Hello hello. I’ve been trying to fire up the Instagram machine. I’m having a bit of a time with it. I went nuts too when I realized I could blog live on Facebook. No one cares however. On a good day I would get 76 views. Go me.
It’s a lot more fun being, real than the loudmouth braggart I spent so many years being. It’s true. Maybe the fact I am going physically blind is just making me seem more pathetic than I think I am.
I’m having problems with this site. It won’t let me upload any new pictures. It won’t let me update my theme. I was hoping my developer would figure that out but he’s too busy being extremely good looking. That right there is one problem I’ll never have.
Ok so I know I put out two albums already this year. It’s because of this abundance, I have decided to put out another one WITH REAL DRUMS. It will all be new material. Well, new to you guys anyway. I don’t know why I feel so guilty when I go to do songs I’ve already done a few times. I’m always reminded by fans that they already heard it.
Look, I get that. But I don’t think I have as many fans as I like to think I do. I KNOW that I don’t have as many fans as you think I do.
Anyway. This week I am going into a studio. I want to make a record outside my comfort zone. I want to raise my game as far as performance goes. I want to make a heavy but melodic album that isn’t punk or acoustic.
It’s going to be great. I can promise you that. I don’t think I have a bad album to date with the exception of that twangy piece of shit I did with Get Bent Records. That was my fault though. The Durham Region had a big influence on me with all the acousticy twangy bands out there. I let my guard down.
This album is going to be a completely different monster. It will be all me. Every instrument. Even drums. I can’t play the drums. But I am prepared to track one drum a time. If I can program drums I can play them well enough to get them to tape. Like I said, if I have to do one drum at a time…
I’ve also been jamming stoner rock riffs with my main squeeze, Prentice Man. We just want to have some fun. This recording project I am working on though is a full on Doug Hell album. I am so excited about it that I can hardly breathe.
It’s been a tough week mentally. It’s really hard to explain mental illness to people. And it’s doubly hard to try and explain it without coming across like you’re sympathy mongering. I can’t blame everything on the illness, but it all begins with neurosis and it snowballs from there.
This album though. It will be the best thing I’ve ever done. I only have a week to write it and record it. Most of it will be from scratch but there will be ideas I’ve had kicking around for a few years that sporadic ex-bandmates will know about here and there, but sporadic ex-bandmates aren’t my target audience.