Well my favorite Brit and Austrian boys are back in the U.S.A. with me…Picked them up, loaded up the car with MUCH gear and drove out to my parents’ oasis in Tucson Arizona for a week of serious (more or less) rehearsal…Yippeee! Got all set up yesterday and crushed our way through 3 song arrangements. If that ain’t progress, I don’t know what is. I even brought my old electric guitar with me. Rock! Finished rehearsal, put our suits on, went for a swim, came back and watched the sunset and drank Tecates and watched stupid old James Bond movies. Just finished my 2nd cup of coffee which means I’m shaky enough to start singing again…Off to work! More soon. p.s. Put it on your calendars…April 15th at 9 p.m. at Room 5 in Hollywood. It’s going to be right rockin’, innit!
I’m back in Tucson for a quick bout of rest and practice and–hopefully–inspiration before…My old bandmates Johnny and Tommy come back from Europe and we go in to make a new album~!! I’m very excited…Had a good meeting yesterday with a potential producer/engineer. We swapped great ideas relative to what I want and, maybe even more importantly, what I DON’T want for this album. This morning on the plane I spent some time listening to different songs with different production elements that I like…I love T. Bone Burnett’s drum treatment on “Raising Sand”, but it’s probably TOO open and echoey for me…Etc. etc. In other news, I had a lovely fun time playing an in-the-round style show on Monday at Room 5 with 3 other lovely talented folks. Plus percussion! Djembe, snare, triangle, you name it…Very fun to get a little taste of some of my new material with beats…Good times had!! More bulletins soon.