Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Goodbye, Old Band.

Before launching this solo thing in earnest, I was best known in the Northampton area for my work with a band called Group DeVille. We were together for a little over twelve years, and played our final concert on New Year's Eve, 2011. The last bits of business are winding down, and I just posted what will (probably) be the final post on the band's blog: Group DeVille

Friday, January 27, 2012

They're Here.

The discs arrived in Massachusetts yesterday, and so did I. Touched down at Bradley Field around 8:30pm, got back to the house around 10, and was happy to see these had been delivered that afternoon.

It's good to be home again. Looks like the post office is going to see a lot of me over the next few weeks.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Pressing Business.

The actual CDs are now officially scheduled to arrive next week. And of course I won't be here when they do. I'm off to Las Vegas on Monday.

Big In Japan.

Rick Murnane待望のソロアルバム「Wednesday Child」ついに発売!日本のiTunes Storeからもダウンロードできます。fountains of wayneのクリスがドラム/ジャケット写真/エンジニアを担当!

(Arigatou to Makiko for this!)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Liner Notes.

All songs by Rick Murnane • ©2012 Buttonshop Music (ASCAP)
All vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboard noises by Rick Murnane
All drum and percussion noises by Chris Collingwood
Recorded at Camp Workaround in scenic Western Massachusetts
Engineered by Chris Collingwood • Produced and mixed by Rick Murnane
Design by Rick Murnane • Cover photo by Chris Collingwood

Team Photo.

Original photo: L. Stevenson

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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Music Tuesday.

Right on schedule, the album's out as of today. You can preview all nine songs HERE.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

This Just In.

Wednesday Child will be released on iTunes worldwide on Tuesday, January 10th, if everything goes according to plan. Should also be receiving the actual CDs in the next couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted.

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 iTunes and to have the first run of CDs burned. Welcome to 2012. Here we go.