well, i’ve said it before, but this time it’s true. the record’s almost done. it’s getting mastered in less than two weeks, and i’m frantically putting the finishing touches on it. exciting!
i was in toronto this weekend and spent some time with my sister carly working on the album art.
here’s rebecca doing some last minute cello overdubs.
and here’s what i look like when i’m mixing in headphones on the couch.
Hi all. A few items of business. Firstly, Adam & The Amethysts will be playing Pop Montreal this year, but the details are still being hashed out. I’ll keep you posted. I can say that one of the shows will be later in the evening on Sept 29th.
Another thing, I posted a new song from the upcoming record on Myspace the other day that you can listen to. It’s called “Adam Called Me Over Christmas” and is kinda sad. Sorry to post a sad one.
I’d say the record is about 95% finished. I really thought that it would be done before the end of August, but it’s not, and such is life. I always end up accidentally writing new songs while recording the other ones. It should be finished in the next two weeks or so, but who knows when or how it will be released. I guess that depends on a lot of things.
One thing you can count on, though, is that I will be posting more new songs soon for download. Another thing I can tell you about the record is that I will be collaborating with my amazing sister Carly on the artwork. Carly, if you’re reading this, we need to get on this
Also, I think it is going to be called Primrose & Pinecones and will contain about 11 or 12 tracks. Excitement and uncertainty abounds!
My dear sister Carly Waito is a painter based in Toronto. I would like to share some of her work with you. She’s kind of a blog darling already, so why not jump on the bandwagon? Hey, I knew about her first…
And there’s a distinct possibility that you’ll be seeing a collaboration between her and myself in the coming year.
Lately she’s been painting highly realistic close-ups of tiny mineral specimens that she meticulously collects and photographs. I happen to think that they’re completely amazing. If you like pretty and curious things, you’ll also want to check out her blog.
Fact: Amethyst is Carly’s birthstone.
All paintings are oil on Masonite.
Whoa, sorry I had been absent from this thing for the past month and a bit. I’ve been deeply entrenched in work on the record and intensive French class. Since I’ve been absent from the internet, I’ve also been to Thunder Bay for the holidays. As always it was a relaxing and regenerative experience. My sister Carly and I took a walk near our old neighborhood and these are some photos that she took. There are more of these and some repeats on her blog. The last one of Carly was taken by me. Click to enlarge.
Another highlight of visiting Thunder Bay was performing at a house concert with my current favorite Thunder Bay band The Ukeladies. They’re a synth and ukulele duo that play sad, sweet, and strange pop music. They don’t have a lot of recordings yet, but they do have at least one song on their Myspace page, which has been written up on Said the Gramophone. Here’s a video of them performing at the house party:
That’s all for now. Take care, folks.