My series continues with the second playlist on a theme inspired by a song on the new album; this time, to complement "Not A Lot Of Blood," we're looking at unreliable narrators. It took a lot of restraint not to just post twenty Randy Newman songs. What are your favorite songs in which you can't trust the singer?
This is the first of eight playlists each based on a song from "A Failure." First up, for "Saul's Blood (A Dream)": Dreams And Visions.
The first round of album reviews are here, and we couldn’t be happier.
In this interview for Vents Magazine, I talk about the new record, unreliable narrators, Christian Kiefer, Nick Cave, fatherhood, alt-country music, and, yep, failure.
The record is now available. You can buy the record here, or from Amazon, iTunes, or any of the usual suspects. You can also stream the record from Spotify.
I've been asked more than once about how I managed to get the album done considering the demands of the job, adulthood, parenthood. My "method" (or whatever you might call it) was gifted to me by a piece of writing from the novelist Christian Kiefer, which I've shared below. I'm going to write a bit about what I learned from it, because perhaps it will help pull you out of a rut, like it did for me. (Read More…)