May 27 2021
Thank you for reading this post, which is the first one I’ve made for this page since March 20, 2020, right at the beginning of lockdown, one week after getting home from the interrupted Devin Townsend tour. One might think, wouldn’t one, that in the ensuing 14 ½ months the front page of this website would have swelled obscenely from all the new website-specific content I’d be creating in this exciting new hermetic pandemic environment. It didn’t! I was distracted!
But I’m about to post a large bunch of things (all of which will provide details of these various distractions). This post acts as my public pronouncement of this emerging reality, so that I am now duty-bound to deliver a copious series of posts to you, each of which highlights a thing I’ve done over the past year, or a thing I’m currently doing, or about to do, or am thinking, or sump’m. (And I’m delivering all of the posts to Antal, who will very kindly be posting them here. Thank you Tal for doing this, and for years of friendship and support and maintaining this site so well, and patiently waiting for me to provide some sort of content).
Speaking of things, the thing I just did is to finalize the vocal parts of a song called “Carousel,” which is a crucial piece of the solo album I’m working on (my first one since Scambot 2 in 2016), so I’m feeling jubilant about that. It was the first major set of lyrics I began work on during the pandemic, and I hit a wall on it and for months now it was just locked up at around 30 seconds in (of a 7-minute piece), and over the last week or so the lyrics and melodies just went pew! pew! pew! and now it’s all there and I’m feeling so ding-dang relieved.
NOW I’ve got a bunch of posts to write and I’m gonna. See you on the other side. I’m doing really well, by the way, and I hope you are too.