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.

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