Monday, June 6, 2011

Want to hear my first release of 2011?

This is a Tom Waits cover, requested by Paul Campbell as his Kickstarter backer reward. Paul has been so amazingly supportive of The Smiths Project Box Set and I was honored to do this song for him. I also thought it was incredibly sweet that he gave the song to his wife for her birthday, which was also the due date for their new baby. Paul is a really admirable man and I'm proud to have him along Curt Smith and James Roday as the main producers of The Smiths Project box set. He helped make the box set a lot more amazing than it would have been. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Paul!

I was also thrilled that it was a Tom Waits cover because I'm a huge fan of his. I love his music, acting, his garage full of weird homemade instruments... Totally my type of guy. I'm not sure he ever imagined his song sounding so upbeat, but if he ever hears it, I do hope he likes it. He actually lives not too far from me. Perhaps I should ask him out for coffee* to see what he thinks? I'm sure we could spend hours talking about our experimental approach to music...

*To be clear, "ask him out for coffee" = stalk him outside the impenetrable fortress that surrounds his home, wither away after a week with no food, and hopefully end up as a human bone xylophone in his music studio.