Oh hi, I didn't see you there -- but while I've got you, I'd like to update you on what's been going on. I haven't posted in a while, but the music-making has never stopped. The big news is that one of the bands I play with, Smile Factory, appears on Futureman Records' newly-released XTC Tribute album Garden of Earthly Delights.
We perform the song Season Cycle
, and as a long-time XTC fan I'm thrilled and honored to have been a participant. The band: Brandi Ediss, Keith Klingensmith, Frank Padellaro, Torbjörn Petersson, Lee Wiggins, and me.
I've been active on other projects as well this past year, including the following:
- I play piano and organ on Stacey Cargal's $7.00 and Change. I almost don't dare to cite any influences on this one because the work is so boldly original, but the songs have a rootsy rock quality with a nice, gritty edge. So, so well done Mr. Cargal. :)
- I play piano on Theme Music's Rocky Horror Tribute album, for the songs Science Fiction/Double Feature, Dammit Janet, Time Warp, and as a bonus track, Paradise By the Dashboard Light. I haven't heard these songs in decades, and I forgot how much fun they are. I mean, time hasn't diminished the joy from these songs at all.
- I wrote and produced the bumper music for The Open Waters Podcast, which discusses new developments in open-source software.
I hope this note sees you all well, and wish you health, safety, love, and sanity as we get through this difficult time together. I’ll see you on the other side.