Merry Christmas! Have a song (or two!)

Filed under: — joe @ 6:11 pm

Howdy, I hope you’re all ready for Christmas and enjoying the holiday season! Just a few updates for you before the weekend since I’ll be out and about visiting family and other holiday gatherings.

First of all, I put up a demo to download on my Myspace page… it’s a song called “On this December night” that I wrote recently. It wasn’t done in time for the new record so I figured that I’d might as well give it away. I guess it’s a bit of a melancholy Christmas song or maybe just a winter lament, either way I dig it. I recorded it on my powerbook back in the home office… not as great as Casella’s studio but it’ll have to do! I’ll leave it up to download on that page until sometime after Christmas.

Also, ebflo.com has put up some free Christmas music to download including a hymn (Ye souls redeemed with Jesus’ precious blood) that I played a couple of years ago. I think it was recorded at a church service but I’m not sure. I had actually forgotten about it until they put it up! The quality isn’t the best but it works fine, it’s not a bad tune although I’d love to redo it. Feel free to check it out!

Lastly, the record is still coming along nicely and I’m hoping to get some rough mixes by the end of next week. I’ll let you know!

I guess that’s all for now, have a Merry Christmas and I’ll talk to you soon! God bless!



Nothing hurts like the truth

Filed under: — joe @ 1:17 am

It’s the end of a long day of work and I’m about to crash for some much needed sleep. We recorded 4 songs today and we feel really good about them. It was cool to hear everything that was done while I was gone… it all sounds amazing! The whole record seems to have a really cool vibe musically and I couldn’t be happier with what Casella has done so far. I’ve also decided on the title of the record which will (most likely) be “Nothing hurts like the truth”. The song of the same name seems to sum up everything pretty well so it seemed fitting as the actual album title.

Last night we went to Baja Burrito, one of my favorite spots, for dinner and it was fantastic. We then went to the Opry Hotel to see the Christmas lights. Much fun was had. Our hotel room caused some problems due to the air conditioner not working… after moving rooms at 1am, we finally got to sleep. Not cool (literally!).

Anyway, I’m going to catch up on some sleep and get rested up for another day of work… I’ll post again tomorrow. Take care!



Nashville Part Deux

Filed under: — joe @ 11:25 am

Nashville, here I come again! We’re almost all packed and we’ll be leaving for the airport in about an hour or so. We’ll be in town just a few days to do vocals and any other overdubs that need to get done. I haven’t heard everything that was finished while I was gone but I’m told it all sounds killer. I know that Andy O was there yesterday recording some guitar stuff so I’m excited to hear what he added (thanks Andy!). We should have some extra time to hit some of our favorite spots and hang out with a few friends as well… can’t wait!

I’ve gotta get some stuff finished around here before we leave, I’ll post again from Nashvegas… take care!



"Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world."
-Francis Schaeffer