Hey friends! It’s been a while.
So I feel the need to apologize to everyone for the long delay in the completion of M.E.O.W. I also feel the need to explain to you all why the album is taking so long to get into your hot little hands.
Back in April of last year I lost my day job. I spent the next 4 months unemployed, and trying to find work. Having spent over 13 years of my life in retail, I really tried hard to put my degree to good use and get out of that rat race.
Well, I succeeded. I have a full time job at an awesome company in Ann Arbor, MI. And I’m doing something I love. I write code! I wake up each morning and look forward to my work day, and that is something I never thought I would get to say.
Unfortunately, the rock & roll lifestyle tends to clash with the day job lifestyle – especially when you live an hour away from work and an hour away from most venues.
Since I last updated the website, I’ve done a few small open mic nights but haven’t really done anything big. I almost had a gig with the guys in Tri-Nebulous back in March. Unfortunately, it fell through when the venue underwent a management change and decided they didn’t want to put on rock shows anymore. It happens.
So I’ve had some difficulty finding the time to book and play gigs. I promise to get back to it real soon – I love being on stage!
Now about the album. Obviously the day job eats up time that could be spent mixing the album. But I’ve also suffered the same thing that a lot of independent artists suffer from – perfectionism. I want every note, every song, and every mix to match what I hear in my head.
This record is the first one where I really feel totally in control of the quality of the product – from start to finish. Being an independent artist also means you have no one else to blame if you’re unhappy with something you release to the public. I want you guys to get the best record I can give you.
With that in mind, I have completed the first phase of mixing and am going in to the studio in the next week or two to fine tune those mixes. I hope to have the record ready to go to mastering by the end of July.
In the meantime, I have a few surprises coming your way and I hope they will more than make up for my long absence.
So, until next time – stay weird!
– Experimental Voice Box Programmer