Five of the eight songs that will be included on the upcoming Driven EP. Official worldwide release will be in January, but there may be a few exclusive buying opportunities before that. Stay tuned for ringtones and other fun stuff, coming soon!
So, the past month has been a little crazy. This has kept me off my blog, and for that, I apologize. I was in Fort Worth for a few days, learning about utility accounting, which I’m sure will serve me well in my musical career. I also made a semi-expensive stop at the Justin Outlet. Now that I know such a place exists, I may be in trouble. I’ve never met a Justin I didn’t like.
Aside from the day job, I currently co-host an open mic night once a week with my pal Joe Ryan (the guy I’m dueting with on the EP). Last week, I had a gig with the ever-popular Mike Beeson/Miss Sloan, and, as always, I’ve been recording. This week, I ordered some sound equipment so that when the time comes, I can play a few gigs around the area. The plan for now is to set everything up in my living room, and carefully select and repeatedly play my set list over and over for my dust bunnies. Once the lot of us agree that my show is ready for public consumption, I will start looking for some public to consume it.
The EP project is taking a little longer than intended. We’ve had some issues with equipment and tracking people down. But, we have the last few sessions scheduled, Chuck is all over the layout and graphic design, and I should have something ready to send the printers and pressers by the end of the month. Thanks for your patience! (Please don’t lose interest in buying my CD…..) 🙂
I’ve been reading a lot about marketing, and trying to decide which artists I am most similar to, so that I can try to get the EP into places where people who like it will look. Not an easy task for anyone who writes their own material, unless they are purposefully and successfully emulating someone specific. Come to think of it, to make my life easier, I will make sure the next album sounds as much like Nicki Minaj as possible.
Right now, I’m spending some time preparing for another trip I have coming up. I’m going to the TAXI Road Rally in Los Angeles a few weeks from now. I’m pretty excited about it, but right now, at the top of the list is choosing the appropriate luggage. More on that later.