Friday, January 13, 2012

Why Wednesday Child?

Like lots of people, I was born on a Wednesday. But while the title song refers to the classic children's rhyme, it is about an imagined someone. It's not autobiographical. I'm generally a pretty cheerful guy. And yes, I'm also big fan of Charles Addams, but the little girl in his cartoons has nothing to do with the title, either.

What happened was my friend Chris and I got together for dinner and a recording session just about every Wednesday evening for a year or so, and this album was one of the eventual results. The original idea was to get familiar with some new recording software and hardware that Chris was installing in his studio, and I was a convenient conspirator with some songs lying around. After a while, the project began to take shape into something more than just an excuse to learn more about engineering.

Long story short: Wednesdays were when we worked on the songs. It just seemed natural to treat Wednesday Child as a title track and name the album that.  If you find any fault with the songs, the singing, the playing, or the production, blame me and not the other guy. But I hope you enjoy at least one or two of them, and on whichever day you like.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year.

Today seems like a good day to introduce this new blogsite to those of you who were wondering what was coming next. The packaging design is finally finished, so the new album gets sent off this week to have the first run of CDs burned. Welcome to 2012. Here we go.