I told you so. When I make a promise, I keep it. And I promised that YOU would have SOMETHING TO SAY about my new record, Something to Say. So, now it begins. I'm in the studio right now finishing the new record, and all these decisions are being made by everybody at my label about the new record. Photo shoots, album covers, picking songs for the record, touring, all that good stuff.
But here's the thing, I realize that I don't make music just so I can enjoy it. I make music for you guys, the people who enjoy listening to it, and are hopefully encouraged by it! So, I wouldn't want to make any of these important decisions about my new record without your input. So, starting well, right now you've got something to say about Something to Say.
First thing I need your help with? Choosing the CD cover. There is a voting survey on my myspace page that allows you to check out some possible cover options we've been looking at, and vote for your favorite. So, let me know what you think. And hopefully your favorite cover will win!
One more thing, you may wonder why the megaphone? Well, I'll give you a hint, C.S. Lewis. That's your hint. I'll explain more later. -mw
I boarded a plane this morning from Nashville and landed in North Carolina for a concert with the fine folks in High Point, NC. Little did I know what kind of crowd was going to show up at the Weslayan Church tonight! They were amazing, so much fun. There's a part of me that feels like I wish I could have some dress rehearsal concerts before I'm in front of a big crowd; just because it's been so long. But nothin' like being thrown right out there. Tonight, however wasn't scary at all. The crowd was so awesome right from the beginning, I felt like I was doing a concert in my living room for Lulu and Earl!Tried out some new tunes tonight, which was fun for me. Hopefully, it was fun for those listening to the new tunes as well... "Something to Say," won't be in stores until 1/15/08 (don't forget...) so I can't wait that long to play new tunes.
But something really cool happened at the very end of the show. The band began playing "Next Thing You Know," and next thing I know kids started jumping up on this platform that was the front of the stage. I found myself surrounded by about 100 kids jumping up and down singing "la la la la la la." It was awesome. Such joy. And it all started with just one girl, one very brave girl who didn't care what anyone thought. She just jumped up and did her thing. Everyone else followed!
So, thanks to the leader of the jumping pack for your enthusiasm, and thanks to everybody for coming out to my first show in NC post-surgery. My voice feels good. tired but good -mw