I kid. Actually, I really enjoy Christmas, though I could do without the materialistic aspects of it. Which strikes me as funny as I write this because I am asking you to buy my record!
But, on that subject, I was reading a post from a friend online the other day, and she said that the best gifts are those made by independent artists. This is so true! Whether it be music or art, or even furniture, supporting those who are making their own way with their craft has a real impact. First, the financial benefit for the artist. Second, the money goes straight back into the local economy. Third, the social message it sends. I support the arts. I support community. I am not a slave to the corporation by giving gifts made of pieces of plastic that have been shipped over from China.
So, swing on by CD Baby and download Living Room Session. Six songs of dark, brooding, lo-fi, anti-folk goodness. What could be more Christmasy than that!
- The Less You Seem To Know - a psychotic breakdown in a big box store 3000 miles from home
- Par For The Course - about getting old ( the title is in tribute to my late grandmother. Par For The Course was one of her favourite sayings)
- A God I Can Call My Own - an agnostic gospel song
- Bleed That Pig - raping the planet is just no good
- Lonesome Highway - a dark secret, a hidden past, a fork in the road between calamity and redemption
- Never Been Seen - quite possibly the saddest song I've ever written about what else, mortality