As most of you know, over the course of the past couple of years I wrote and illustrated a book full of strange little poems, pictures, and songs – kind of in a Shel Silverstein meets the Beatles vein. Then, at the beginning of this year I started this little website on a dare from my brother in law Andy Baio over at Waxy.org, I started writing, recording, and posting a new “Song of the Week” every week (little did I know at the time that there was a long running tradition doing just that over at Song Fight that I would soon join) (Oh, and by the way, Hollywood Wax won Song Fight again last week! Thank You!). I ended up liking all the new stuff coming out of this experiment so much that I ended up going back to the book and adding these new songs and pictures to it. Then, I went back, cleaned-up, and re-did some of the songs. I’ve learned a lot more about mixing and mastering, however, I make no claims that it has a traditional “professional” quality. I prefer the “home-spun” vibe anyway.
So, “Grass Stained Twilight” the album contains a collection of songs from the book and my own “Song Of the Week” experiment conducted right here over the course of 2008. It’s got the “sunshine pop” sound and is meant as an all ages affair. I hope all of you like it. Your input has been invaluable to me. I’m having a great time here and look forward to many more exciting things in the new year.