So yeah - this song sets the tone for the surreal journey I take on my new CD and tells that story, more or less. I have to decide whether to cross the bridge and kick this new adventure off.
Heather - who will appear in a video next month - performed with me at the end of the OSUNM promotion, and has various vocal parts on the record too. She was involved in the beginning of PKBDT and was super-supportive at the beginning of the record's production, but along the way was drawn to her own projects, dreams, etc...
I dabble a lot in French by the way, if I haven't mentioned that. I suspect that in a past life I wasn't simply a "sailor," as I mentioned before, but rather a French privateer who drowned. (Sometime before or after I was a wolf in Quebec ;)
In this track, The Bridge, my anima challenges me, en français, to cross the bridge.
A few other pieces of trivia here, for anyone who cares:
- That's my Aunt Pat making the first cameo of the record (among 17 cameos) on bells.
- The tempo was set organically by me and Chris and Heather, "live" in an attic on the south side of Chicago.*
- Weeds were symbolic for me during the writing of this album too. Veek captured the weeds well on the album art insert. (Which you can get by buying the CD.... or by downloading it too (which comes with a .pdf insert)! ... sorry - shameless sales pitch. I wouldn't be doing my job otherwise.)
- I've been planning the video for a couple years now. And thinking this is the year it happens. Have a great team set up. Including pyrotechnics. Stay tuned.
- Switzerland is a tiny place with poor dancers - except for my man Marcus... who now that I think about it, I never saw dancing when we were at the club. He probably knew better.
- There is a great bridge in Luzern. Great town too. This song isn't about that bridge.
- While dancing in Switzerland, I sported a Greek sailor hat (that the Swiss dudes had the balls to make fun of while I was upstaging them on the dance floor... a hat that I still have in fact), foreshadowing, perhaps, the Greek girl, Veek, I would eventually marry?! Maybe a coincidence. Maybe not!
- Don't forget, one more day to download The Bridge for free! The second track from the new CD, "All I Need" will be featured in March.