Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Another year. Almost done.

...and thank God for that!  A few highlights aside, this has been one shitty year.  Okay the highlights: Lots and lots of classic Jerry Goldsmith scores finally saw the light of day.  Ditto for John Williams, from whom we actually received two new masterpieces (WAR HORSE and THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN) along with the release of his complete score for 1941 and an additional release of the actual film score for NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, which came from the good folks at FSM.  Sadly FSM will no longer be releasing CDs via their label but the signs do look good that FSM mastermind Lukas Kendall will continue to "fight the good fight" and get many more film scores released through other channels.

My album came out earlier this month and has been receiving positive notices and moderate sales which is more than I could hope for considering my tiny little "Dog & Pony Show" setup. Some very pointed observations regarding lyrical content, production sensibilities and tone in general have been made by several listeners and it's good to know that my message hasn't gotten muddled in spite of it coming from my warped mind.

I've already completed the remix for the next single, which will be HAPPY?  I've decided to try something a little different with this single and will only be releasing a new extended remix along with a few non-album tracks.  No single release of the album version since it already exists on the album.  No point in overkill, right?  It shall be released in either late January or mid-February.

I've been making and posting a few videos on my Facebook band page of material new and (mostly) old.  I've found it a perfect venue to get some of the stuff that's been sitting around forever out there.  While my video productions are modest affairs, with mainly still images, they're communicating what I want and who could ask for more than that.  I'm still debating what route I should take with HAPPY? and if I should make a video or not and whether I should appear in it at all. Go and take a look at my vids and hopefully you'll enjoy the music as well.

Well, as this fucked up year closes and another, hopefully full of promise, approaches I can't help but get misty when thinking of everything that has transpired.  Good and bad.  For whatever it was, I'm just bloody thankful that it's almost over.  Here's to 2012 and I hope I can get to Arizona, California, Ireland, New York, Houston (or wherever I'm meant to be) before the world is supposed to end in December of 2012...if those Mayans got it right.  I don't want to be stuck here in Hawaii in 2012 and if you saw what happens to the island in the movie 2012 you know what I'm referring to.  I don't like "normal" heat so I know I won't enjoy being reduced to kindling on VOLCANO LAND.

That's it for now kiddies.  I hope your New Year celebrations go off without a hitch and that all of you have nothing but good coming your way!  Wish me the same please cause boy do I fucking need it!

Love to you!