Monday, August 31, 2009

State of the Lifeguard Address


Hi there, how's it going? Another summer is rapidly coming to a close, and sadly, so is another chapter in the Lifeguard Nights movie of the week. As some of you know, Lifeguard Nights had been trying things out differently the past few months. Instead of recording at home and then rounding up whomever was willing and able to play gigs with me, I stripped the band down to a core group with some new players and we began working on a bunch of new material together. While the new modus operandi did yield some promising results, ultimately, it just didn't work for me. It became a complicated and difficult situation, and there's no need to go into all the details. Basically, I just wasn't having fun with it anymore, and that's not a feeling I ever want to have again.

So, I'm going back to my old ways of recording at home and then playing gigs with whomever wants to learn the songs and join me. I've got a ton of new songs in the on-deck circle waiting to be recorded and I'm pretty excited about them.

"How do you follow up a double-album," you ask? A 5 disc box set, of course.

As for shows, we have none scheduled at the moment while I get working on these new recordings. I'll keep you posted.

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