Here's a little ditty I will be including on my forthcoming album. It's pretty choice. I dig it.
It's also rather odd. I get that. Just get past the oddity and into the groove.
Let me know if you think it's cool. Remember, one more song coming next week and then this EP should be all ready to roll. Stay forever tuned!
(More about the song after the jump.)
Happy Thanksgiving, all of you (I'm assuming you're all Canadian like me - for the Americans living in secret among us, Happy Columbus Day)!
Sometimes, good things happen unexpectedly. That's the case this week, as one day after my brother's wedding (congrats Don and Kim!!) I got a message from my good friends at Edmonton Block Heater. They had a cancellation for their show at the Railway Club on Tuesday and they were kind enough to ask me to step in!
...and BOY are my sweat glands tired!!!
Thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday night despite the heat. It was a heckuva show, with my homedawgs Sinead Sanders and Marc & Dice bringing the pain. By the end of the night it was a full house down on the Drive.
Some interesting things have happened since my last check-in, and I'll list them below (I've used some large-print titles to summarize for those of you who haven't yet invested in spectacles) so that you're all up to speed in CFordland.
EXCELLENT QUESTION! I have a couple of answers for you - that are, of course, just as excellent - after the break.
Well, it was bound to happen eventually. Breaking with recent tradition, I decided to record a song with a 'full band' sound. Delve further into the controversial move (and hear the tasty results) after the jump!
Ladies, gentlemen, and smizmars, I give you "Every Good Soldier," the 5th song from my forthcoming EP (to be titled Heroes and Heathens, as we learned in last week's instalment of the CFord Digest)! It's a sort of soul ballad. As I was recording this down at Rukkus House Studios in late March, I had a general idea of the shape of the song - having performed it frequently at recent gigs and even on air during my last radio show - but I wasn't too sure of what to do about getting some more instrumentation involved. I told the engineer that I'd love to do some claps or snaps to give it an off-the-floor feel. "Dude," he retorted, "this song needs, like, 3 mournful black women from the 1950s singing gospel."
While the gospel-eers were not in supply, we tried to let that feel and idea guide us. This song is now yours to enjoy; I hope you treat it with the tenderness it deserves!
As of 11:59PM, PST, on Sunday April 7th, we have closed the polls. Ladies and Gentlemen (I assume some of you qualify), I give you the winning title of the new CFord EP, soon to grace digital shelves the world over:
Has it been two weeks already?!?!
I have so much NEWS to hit your face with, but I'll get into all that further down. First -