In the summer of 2018, I headed back to Boston with a plan. The plan was to polish up and record demos of all the songs I had written since my last record, Wedgewood was released a few years prior. I was then going to launch another massive crowdfunding campaign to bankroll a big time studio record.
Well, sometimes plans change. Oddly enough, I started tinkering with these old songs(my friends 'in the know' kept requesting at shows). These songs had been buried in a demo from like 2002. They were SO buried I didn't even have a copy of them to refresh my memory of some of the lyrics. I had to get them from an old friend who still had a copy of the record. While rehearsing these songs for a gig, I thought it would be fun to record a few quick live takes and give them out at shows and on the internet. Early on in the process though, I realized that these songs needed some work and that a quick recording session was not going to happen. Some had to be completely re-written for me to perform or release at this stage in my life. Although part of me kept saying "leave this project in the past", another part of me said dive deeper into it. When the muse comes calling, I listen.
You see most of these songs are well over 15 years old and come from the very early days of my journey into music and songwriting. They come from some of the best and worst days of my life — coming of age and plummeting into the miserable depths of drug and alcohol addiction, while running the streets of Boston in reckless abandon. Fun!