I do think it’s a little strange, but I’ll bet there’s some of you who don’t know who Harry is. For those of you who do, you know how absolutely amazing he was and the mere idea of this little tribute may send a shiver down your spine (and probably not the good kind either). However, Harry has meant a lot to me (which should be quite clear to everyone now). I wasn’t going to do it but I found some of the demo‘s he did for the movie Popeye recently and they keep popping up on my iPod (which Harry has a habit of doing). I sat down to do a Christmas song and his music just kept coming out. So I decided just to give in and do it for him. And, no, I do not do him justice here. Go buy The Point, or Nilsson Schmilsson, or Nilsson Sings Newman and dig in if you want to hear some real singing.
Thank you to everyone who’s purchased the CD so far. I’ve only announced it here and over at Song Fight and we sold out in a week. In a few more weeks (for the New Year) we’re going to do an actual “record release” and send them out for reviews and put them into full distribution.
Don’t forget the lovely Christmas present combo that a Book, CD, and a couple of T-Shirts can make. Your friends and family will surely give you that nervous “um, what the heck is this…” look, but in the long run they’ll thank you for it… right?