I’m not going to have the album done in time for PAX. There, I said it.
That’s ok though, because I would have rushed it and wound up with something less than what I wanted. I’ve still got tracks coming in from several people, so songs which have been sitting around as just drum and bass are starting to take shape. As a matter of fact, I’ve still got one bass part to touch up. Now that I’m not limiting myself to the PAX deadline, a couple of songs I thought I might need to drop are back on the table too.
What I will have in time for PAX is a couple of songs for the aforementioned “sampler” that is now a full-on deal. I’m in charge of putting all this together and making the discs, and I hope to have it done early this week. These samplers will include two songs from Grant’s upcoming instrumental EP which he hasn’t really talked about very much. Danimal is contributing songs from his crazy popular “nostalgia celebration” band, Armcannon as well as his original prog band, Weaponex. Kirby has some tracks from the latest TSS album, and I’m not sure what I’m including yet. I’m trying to choose from 3 or 4 different songs that are finished at this point. I just need to finalize the mastering. So basically, we’re putting out another album’s worth of material in addition to Varia Suite at PAX.
Naked Fight is one I thought would be ideal, but it’s been up here for preview for a while now, so it seems kind of cheap to include that one. I don’ t know yet. What I do know is when I decide what tracks go on the sampler, I’ll make them available for the general public as well. We’re only making 200 CDs to take to PAX to give away. Those will surely be gone quickly, and we’re putting that stuff out so people will be interested in hearing more of what we do, so why limit that to just the rowdies at PAX?
Oh, and I also registered yesmayhem.com and yesmayhem.net the other day. I’ve got to figure out what to do with those. I have a couple of ideas. I also registered a myspace account for yesmayhem. That seemed like a good idea at the time.