I write from the back of the control room in Alex’s studio in Brooklyn. We just finished recording the album. The last song was “Dan’s Song”, a guitar and vocals number, which we hammered out pretty fast (first takes all the way!), and which features my first ever harmonica solo. I’m feeling relieved as hell to have everything down at last. Next week is mixing, we still have a way to go before the record is done, but essentially, if I got hit by a bus tomorrow, the album would still come out.
In other news, the good folks at Xtra Mile Recordings are, as some people already know, re-releasing the first Million Dead album, “A Song To Ruin”, as a deluxe edition with some bonus tracks and a DVD. The reason we all decided to do this is that you can’t currently get hold of it for love or money, and despite all the water under the bridge, we’re all still damn proud of what we achieved with that band and that album in particular. There’s more details on the Xtra Mile website – safe to say, that for now you can pre-order a copy, which will come with a super-limited edition MD tour poster from 2004 as well. Get shopping.
Now, for my first beer in fucking weeks. To the bar!