This morning I listened to Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture (2016) for something like the 15th time. A few days after it was released, some people were quick to point out entire sections were "plagiarized' from CliffNotes. An integral part of us culturally coming to terms with Bob will be how we react to the dirty-little tricks he's been playing since the beginning. These quirks, complexities, riddles, practical jokes: they are all part of the fun. You can either be in on the joke, or the joke's on you. Don't be a square.
Yesterday, I released one more track from Upturned In Everest. It's called Dance In Love. This song is probably most representative of the rest of the album. It's one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it. You can listen to it and preorder the album here: http://mercychoir.bandcamp.com/
I have exactly one performance planned for this album. On Saturday, September 14, I'll perform the album with Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps as my backing band. I've been wanting to work with these guys for a very long time. If you've never seen them, you are in for a treat. They are dazzling musicians of varying backgrounds and can play nearly any style of music and twist/shape it into their singular sort of magic. It's going to be a special show. You can ensure a set by buying a ticket here. You can also rsvp on the face book here: https://www.facebook.com/events/885601981776655/
I'm going to be straight with you here: We are working hard on this show and I want people to see it. I put more of myself into this album than any other artistic endeavor in my life. I would love to hear from you if you enjoy this music. I would love for you to come to this show. A lot of being an artist in the 21st century is pacing around the room, wondering if anyone cares. If you care, let us know.