And that is the first time I have ever done that. So I guess that is when it all gets exciting for you guys. As usual, though, I still have many things going on other than the music industry. I still have my day job. There are still many things which I have other things going on right now that I can still focus on. But I am very excited about releasing a new album by the end of the summer (as promised.) And that means new material from us. But that is not all that is happening right now. As well, I have had many discussions with many of you about your music and the state of indie rock. I will share a little bit of what those conversations have been like, and we will talk in more depth in another post. It is going to be a long one and takes up a lot of space. But I have made it clear that I am just about done right now with my life and music. If this project is too much for you guys, then you will have a very good reason to quit. But until that time comes, I am going to be working from home, just like ever. So, all that is going on right now is my current career with my new company and my personal life. And the music, I am pretty excited about right now. My next release, I would like to write about you guys. We have talked about this. I will write about it. My next album may or may not do something like this. In no specific order… First, I want to thank Yung Lean, who has been my friend and collaborator for many years. My sincere thanks, and I hope you will always support him. Yung Lean is one of my favorite artists in hip hop and is one of my all-time favorite rappers. He keeps me inspired and I look forward to his new music. I have worked with him many times over the years, and his music has been an influence on many of my songs. His music speaks for itself. And thank you Yung Lean. He can’t know how much you meant to me, and I appreciate it.
Second, I want to thank Geezer Butler and his awesome crew on the Red Bar Bandit Band’s “Geezer Can you hear me now?” In addition, I will continue to love the wonderful group that is Fuzzo, aka Mike Smith of The Bizarre Case of the Dog Show. I was lucky to spend many long hours with them and am enormously grateful for their friendship. Fuzzo is an awesome band member and I am confident that he will be producing some awesome music for our upcoming release with El-P.
Third, I am very humbled and honored to know such a talented, talented, funny guy who I have worked with many times on music.
Fourth, I do have a little piece that I need to say to people after all these years.
So, I am releasing The Unpleasant Side of Spring 2020 tomorrow! I spent the better part of last month writing it. It is a long and dark and sad and intense piece of comedy I hope you are all comfortable with. . and also, it is my first time releasing a new album. I can’t say more yet than that. But I trust you will be as entertained as I am. So, let me explain to you what it is.
I am a professional writer. Like literally everybody who writes about music or movies and the world, and like an accountant or a lawyer, I write all my day long and sometimes work a second job. And, for over 10 years I have been working at various locations around the world. All for a living. I am a writer, and it is my life. And, I want you to be as invested in what I am doing as I am. So, over the next month, I am going to share some really dark, but funny, and interesting things about me. I want my fans to do this. I have no idea where this will go or what the reception will be like, but this is where I think the truth can be told. So, sit back, sip your coffee, and take a look. And be engaged as well. I want you to think about the ways I am a grown up, and have gotten older, and I like to think about the ways I am going to get older and have grown up! If you are 18 or older, and you read this, then you are definitely a part of me– as in, a part of me that has gotten older, and I am going to do my best to live up to and be worthy of you.