New song: Palimpsest
This is probably my favorite song that I've written so far - it's fun to play on the acoustic because the picking pattern requires a lot of concentration; the lyrics are confessional and honest; the title is confusing; the arrangement is self-indulgent and features a harpsichord, banjo, and a horn section. More about the song after the break.
The title comes from early history, when messages were written on papyrus. It was often too expensive to get a new sheet of papyrus, so new messages would be scribbled in the margins or overtop of old lines. (Yes - I am a big Carl Sagan fan, and yes - he did popularize this concept in the book "Contact.") I wanted to draw a parallel between that concept and the way that we are constantly reinvented as we age.
The album will be out soon now, so just keep your ears to the ground. Thanks to everyone who's supported my work this year! We actually hit the one-year anniversary of this blog a couple months ago, so thanks as well to all my loyal readers. I'm hoping we can continue to build something tremendously awesome together.
Heartfelt and optimistic,