It’s a new year, and I have a new album almost done!
It has a bunch of songs you haven’t heard, along with a bunch that I play a lot in live shows but haven’t put on an album yet, like I’M WITH THEM and BLA BLA BLA, which everyone thinks is my song but it’s actually by a great Jamaican band called Toots and the Maytals. It also has a new one called SPRING MORNING, which is a lot of fun. Kind of slow, but not a ballad. It has activities in it. Mostly jumping up during the chorus like a flower growing in springtime. Do you remember what a chorus is?* And since it is going to be Spring soon I thought that would be a good title for my album. It just means I have to get it out before Spring is over!
It’s also going to have a song called Slowpoke, or (My Daddy Is A) Slowpoke, that uses a drum machine. I’m a little sorry I didn’t work with a drummer, but it’s a fun song and a different sound for me. It’s got a kind of hip hop beat that starts about a minute into the song. There’s a breakdown in the middle where you get to chant SLOW-POKE! SLOW-POKE! Have you ever thought your Dad was taking soooo long and you were really impatient and frustrated? That’s what this song is about.
I just got a new piece of equipment for recording songs that has a LOT of sounds on it– drums, and bass, and horns, and strings, and all kinds of weird computer sounds. I’m not very good with computers, but I’m really going to try to learn how to use this one, because if I really learn how to use it, I can make some really cool songs that I could share with you. So…stay tuned!
*the chorus is the part of a song that comes back with the same exact music and the same exact words.