So what if the paint hasn’t dried on our last album? I am in the business of making music that I love, and I have been writing up a storm over here.
Having the piano in the living room is a big help, as I have been able to play it every day for at least a bit. Usually when I sit down there, I write a song or a part of a song or a riff or some vocal melody. Something.
I love the piano. As it happens, “Faraway Farm & The Bird” was five minutes from being a piano-based album. I had a list of about 100 songs in mind as possible album tracks, and as I narrowed it down, the mold of the songs was inching towards piano. “Run. Run! Run!!! RUN!!! RUNNNN!!!!!” was originally written on piano. It was also called, “Little Franky” at the time, but that is a different story.
Anyway, because Ryan, John, and I were having such a ball playing as a indie guitar-rock trio, I thought I would push the guys to produce some magic in that arena. They delivered, and I haven’t looked back since.
But I do miss playing the piano live. My weekly gig at Sportsman’s Pub is many years in the past, as is my piano-rock duo, Arthur Dent. This next project is looking more and more like it will be an album of emotionally-charged piano music. I have a song about my brother, Noah, a couple of beautiful songs about Lisa, a couple of songs about my cats, and a bunch of other ideas.
I like to put together a list of 100 for pretty much every creative thing I do, and musical albums are no exception. From the list of 100, we will narrow it down to 10 or so that will be recorded for the album.
Oh! And I also have this beautiful dance thing with Nate happening. But more on that later.