Here's the first entry of the new blog series. It's the backstory of how I got into music in the first place leading up to meeting Paul and making our first track “Enjoy your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again”
Big news for ‘The Books’. We are releasing an extensive limited-edition box set of all our releases plus a lot of bonus materials, both visual and auditory towards the end of the summer. I can’t reveal any details until we get the first demo copies in a few weeks, but I am very excited about this. It will be the perfect way to wrap up a project that I lived and breathed for the first 10 years of my career.
Leading up to the release I’ll be doing an extensive series of blog posts here, where I’ll attempt to remember where and how all of ‘The Books’ tracks were made, and fill in all the detail I can surrounding the recording process and strange trajectory of the project. I’ve been threatening to do this for a while and now the time has come… I need to do it now or risk forgetting it all if I wait any longer. I apologize in advance for blog entries that sprawl and ramble. Once again, the blog is located here, and I will post occasional notes on ‘The Books’ blog, but I’ll be primarily writing at zammutosound.tumblr.com.
The first post will be tomorrow… covering the track ‘Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again’ and the story leading up to ‘The Books’ early days.
Today at 3PM eastern on www.xpn2.org, an hour long live session with the new band with interviews in between. The host is the great Eric Schuman.
We stopped by the ‘World Cafe’ studio at XPN Philly on Monday and recorded five songs… (if my memory serves me) Shape of Things to Come, Too Late to Topologize, Zebra Butt, F U C3PO, and our version of the Paul Simon’s ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.