By Chris Moore:
Hello and welcome to the third installment of the 2010 Project preview series. If you’ve been around the blog recently, you’ve seen the unveiling of both the opener “No Lights, No Sound” and the second track “I Would Prefer Not To.”
Now, on to track three…
“Socrates’ Gulps” is a fairly recent song, one that knocked the older “No More” down to the fourth slot. It features one of my more ambitious vocals in the chorus, which guaranteed its place in the third slot. I won’t say much about it, other than to note that it is the song I plan on recording tomorrow and/or Saturday. For once, I’ll have the song speak for itself.
Outside of tonight’s video, I’d like to emphasize that I haven’t forgotten about the Weekend Review. In fact, I have the next six reviews lined up and ready to be written. Finding time is the issue. I did finish my class, which has freed up a lot of time, but I have been spending a lot of time hanging out with friends, reading books that I want to finish before the summer is out, and kicking off recording sessions for my first album in four years, The 2010 Project.
In other words, I’ve been enjoying the latter half of my summer break!
But stay tuned here, as I’ve pledged to post 52 of my 2010 music reviews here at the Laptop Sessions, and I am confident that I will be able to do so. (As for my Bob Dylan review-writing goal, I’ve shifted that to included his sixties releases only…)
As a final note, be sure to glance behind me in the video tonight and check out the Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin lithograph that has covered up my previous Dead Weather Sea of Cowards poster. I mention this, first, to give Wilson’s new album a shout-out (it just may end up being the seventh review on my list), and second, to re-iterate how much I love Newbury Comics, whose coupon brought the album price down to a reasonable $9.99 and included the poster for free.
At that, I’ll leave you to this Original Wednesday video and turn my attention back to the increasingly depressing Mets game, currently in the bottom of the twelfth inning. With any “luck,” Ollie Perez is getting warmed up. I mean, his role is as the twelfth inning specialist, isn’t it?
See you next session!