A little live acoustic, Mt. Rainier, July 2010.
Your dollar goes to support further work from Half Acre Day, who would love nothing more than to continue bringing you music like this. And eating… eating’s good. We might also buy some beer with it, if that’s cool with you. But mostly more music.
This past weekend, emerging from an underground studio in Pioneer Square, shielding my eyes from the strange daylight with one hand while clutching the ripened digital fruit of the band’s latest effort – a tune called “Only Man on Earth” – in the other, it occurred to me that we were now halfway through with this little experiment of ours, this new-single-every-month-for-a-year business.
Already? yep, already.
This is a busy month for us. One of our own – Sir Martin Ballew – and his lovely bride Sommer are getting hitched this coming weekend, and the band, as the male half of the wedding party, has its collective hands full trying to remember the two tiny responsibilities we’ve been given: To show up and to show up wearing pants.
Meanwhile we’re releasing the aforementioned 6th single, practicing for upcoming shows like International Pop Overthrow and Choochokam Arts Festival (Whoops, canceled! Sorry Whidbey Island and the fine residents of Langley, WA, we will miss you), plus writing more songs because we still have six more to deliver.
Well, seven, actually… cause we’re… Nah, never mind that right now. Another time, another blog.
The more astute among you may have noticed that yesterday was the new moon, and that instead of giving you something new to listen to, we’re giving you a whole lot of talk, including vaguely excuse-y sounding phrases like, “this is a busy month for us.”
But calm yourselves, astute ones. The song, as I previously mentioned, is completed. In fact, it is currently on it’s way via this fabled Series of Tubes to the iTunes, the Amazon, and a dozen other online outlets for your downloading and listening pleasure. If it weren’t for the fact that every file submitted to Apple must be manually checked for viruses by a magic talking dog (who, although super-intelligent, is hampered by a lack of thumbs) the damn song would be available the same day it’s uploaded.
But yes, in a matter of days the song will show up unannounced on iTunes, we will pull the trigger and you’ll all be shot full of our love. In the meantime, the band will be standing at the foot of an active volcano, wearing pants and celebrating Marty and Sommer’s love. Until then, peace be with you all.