Saturday, October 28, 2006

The next wave

Preparing myself for the beginning of the next phase of my professional (and subsequently, personal/creative) life. Got the train pass, the parking permit and I'm ready for my new job to begin on Monday. Back in the New York groove and all that.

In the time I had yesterday on my last day off, I spent time actually doing skeleton demos with the acoustic guitar. For the first time in a long time, I'm in that happy and comfortable position of not having to write for anyone but myself and watch as the results take shape and grow the way I think they should. It's also nice to feel a vibe in my singing that I didn't have since the last spurt of demo/composing fury pre-Punch Line Redux. What I do with these songs I'm not sure yet, but I may put them up on MySpace when I think it's good enough for people to hear.

9 a.m. and it's an ugly, rainy day. Doesn't matter--life is good right now. Gym tomorrow?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Just when you thought...

And as quickly as I started that job on Monday, the 9th, the next day, I received an e-mail from a public relations firm that I'd interviewed with in May, asking me if I would consider joining them. No contemplation needed. I said "yes" and arranged a meeting for this week. I had the meeting this morning and was offered the position on the spot; I'm starting on Monday. I could not be more happy or proud. This is a job I have wanted and look upon as the 2nd dream job to come along in my life--second only to my years at Atlantic Records. I'll tell the good folks at my current job that I just cannot do this -- let's face facts anyway: it's two hours a day spent in the car (coming and going and not counting when traffic is bad) and I'm just not a salesman. I don't have the mettle to drive to and from businesses and having them tell you to get out of their establishments. People don't like salesmen; I'm one of them. I can't be something I'm not, especially at this age. And knowing that the p.r. firm wanted me makes me feel a warmth and professional pride I haven't had in a decade. The other great thing is that this is what I went to school for. I primed myself for a career in p.r. when I graduated college; that I wound up working for record labels and music companies was happenstance.

So now I get to do what I always hoped to. A proper career job -- and back in the city. Professionalism, working with great people and getting a complete education; making a good living and getting to travel to D.C. to work with the office there and gain a knowledge I didn't have until now. Another window opens--you know, when one life finishes another one starts. It's all starting over again now.

And the album keeps on selling. Ironic, isn't it?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Add this to the recipe

The album is also now available through CD Universe, eMusic and on iTunes.

Ooooh! (Kudos to L'il Jimmy).

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Blink and you missed it

This is how fast things have been: left my job last Friday; got another job on Monday. Just like that. Enough said.

The album is nearly sold out on I'm very proud. I've fine tuned the acoustic set and am getting ready to play starting next month. After that, back to recording. Everything seems to be falling into place; slowly, steadily and that's fine. Better than to rush headlong into something I'll regret later.

Things are slowly progressing for my father and thanks again to all who have continued to either write or call to see how he is. We all apppreciate it.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

And so...

Real fast -- my father is now out of the hospital and slowly beginning his rehab. We're cautious but hopeful. Again, words and thanks are not enough.

Been a blazingly busy few weeks. Will write in greater detail soon.

Meanwhile, I suggest you all visit this page.