|Photograph by Lauren Tabak|
The album is done. Audio is mastered (thank you, Xopher!) and in the can. Album art is underway. It's looking so good. WE are looking so good.
I cannot wait. Enough time has passed that when I listen to the record, I do not hear all the mistakes and seams and compromises.Well, I do, but it's not the only thing I hear.
I hear 12 years, longer than the actual 80s. I hear then, and I hear now. I hear the past and present and future. I hear US.
So while I wait for the Wheels of Industry to slowly turn, I am keeping myself busy. Training. Maintenance. Writing new songs for the next record. If there is a next record. Who knows?
The last couple years have been rough on everyone. But as I say in "One Life", the first track on Pantemonium!...
"You're alive tonight
and we're alive tonight
You've got one life
Play it well
Remember who you were
Don't forget who you are
...take this chance
It may be the last you have"