Well, the CD is coming along nicely. Most of the memoirs are written, the cover art is conceptualized, musicians are lined up for adding tracks and the next recording date is set. All in all, things are coming together nicely. The "memoir for each song" concept is evolving into a very exciting project. I have to admit, I love writing my stories. What I did not expect is the flood of details coming up as I write, causing me to remember more and more. And, the more I write, the more ideas I get about stories and the more I write. It's keeping me very busy. Just when I feel stuck for a memoir to go along with one of the songs, something inspires me and, before I know it, it's done. The biggest problem I've run up against is not having enough time. However, I've been spending time with a friend at his house in Petersburgh. It's quiet and peaceful on a dead end road, out in the country. We can each work on our own projects and not get in each other's way.
Now for a few news items. "New Age Guy" is posted on my Deb Cavanaugh Facebook band page. You can listen to it there for a little preview. It's just the raw tracks and is only me. There will be more tracks added for the CD. I'm continuing to play lots of music, jamming with friends, going to Open Mikes and practice, practice, practice. There are a few gigs coming up in June, so be sure to check the calendar as well. I will be going to Oregon to visit old friends I knew from my days out there and going to the Oregon Country Fair with my long-time friend. This is our way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of our friendship. I am ever grateful to the many friends who have helped me get through an incredibly difficult few years and helped me jump, with both feet, into my new life. So far, it is pretty spectacular. So, stay tuned for more of this wild ride.