Figured it was time for an update… I’ve been quite distracted by things… Nice weather, twitter, Quito, upcoming tour, trip to FL for a Humane Society Benefit and visit with the family, swine flu scares (it was just food poisoning) and oh yeah the NEW ALBUM.
So here’s where it’s at. We’ve officially recorded 15 songs. And we love all of them. We’re looking at 12 songs for the record and the rest will be bonus tracks for b-sides or exclusive downloads and stuff. This record has been so much fun to make and write! (see older blogs for deets) Starting was easy this time, Luis has Pro Tools down and I’m happy in the Garage Band world. We have tons of demos and are still writing songs… so Blackheart is just going to have to cut us off at some point. Or maybe we’ll just keep recording and put the next next record out all quick-like!
We have a little time right now so we’ve been doing a lot of writing and some writing with other people which is super fun. Luis and I have been doing this band together for geeze, like 10 years and it’s really refreshing and inspiring to have other people in the mix. Especially people we love. So far we did some writing with Kay Hanley (who I have loved forever!) and Tina Parol (hilarious and talented new pal). There’s just something cool that happens when there’s a new and cool person in the mix and it’s not just Luis and me. You know how you just get kind of comfortable with the people closest to you… then you talk to someone new and you’re like, “Oh yeah. That’s right. I’m kinda cool. I like lots of stuff I almost forgot about.” Or is that just me?
Whatever. So that’s where we’re at. Just a few tweaks and the record is done. But then you have to wait till SEPTEMBER to get it. I know. I know. But records take time to put together! We still have to do artwork, layout, photos, video oh (ever notice I can’t just type “video”?), new website, new myspace, ear transplants, and if you’re really upset blame “the press” they require a 3 month lead time on these things… so you see there’s a lot to do. AND we’re going to be touring… just a little.
We’re heading out in a couple weeks for a SW run with The Action Design! It’s the “Hot Sauce In Your Eyes Tour!” Ooooowie! Yeah. And, we’ll be playing ALL the new songs. We’ve been rehearsing the crap out of them and are going to rotate in some different ones each night! I was considering printing out some sing-along books but I don’t know… I still forget, I mean, make up words on the fly sometimes and then you would ALL know. It wouldn’t just be for the REAL fans. Teeehee.
So yeah. That’s it for today. I’m using a “vintage” phone (broke another) so I don’t have any fun phone pics for you so I stole one from Luis. This is him in Ecuador (at his first home) next to a “Flintstones” style dumbbell. I never thought of Luis as a Bam Bam. Right?