Lest the rest of my bandmates assume that I did nothing but consume a fair portion of a bottle of Weller last Wednesday at Steve's new digs, I did in fact finish vocals on a couple of songs. I think this leaves only two songs left to go, and Steve has a handful of bass parts to re-do. So it may come to pass that the LP4 will actually finish recording sometime in the next couple of weeks. Mixing the album, on the other hand, is a potentially endless task. Its only real theoretical time limit is how long it will take before Steve begins to use violence to make us stop.
The scary thing is that we have nearly two albums worth of material, which isn't that surprising given that it's been 3 years or so since our last release. What form this material will ultimately take is still up in the air.
Perhaps it will be performed live only in select venues, by diminutive mimes riding Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs.
Or perhaps we will make only one copy of the CD, encase it in lead, and bury it forever deep beneath the ocean's dark waves.
Maybe we will encode it on papyrus made from the wings of fruit flies, ultimately setting it ablaze as doves are released, on the first day of the Summer Solstice?
Or maybe we'll try to put out the CD ourselves and get some U.S. distribution....nah, what am I thinking? What kind of a screwy idea is that? No one will ever hear it that way...
Maybe we will beam its digital signal into deep space using a dark matter transmitter, while Ramon drinks an entire gallon jug of buttermilk....