I've been so busy working on the album after the one we're releasing right now that I totally forgot to stop and smell the roses. The Sage Larson reminds us:
Yep. EFLH is a downright good piece of work. We're fussy perfectionists of one sort or another and we've spent our time looking at the things we could do better. Ok, maybe that's just me. Nope, mostly me. k. Maybe Rosie too. A little.
Also Mr Wizard.
Oh and Theo.
But not Bill. He's so cool.
I took a few days to listen to the whole thing, go to whoah, after Lynchy had mastered it.
I fricking love it.
I tried giving the guys some praise at rehearsal the other day, with a whole Durante-esque attaboy and they all pretty much pooh-poohed it and told me to hurry up and start singing the next song.
EFLH is another weird milestone on a voyage pretty much sign-posted by our willingness to do Whatever Sounds Good, damn the torpedos, full hamster ahead! Yes, the going got weird and the weird turned pro. Get used to it.
I've had a number of emails from our mates in France getting down on the vibe of the album. That's nice. they could do with a breather over there. I've also been driving around with it in the Sydney heat, listening.
I think the guys should be proud of getting to their 7th album whilst still liking one another. Thats a milsetone in itself.
They should also take a moment of pride from the other musicians who chose to be a part of it 'cos they dug it too.
That's the best kind of compliment, like when we got stagejacked by KC Kelsey this year in Kansas because 'you mother******s are playing your mother******* asses off' and he wanted to be in on it.
That's right, the greatest compliment you can get is when other muso's want to be part of it because they feel something too.
We're not making a fuss over Everywhere Feels Like Home because we're too caught up in doing the new work, but we should be. Both making a fuss and caught up in the new. that's what drives us.
We're lucky to be able to do it, fortunate to have the bonds of fellowship that attach us to one another and to the work we do.
I like this album. I like it a lot. Imma let you finish, but imma go listen to it again.