Once again, we fell a bit behind. But as I look at the publish date for April, I see we beat that by a whole day! So here it is, our proud little three song EP for May, The Cavalry Arrived Again.
The plan, as the folklore will recall, was to independently write three songs in isolation and no discussion between us (though we cheated a bit there) using a common bass line that followed a chord progression we wrote together in Chicago nearly a month ago.
As it turned out, our challenge, dreamed up as a way to change up the process a little, proved to be more demanding. It can be difficult, when life and jobs and other activities start to creep in, to find the time and ambition to be creative. At different times, I think all of us were feeling a bit burnt out and under-inspired. But as the days crept away, I think this collection of music came together nicely.
With Greg’s deconstructionist approach, Aryn’s hand percussion whimsy and my set of lyrics that have staring roles in not one, but TWO songs (I still find it strange to hear Aryn sing my words in his song), I think we somehow found a good last-minute flow of songs.
Temporary Setback :: January 2007
Clouded Spaces, Falling Skies :: February 2007
First Pull Up, Second Pull Down, Third Take Away :: March 2007
Ancient Telephones :: April 2007
The Cavalry Arrived Again :: May 2007
Designed In Anticipation Of His Centennial Years :: June 2007
The Rundown :: July 2007
The Ninth Great Fire :: August 2007
Empty Bottles And Dog-Eared Books :: September 2007
I Can Fix Things In The Morning :: October 2007
We Are Full Of Useful Noise :: November 2007
The Last Duel :: December 2007