My windows are wide open. Outside, the chirp of birds and the buzz of traffic in equal measure. Looking up, the sky is bright blue. It’s 6:22 p.m., and the sun has yet to set. Finally, it’s springtime. And not a moment too soon.
I went to the Knicks game last night with bassist Tony Maceli. Not long into the first quarter, he asked me what’s up with my music. ‘Are we ever gonna’ perform again?’ he asked. He doesn’t know. You don’t know. And truthfully, I don’t know.
It seems like a long time since I’ve talked about it. I can tell you this: I knew I’d take a hiatus after last year’s Summer’s Gone Tour, I just didn’t know how it would manifest itself, or how long it would last. Well, it manifested itself in a) everything I play on guitar sounding rote b) every lyric sounding like a retread. It manifested itself in not rehearsing, not booking shows, and not really wanting to.
I did demo new songs in January. And I have had ideas: within the last few days, I’ve jotted down new lyric ideas, and recorded a few new melodies. And I just did my taxes, grounding me firmly in the financial reality of this singer/songwriter sideline of mine.
I will continue to record, and release CDs in limited runs. So stay tuned. I can assure you that there will be more to hear, and I can assure Tony that we will rock again.