9/12/2006

New album details

Filed under: — joe @ 12:31 am

Today was a very poductive day and this is the first chance I’ve had to relax a bit. I’ve been working hard on these demos and now I only have a couple of songs left to finish tomorrow.

I was able to get some album info nailed down with my producer Jeremy Casella earlier today. It looks like I will be heading to Nashville from November 13th to the 17th to record and then back again in December to finish up. We’ve got a lot of cool people lined up to help out and that’s got me REALLY excited about this project. We’re hoping to get everything done by the end of the year so Lord willing, I should be able to release it in January/Febuary. Jeremy’s got some great ideas and I can’t wait to see what we come up with for these songs!

So that’s about it, I’ll keep you up to date as it draws closer and give you a run down of everyone involved and such. Thanks for checking in and I’ll talk to you all soon!

Joe

9/7/2006

Word of Truth Radio

Filed under: — joe @ 9:33 pm

Hey all, WOTR was kind enough to play a song of mine… go to the site to check them out and you might hear me on there. It’s always great when someone is supportive of us indie folks, so a big “Thank you” goes out to them.

I’ve been busy recording demos again and I’m bound and determined to have them done by next week. It looks like I’ll be in Nashville this November to record so I’ll keep you up to date. Thanks!

Joe

9/4/2006

Before the Fall

Filed under: — joe @ 6:08 pm

Although I (and Rhonda) are feeling a bit under the weather, my spirits feel lifted. Why? Because even though we’re still a ways off from the fall, it sure feels like it today. I had just made a pot of coffee and kicked back to watch a dvd a while ago. After a short time I walked out on our (new) deck to let Taz (my dog) out and I couldn’t help but feel the cool air flow across my face. It reminded me of some October day forever locked into my memory that can be conjured up by a breeze alone. You see, I love the fall… there’s no other season that makes me happier. I’m not a big fan of the summer because it’s just too hot. While I do love the winter, after a while it just wears you down and spring is lovely (with it’s promise of renewal) but maybe it’s just too bright. The fall though, it’s just perfect. Cool air and clear skies, leaves start to change making the skyline appear to be lit on fire. The hustle and bustle so common in the other seasons just seems to fade away into comfort and ease. There’s a feeling, maybe even a taste, in the air that I long for all year.

Today was like a glimpse of the rising dawn, the leaves aren’t changing yet but there’s a sense that it’s gonna happen soon… and I can’t wait. For now I’ll enjoy this foretaste of the season to come, eagerly waiting with my beautiful wife for the leaves to change and the skyline to light on fire.

Grace and peace,
Joe

9/2/2006

Derek Webb for free!

Filed under: — joe @ 7:41 pm

Just a quick note today to let you know that my friend Derek Webb is offering his latest album Mockingbird for free! Just go to www.freederekwebb.com, enter the info and then download the whole record. This is a great way to get some new folks to listen to Derek so I highly recommend taking the time to check it out.

In other news, the remains of Ernesto plowed through here last night and blew half my yard away… not to mention it knocked out our power all night. So even though we only got Ernesto’s leftovers, man… we got kicked pretty hard! CURSE YOU ERNESTO!!!!!!

Joe (will be rassling Ernesto in a caged match under the name “Bad Mojoe”… winner takes all!)


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