A long, long time ago, I had a blog… until it got eaten by a pack of rabidly cute racoons.

"nomnomnom, blogggg! nomnomnom, blogggg!"

"nomnomnom, blogggg! nomnomnom, blogggg!"

"nomnomnom, blogggg! nomnomnom, blogggg!"

I recall hearing them chant this as they ate all my posts in tandem and very merrily. Since that happened and also since Facebook/Twitter came about, I haven’t decided to continue a blog. But now that I’m starting on a new album (and I’ve also figured out how to keep raccoons at bay), it can’t hurt to start one up again.

I’ve been posting some videos to YouTube on how things have been going in the studio and will post some photos as well as they’re taken. My last album was released in 2006 (Love Full of Punches). It was also my first album and I was very young (still am! hrmph!) and admittedly wasn’t sure what the hell I was doing. Then again, I never really am and can’t say I really know now.

However, I’ve learned a lot in music over the last few years, especially after playing live with Gary Reynolds and the Brides of Obscurity with the lovely Liz Roderick, Faith Stankevich, and the always very pretty Gary Reynolds. Additionally, being in an extremely happy and altruistic relationship has helped me “go back to my roots” to start writing quirky, happy tunes again. Instead of those emo, “omgusuckudai” songs that was on my first album. Not that there’s anything wrong with it and not that I don’t have a playlist on my iPod that has those melodies. It’s just…not me anymore. Albums tend to chart a period of time in a person’s life really!

Anyway, I’m excited to be sharing snippets of songs with you on YouTube as my next album is in progress. I have some videos posted on the front page but will post them below as well since that page will probably be buried at some point (not by raccoons).


https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/honeymoon-on-neptune/id578319600?i=578319711 You can lose a finger playing chords like these, but Jeremy handles it awesomely. Hooray for manly B flat chords! Recording session for "Above All" at Electrokitty Studio in Seattle, WA. Gary Reynolds is the audio engineer/producer and Jeremy Manley is playing guitar.