post one of Arthur's lyrics up here later this week because I think you guys will freak out about how great it is.

This week I'm working with Kevin Lawson. We started this project over a year ago and are just now getting back to finishing it. Unfortunately during that time the hard drive storing his project got erased and we're having to start over. Ouch. It's going to turn out cooler, though, and although I hate that we lost it, the project will probably be better for it.

Caedmon's played this weekend in Montgomery, AL. It was HOT. I don't like it when it's hot. I would rather be cold any day. You can always wear more clothes, but people like me can only take so much off. I DID finally find a cool hat, though, at a mall I went to to kill some time in air conditioning. Patience, ladies, I'll post a picture when I get time... Caedmon's original B3 player, Randy Holsapple, "filled in" for this show and that was a blast. I don't know if it's "filling in" when you played with the band for eight years, but whatever. I have played for the band for three and a half years now and that didn't stop me from completely forgetting how the song "This World" goes. And yeah, I start that one. Cliff introduced it and a look of sheer terror came over me. Total brainfart. For the life of me I couldn't remember how it went. I've played this song hundreds of times. I had to turn around and ask Trip what the chords were! I have rarely been this embarassed. It was probably the heat. Or the hat.

Well, I should probably get (back) to bed. The postal service resumes tomorrow so hopefully CDs will start trickling in. Please let me know when you get them and, once you've had time to give it a listen, let me know what you think. This is an exciting time for me and I hope everyone enjoys the year and a half of work that's on its way to your mailbox. Hope you all had a good Memorial Day (I batted a WiffleBall RBI that let Mitch Dane give us the championship, so you know I did) and have a great week getting back from the holiday.