Saturday, August 16, 2008

Producers, Studios and Jimmy Carter

For the first time in the eight years we've been together, Blame Sally is considering working in an outside studio with an outside producer. It'll be interesting to see how this works for us. We've become so opinionated and confident in the studio and I must admit, there's something very cool about doing exactly what we want while feeling comfortable with the process and the tools at hand.

But on the other hand - we don't have the distance or the objectivity sometimes, and we certainly have been working under semi-primitive conditions. I'm particularly excited to have the chance to record on a beautiful acoustic piano - it's been so many years since I've recorded that way.

Names and locations are still under wraps - but I'll keep you posted as soon as i's are dotted and t's are crossed.

Lyric of the Day




a song I wrote after watching Jonathan Demme's documentary on Jimmy Carter. It made me think a lot about the nature of love and commitment - which seems to be such a big part of his life, both in his relationship to Rosalyn and outside of that - his sense of his role in the world, and his obligation to speak truth to whomever and whatever, and his ability to never give up.


Wood, a Hammer and a Nail

Wood, a hammer and a nail and a fare-thee-well

Truth, sharper than a knife in the face of lies

Sweet as rain on a summer night
Sweet as rain on a summer night

Love, a rose that’s made of steel
...and you keep it real

Time, it hasn’t changed a thing because the bells still ring

Sweet as rain on a summer night
Sweet as rain on a summer night

Give, until you give away, the price you’ll pay

Truth, stronger than the blight where you shine your light

Sweet as rain on a summer night
Sweet as rain on a summer night
Sweet as rain on a summer night



2 comments:

Kim said...

Have you started the book yet? I just got my copy from the library.

Jane said...

Yes. Yes.

After watching him speak during the Democratic convention that celebrated John Kerry, I decided to adopt Jimmy as my daddy.