We’ll be on first, and we will probably be playing for about 20 minutes, so if you want to see us, don’t be late! The show starts at 8. After us you can hang around and hear The I Want You, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, and Hookerclops. Tickets are $8, so that’s $2 a band if you watch them all. That’s only $2 more than free!
It’s at Precinct in Somerville on Saturday, April 27. If you are younger than 21 you will unfortunately not be allowed inside. Sorry!
I realize that in the show info below it is a little goofy that it specifies that the show is in the United States. I’m trying out a fancy automatic show calendar thing. That’s a side effect.
- Artist: Nicholas Burgess
- Date: Saturday, April 27th 2013
- Time: 8:00pm
- City: Nicholas Burgess in Somerville
- Venue: Precinct
- Address: 70 Union Square, Somerville MA
- Venue phone: (617) 623-9211
- Country: United States
- Admission: $8
- Age restrictions: 21+
Full line up:
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling
The I Want You
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When last I updated this series, way back in September, I was sure I was nearly done with this album. The fact that it’s been six months, to the day, since I made that post, and the album is not even slightly out, is a tip off that I was very wrong. Much like in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King*, every time I think things are wrapped up and finished, another ending sneaks up and demands my attention, and things continue.
I said in Part 5 that I had eight and a half instrumental mixes done. Ha! I was living in a fantasy world (also much like in Lord of the Rings: Return of the King†). I have since recorded vocals, re-recorded vocals, and remixed everything. The problem with making instrumental mixes before you record vocals is that the vocals will change everything. It’s like knitting a pair of pants for your future adult grandchildren. Even if you know you’ll have them, you’ll never know exactly how big they’ll be, or if they’ll have legs, or if knit pants will be in vogue in 2065.‡
Six long/short months later, I now have 7 or 8 nearly kiiiinda done mixes. By “nearly kiiiinda done” I mean they are not done, but I know what I need to do, and I’m not losing sleep over them (I am losing wrist function. Mixing on a computer sucks. Somebody buy me a mixing deck!). The other 2 or 3 songs are not done, not even kiiiinda, and I am thinking about them at three in the morning, in between asking myself what I’m doing with my life and remembering that I forgot to reply to that email.
The bad news about this long delay is that I only have so many months in my lifetime, and I’m flying through them at great speed, not having put out this album, unable to really move forward to another project, and unable to send the album back through time when I do finish it. It’s going to be out much later than I wanted no matter what.
The good news about the delay is that the songs sound much better than they did in September. I still have the mixes from September, and I can’t believe I considered them “done.” It’s crazy! I definitely needed a break, and I took one for a little while this fall. I’ve been back into it for the last few months, though, and it’s coming together.
My best guess for a release date, at this point, is this summer. My solo band (does that make sense?) will be playing shows, the album sounds like a summer album, and that’s about when it should be done anyway. So it all works out. I would have liked to have had it out last summer, but I didn’t, so that’s that.
In the meantime, you can listen to Wizard Planet one more time and tell me which songs you’d like to hear live.
* The live action movie version.
† Movie or book version this time. Reader’s choice.
‡ My money is on waders.
I’ve been a website slacker lately, but work on the next album has been going on, or, as they say, ongoing. It’s taking a lot longer than anticipated, and a lot longer than Wizard Planet. I’m at that point where half of the album is sounding finished, and the other half is giving me nightmares and inspiring last minute ocarina solos.
The “shows” section above will be coming to life soon. The band is assembled, we have some shows booked, and I am working on the wizard mask.
Somehow, though, I missed it when he put out this weird Halloween album in 2011. It reminds me of the stranger moments of I Hope You Win combined with the sadness of the as-yet-unreleased new 357 Lover album.
It’s Haunted Now is sandwiched by the epics “Dead Is Dead” and “Ghost Cancer” at either end. In the middle is a mini-album of Corn Mo Halloween jelly.
At the moment, “Ghost Cancer” is my favorite.
You can listen to it right here, and if you like it even a little, it’s only $2 on Bandcamp, so buy yourself a copy.