Monday, May 21, 2012

My Occupied Album

I recently read a few reviews that were positive but suggested that my new album "American Boy / American Girl" was inspired by the Occupy movement.  Well, I feel a strong urge to clarify.  ABAG was already recorded and DONE before occupy ever happened and weeks before I even knew occupy was going on.  "I See a Flag" was written in the summer of 2010!  ABAG was already completely recorded in SEP of 2011.  It took months to find a record label to master it and put it out, or else it would have been out in October or November.
I WISH I could be so easily influenced. Then maybe I could fit in with the rest of the world.  I hope to someday have the financial means to write a few songs and then immediately record them and put it out.

My songwriting on that record was over the course of the previous YEARS.  It comes from the mist.  From the ether.   It may seem influenced by the Sep/October movement because that was and is the truth for a lot of people.  And P.S.  If it's too political, your not political enough.