I’m getting pretty excited about the new album, The Shadow Out of Tim. I hope I can pull off all the storytelling I need while still maintaining just the right amount of rockage – which is, for your information, 100% rockage. When we go into the studio in December I’m pretty sure we’re going to be recording about 13-14 tracks. Two of which will not appear on the album but will be saved for the subsequent album. But don’t worry, you’ll hear them at our live show next Saturday.
Speaking of music, I listened to “Concerto for Clarinet (Part I and II)” by Artie Shaw today, and I was blown away. Briefly, Artie Shaw was one of those wartime jazz bandstand musicians (Glenn Miller being the most famous) and Shaw was famous for his clarinet playing. This youtube clip from some movie has about three and a half minutes of the nine minute track I have on my iTunes. My other favourites he performed are Someone’s Rockin’ My Dreamboat (with Ella Fitzgerald I’m sure) and Just Kiddin’ Around. Go find them.
ps I can’t get enough of that crazy lingo as seen in Jeepers Creepers (not the film).