Last post of the year on the last day of the year. Goodbye 2011! Hello 2012!
Happy New Year to everyone! I wish for you all a healthy, successful, fun, and prosperous Year ahead! May 2012 be everything you want it to be.
The new song explores some new territory, edging closer to jazz and maybe even crossing over into it, but I really don’t think in terms of genre when I’m writing and playing something. Upon first listening, the girlfriend called it ‘a bit of a shocker,’ and she gets to hear everything first (whether she wants to or not). For one thing, there’s more solo piano in this one… and maybe more soloing in general. This is really about the interplay between the piano and guitar – each one completes the other’s phrases.
And the new album – “In 4 the Evening” – is shaping up to be a more diverse album than the first. “A Succession of Moments” is from the album “sessions” – there are three more songs that are finished more or less that I haven’t posted – sessions being a relative term because I literally live and sleep in my studio as it currently exists.
Songs on the new album are also somewhat shorter than on the first. This hasn’t been intentional on my part – just a natural progression I think in terms of what I choose to develop in writing these songs.
[At this point we’ve had another power outage in Golden today due to high winds with gusts up to 60 mph, so I’m writing this in bits and pieces. High winds are not uncommon in the Front Range but when they take out the power, they’re vexing to say the least.]
So here it is…
A SUCCESSION OF MOMENTS
© 2011 Nights on Venus/Craig C. Thomas. All rights reserved.)
… as always, feel free to leave a comment below. “Succession…” took up most of December as time was suddenly at a premium which was kind of ironic. As far as what’s new, I hope to have the new NoV website up by the end of January.
Again, wishing you all the best in the upcoming year! I’ll be back next week in 2012.