First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered my new album, A Badly Broken Code. I know that 2009 wasn’t flush for most folks, and there are a lot of other ways to spend $12.99.
Now, down to details. I’ve just sent off an email to Ander Other, our trusty intern, about the live broadcast that’s associated with the pre-order. Here’s the deal: on the evening of Tuesday, January 12th, Jeremy Messersmith, Aby Wolf, and I will get together in Paper Tiger’s basement. We’ll arrange and rehearse vocal harmonies for our upcoming performance at my CD release show. We’ll stream this session on a password-protected site. We’ll email the necessary password to everyone who pre-orders the album.
Now I don’t expect you to believe that I am impartial, but I do hope to be believed when I report that both Aby and Jeremy have some very special voices. I know because I’d trade with either of them in a heartbeat. Aby’s got a clear soprano that she maneuvers effortlessly…on a good day, Aby really is nothing short of stunning. During several practices, I’ve forgotten to sing–forgotten completely–because I’ve been distracted how beautiful she sounded. If she’s ask very, very nicely, on the 12th she may be compelled to do Snow White.
I met Jeremy almost by chance, but was immediately taken by the writerly quality of his lyrics and by his pitch, which never seems to waver. His song ‘Scientist’ (playable here) features some of the best lyrics I’ve heard in many years: honest, brilliant, plain.
If you’d like to listen in, and even submit questions or comments, we’d love to have you. For the next few days, you can pre-order the disc here: clique.