i’m going to take a break for the summer while i work on my next project, “up, up, and away.” my goal is to release an album comprising fifteen plus monday songs (something of a double album), accompanied by a suite of videos and a memoir tracking a florid manic episode i experienced back in 1999. it was the vernal equinox, i was jesus’ final age at the time (33) and the new millenium loomed, making it an event rich in symbolism and grandiosity. i capture the big picture in the video for the song “up, up, and away” from my monday songs album, which concluded with the hindenberg footage above – an apt metaphor. i trust the scale of this new project will offer a manic experience of it’s own.
in the time being, i’ve created an album page listing all the tracks i will be reworking, in the proposed order for the album. i’m sure things will shift, some additions, some subtractions, perhaps even some new music composed. i want to leave a placeholder for anyone interested to check out the plans ahead of time as the site lays dormant. the songs are not meant as literal narration, but rather track the emotional landscape and the transitions from down to up and right back down again. i’ve created a mini radio station if you want to listen through uninterrupted.
unless some sideways inspiration strikes in the coming weeks, i hope to start releasing videos in the fall. in a perfect world, i’d complete the whole thing in late november right in time for my 50th birthday.