2013 Update

Greetings, people of the Internets. There are things happening furiously in the background, and so I figured I should let you know about some of them. So you can be prepared, because without proper preparation I'd hate to think what could happen. Separated from your socks, even. So, straight to it.

1) Recording for the new album is in progress. John and I got together a few weeks ago to run through all the songs and decide on any additions or changes we were interested in, and I'm just now beginning on the primary recording. I'm excited about this album, though it will be quite a bit darker than the first, I think you all can handle it. It's still amusing, though more in a "wouldn't it be funny if we drowned during this fire" kind of way. But I think most importantly it will be good. We're also branching out a lot more instrumentally, adding more instruments, having John add in some Cello parts and letting him loose on the electric bass for a few songs, and with much more orchestration. Anyway, we're working on it, but I do still have to go back to sea at some point, so I wouldn't expect it to be done before summer.

2) However, since I'll be in recording mode I'm hoping to get 1 or 2 "bonus" tracks put out that won't end up on the album but aren't really doing any good just sitting in my head. Slightly lower production values and maybe just me and guitar, but at least something.

3) Even though I won't be home long enough to really get established, now that I actually have a home here in the People's Republic of Ann Arbor I'm going to be getting out to play. I'll be heading to the Acoustic Open Mic at Woodruff's in Ypsilanti for a solo set on Tuesday 8Jan, and we might see if John can make it over for the Ark Open Stage on Wednesday the 9th. We haven't played in public together in what must be 4 years now, so we're looking to do a few gigs here and there, just to prove we still exist. When I have dates I'll post them, if I know them ahead of time. 

4) I'm starting a new project, just for the hell of it. It is called Daily Negation and consists of a twitter account and FaceBook page that redirects from the twitter account. It's purpose is to provide semi-regular reminders of pain and misery, to encourage all (including myself) to embrace reality as it is and avoid unrealistic expectations. You can follow on Twitter: @DailyNegation or FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/DailyNegation

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