I’m happy to say I now have hard copies of my new album “Love & Heartache”. I still have to wait for my web man to get it up on my site…I still have to send a copy to CD Baby for them to make it available on their site as well through them to iTunes and other e-retailers of music…but it’s still nice to have the hard copies in hand. My albums hardly sell at all. I would make more money from music each year if I didn’t record anything. They only get heard by a very small number of people. But I feel that recording them and sharing them is something I need to do. I’m proud of these songs…they tell the stories of my life. Yeah, I know, who cares about that…these are pretty much vanity projects…but when someone else resonates with one on my songs…when it releases a similar charge for them that I felt when I wrote and recorded it…it’s a really nice feeling...the feeling of making a connection through sound, words and melody. I never know if any given album will be my last. I wonder every year if I have anything else to say and I wonder that now. But in any case, this baby will be up on my site pretty soon and I’ll let you know right here when it is.
*A heads up for next month: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016: “6th Annual Political Songs”
The only rules of this Hack Circle:
1. You’ve got to use your feet to keep the sack in the air and off the ground. No hands! (10 voluntary pushups if you do)
2. If you miss or otherwise screw up, you can’t say, “I’m Sorry.” (10 voluntary pushups if you do)
3. No serving to yourself. (10 voluntary pushups if you do)
4. No hotdogging. Meaning this is not about how many tricks you can do before the sack hits the ground, and it’s not about working obsessively on tricks. Tricks are fine but in general, we want to keep the hack going as a friendly group and keep everyone involved.
See you at the bandshell, rain or shine. The shell provides shelter from the rain and once a circle gets going, you’ll be plenty warm.