Last week, Jim Demonakos and I had the final Mastering appointment for the KIRBY KRACKLE album and made a trip to the printers on Friday to have this thing shipped for production. That means...
IT'S DONE! Whoooooooooooohooooooooooo!
That's no exaggeration on the happiness meter, it really does in this situation consist of 23 "o's"...
We've been working on this guy for the past 6 months, and actually for the past 5 years if you count they inception of the idea back in 2004 with COMIC STOP co-owner Brian Meredith (who saved the day noticing a last minute printing spelling snafu) and I throwing ideas back and forth. The idea of "comic and video game music" can only be trusted to a few people that won't stare at you glazed over, and until life got out of the way the idea just floated around until the trigger was pulled in the spring of this year. It's really been an exercise of jumping into the fire without looking back since it's in a lot of ways a completely untapped genre with an over-abundance of subject matter to choose from.
Can you make "good" music with lyrical content revolving solely around comic books and video games? You'll have to be the judge when it gets released at the end of January (for real), and in the next couple of weeks I'm looking forward to sharing with you the very exciting promotion-driven traveling that we'll be doing to support the album as we share our version of a genre that has never been represented in this way. It's a big unknown, and that's going to be the fun part....
If you have a place to call yours and it's both warm and dry, you have to be thankful this week. The NW has really been hit hard by a weeks-plus series of snowstorms and freezing weather. It's also been a great opportunity to do nothing (if you've been able to) other than eat, drink, sleep, and throw the dog in the snow.
I hope everyone and their family has a wonderful Holiday and spends it with people that they love and care about. I know I'm gonna.
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