Monday, November 3, 2008

Greetings from the Fusion Planet

Welcome to the inaugural posting on the new blog for my music project, Council of One. Since it's late as hell here where I'm situated (a mile or so from the Pentagon, in an undisclosed location), I'm going to try and keep this short. I'll endeavor over the next several days to better explain just what the hell I'm trying to do with this little blog, and why.

For now, let's just say that I want to get away from the traditional role of a musician and incorporate music, words and visual art into something approaching a seamless entity. The reader will get: (1) a day-by-day account of my workings as a musician, (2) links and information on how to obtain my music--for free!, (3) visual art that will go along with the music, functioning hopefully as a 21st Century version of the LP covers us old-timers used to stare at for hours while we listened to the albums they contained, and (4) a whole bunch of take-'em-or-leave-'em opinions about good music, bad music, and the ways music is made and sold.

I've launched this blog to coincide with the release of my new album, One Day in August. I say "album," but in reality it's a single 48-minute piece of music. Totally improvised. Lots of screaming guitar. No vocals.

Not scared off yet? Well then, be my guest and download it for yourself. I encourage you to listen to it, share it with your friends and enemies, and comment about it right here on this blog.

Here is an excerpt, the opening 7 1/2 minutes of the piece. Press "play" to stream it right here, or click the area above the player to go to my Soundclick page and download it:

If you want to download the entire 48 minutes, go to the Council of One page at and click on the icon under "Featured Media."

I'll talk more about One Day in August tomorrow.

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