After many years and
thirteen months, Mark
and I have FINALLY completed two CDs. They are in actual
shrinkwrap with an actual barcode. They are for actual sale.
They contain actual songs. It looks and
professional. How can that happen, you
ask? One word - "plastics". Truthfully, we don't
know. It's as if someone else did it.
Fairy broke into my house last night...
are two great CDs that taste great
together. The horizontalness of one compliments
verticality of the other. If you add the
mathematical formulas describing the CDs together, you end up
with a single point in space. Neat, huh? Both CDs
defy description, other than we think they're good songs, and good
guitar, vocal and drum work. You might call it the
Stockholm Syndrome if you were us. With objectivity
long-gone, I can only warn you that NO TWO SONGS are the same.
If you don't like what you're hearing, advance to the next
track. You may find one of Sybil's personalities right up
your alley. You might like all of her. You might
spot her in your shrubs at 2 am.
Perhaps Mark and I want you to buy it, but that's too much
pressure for us. If you want to fondle an actual CD in a
Digipack, you'll need to buy it. I'll make the tracks
available for download if you're short of time or funds, frightened by
risk, or haven't figured out how to put that CD inside your
iPod. The possibility that I might help to waste 90
minutes of someone else's life was sufficient reason to skip this
effort. But enough of that - Out, foul defeatist demons!!!
So do you have 90 minutes to waste? Do you?
There is a big long list of people I need to thank, but this is not The
Oscars, and my list consists of family, friends and personality
subroutines that run on the Internet. Thank you all.
A Little Description:
"Slim Volume From The
Sound Chasm " is a record consisting of 13
MKKing originals. It's a little rock, a bluesy dance, a
little seltzer down your pants. It was recorded in both of my
basements, as if the world needed another compound basement tape.
It's all real guitars and real amps. It's all real
drums except for two songs. There are those who gave
stupendous advice on how I could make my engineering suck less, and
they should remain nameless lest you think I followed their advice.
I tried, but it would require me becoming a different person
at the enzymatic level.
"Slim Volume Hindsight"
Mark's bedroom effort, filled with songs he wrote in two
completely different bedrooms. The songs go all the way to
eleven. I played some guitar,
but Mark handled all of it stem to stern. He did a
marvelous job of producing his own work. He's got some great
songs on this record. Maybe this disc has all the good songs
there's only one way for you to find out.
We tacitly decided not to put any bad songs on these records, but save
them for our next effort where massive marketing and Clearchannel will
convince you they're great. That CD Release Party will be
Shady Acres Nursing Home, Reagan Conference Room section B, next to the
shuffleboard court, from 6 to 8 PM. Low sodium, sugar-free
refreshments will be provided. Blue-Tooth enabled
are suggested. It is forbidden to block the entrance ramp
with golf carts.