autumn into winter, full fucking bore!, and a pale trembling frost every morning.
soon’ll be 5 foot ice-drifts, tender trucks of fallen snow, and the bones of trees with their necks bent into the wind.
the mt. zion band, post-recording, is still up on blocks. come january we’ll crawl down under there with worklights and hammer at the rusted differential! (and am longing to be back in the middle of jamspace-reek, summoning the anxious squall…)
rough tour-plans=europe mid-march to may. eastern america=mid-may to june.
we’ve got 2 new songs on the go, unfinished leftover’s from the last bout. one of them’s a bonehead-riff, circa 1974, and the other one’s just a dozen words repeated over five bass notes. other tasks at hand= have to retool the arrangements on two of the songs from the new record, and get up on a few of the older tunes that we haven’t played in years. possible covers this time around- “death of a clown” by the kinks, and a slo-mo cover of “manimal” by the germs.
best/worst interview question anybody ever asked me= swiss radio, after “horses in the sky”- the goyishe radio-dude tells me that the record reminds him of the history of the jewish people, wandering the earth searching for a home.
what i told him= everybody in the band has an apartment. 20/20 hindsight= should’ve hit him up for some hidden nazi gold.