Well I guess I should really update. I've been very busy lately and with Valentine's Day and all the weekend sales,..let's just say I haven't had time these days.
But, that all changed when I logged on to my offical fan club message board this morning, and came across from pretty mean messages. Most of the fans were pretty upset that "How To Deal" was pushed back until July, and no matter how disappointed I am about that, there is nothing I can do about that. I didn't understand where all their statements were coming from, but I will say this...
I'm sorry that being "fan" of mine is so depressing. Quite frankly, I'm getting depressed by reading post after post addressed to me in this manner. I've felt over that past few months, people on this site have been so against me. Sure, I haven't been in the limelight for the last couple of months.....most of that has been intentional (taking a break/vacation and working too). I would never neglect something that fulfills me so. Please don't ever second-guess me in that sense. I'm not slacking or giving up my life to become "a regular kid"....if you can even use the word. But gimme a break! Ok, so "How To Deal" has been pushed back to July. Do I even have an ounce of say in the matter? No. The film company has their reasons and I respect that they will do what's best for the film. As for the others.....I'm just as out of the loop as you are. But, they'll be out soon....you needn't worry. And I'm fully aware that some of the music in the past wasn't properly marketed, etc......Don't you think I, more than anyone, was upset and discouraged by the lack of support in that department? YES! However, I have to look past that and move on to creating or being a part of bigger and better things.....otherwise I might be sitting here like some of you, dwindling upon something i can't fix. I did my job. So, I decided upon developing a concept album (you remember..I mentioned this before) because I didn't want to be the umteemph teenage "singer-songwriter" releasing music in the past 2 years. Believe me, I've been writing music that I am totally passionate about and am a fan of those artists....but I loved the idea of presenting "older" music that I've recently discovered to you guys in maybe a more relatable manner. Could it be a mistake? Maybe! Could it be successful? Let's hope so. The point is, I'm willing to risk it. I so dearly love the music of Carly Simon, Joan Armatrading, The Waterboys, Joe Jackson, Elton John, etc......that I'm so down for taking the chance. I can only hope that my "fans" are willing to give it a try. All I ask is for your patience, support, and trust. You'll see.....believe me.
Hmmm lucky me, I was lurking 'round the board to find just the question I wanted to address........I'm sure by now you all have heard about the "concept" of the new album. In my opinion.....it's very exciting and I don't regard it as a "mistake" as some of my fans have referred to it as. Believe me, it was a very thought-out idea and eventually choice. I'm sure many of the songs we have recorded, some/most of you haven't heard of before. Anywho........we have 9 songs done at this time. I've been in the studio for the past 6 days and done 1, sometimes 2 songs a day. One Cat Steven's song was done in 40 minutes...Heh, I'm getting good ;) I LOVE the way the record sounds at this point.....fluid, yet every song has a different and concise direction......jazzy, acoustic, 70's funk, etc........ Can't wait to get you some samples. Until then..we'll just have to wait and see. Haven't been online much cause of work and I was sick for a good while.
I have so much more to talk about, but I think I practically drained myself. I made a new layout for myself, which pretty much distracted my attention. Oh, before I head out, I want to say one thing...
I am still single, and almost hating it ;)
*grins* Well..Mission accomplished.