So, I’m not home yet.
It seems that going back to home was delayed by a week. That’s a slight problem, because I needed that week to finish my solo album and move to new projects. We’ll see how it goes. The album is almost completely done, but I might have to drop off a song or two. I’m going to give a coupon code for that pre-orderers that will take off half of the price of any of my future albums in compensation for unintentionally misleading them.
That said, I’m still playing Saxophone and loving it.
Which leads to my next bit of stream of consciousness: I have a feeling that No More Cocaine will end up being my main project in the future. I’ve already made some test songs and I have great deal of ideas where to take the project in the future. Almost certainly it will prominently feature my Saxophone in it.
I’m thinking of making most of the music for No More Cocaine in a very eclectic combination of Blues, Jazz and Rock. It’s nothing unusual or complex. Basically I will be using Blues scales and generally the blues sense of aesthetics for simplicity a lot, and the rhythm will be more towards rock, and from Jazz I will steal the improvisational nature of the music.
In other words, I will be improvising big parts of the songs. Which is unusual for me, I’ve always constructed my songs fairly methodically, despite the simplicity.
But the big change in how I approach things is because I now more or less accept that despite the improvisational nature of what I am planning to do, it will still be fairly simple. I like simplicity and minimalism. I sometimes have a lot of things going on in my music, but it’s fundamentally very simple stuff.
So, I am pushing my music outside the old boundaries a little bit. We’ll see how that works out.