This past weekend. I flew out to San Jose to stay with the Bohnhoff’s, so we could finish recording my vocals, piano, and a wee bit of clarinet for my new solo album: Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour. This album is a return to one of my favorite themes, mythology–mostly Greek. It’s a bit darker than the previous gaming album Acolytes of the Machine but also rocking and silly. I do not shy away from the silly . . . or the sad as it happens. There are fourteen tracks of this pomegranate tour, and they range in subjects from coffee, to mad science murder ballad, to caffeinated Lovecraftian mad science, to feeling the autumn in the summer, courting one’s muse, craving apples for the Fairest, and contemplating one’s own mortality.
I posted more on my Patreon Blog yesterday and you can read more about what I said there.
But, I should make sure to announce this here, because I sure will be talking about it OFTEN in the coming months: My Kickstarter for the new album launches on May 18th and ends June 22nd. Amy McNally (also now on Patreon–woot!) helped me be a grown up, and started building my Kickstarter project for me, but there is so much more to do and people to email about various details. There will be fabulous rewards to help fund the album which is sounding amaaaaaazing! I love recording at Mystic Fig Studio. It’s a magical place. Sunnie says so! The album’s title is Scattering Seeds on the Pomegranate Tour. And I will probably be posting some bit about it every day for a few months.
This Kickstarter will help pay Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff for recording the album, pay for additional musicians to fly down and record their parts on various songs, pay Starr Weems for some Peppermint Ladies bookmarks she is creating especially for this project based on ideas dreamed up by the superb award-winning costumer Torrey Stenmark, pay for rights to use album art, pay for CD packaging design, finance CD reproduction (those naughty little devils!), and commission short story cover art. (I’ll tell you more about that last thing tomorrow.)
I’m terrified and excited and delighted. Yup. That’s me.
Love to all of you. SO. MUCH. LOVE. Y’ALL!!!!