Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring Ruminations

Monday, Monday, Monday... Yesterday, I ran the Shamrock Shuffle, an 8K (approx. 5 miles) race held in downtown Chicago. It was fun. Crowded, by fun. Beautiful weather, good friends, and a decent performance... it is a mark of how far I've come as a runner that I was able to run 5 miles with little training... at this time last year, I'd never run more than 4 miles. Ever.

So now I am continuing to deepen my commitment to running the Chicago Marathon in October... next step: actually registering.

This upcoming week sees Burn Rome Burn in the studio all day Thursday to record the basic tracks for what will become our next CD... an EP we hope to have done in fairly short order. The tunes are strong and the band is really digging in the arrangements... I can't wait to see how the recording turns out. 

We'll be working with Jay, and I'm looking forward to that as well... after what we accomplished earlier this year. Other than that... the usual. Whatever that is or has become... I'm writing a lot... no idea what the material is for or what it will become... just trying to continue to churn out songs that are direct and honest while still being interesting.

I actually wrote a song the other day (a rough draft of which is posted below) that made me stop and put my guitar down... it felt that big, that close... it's called Skyscraper Hearts and I'll post the final version of the lyrics when they're done. It's simple but soaring, it's poetic but direct...

I hope I can do the bones of the song justice when I attempt to record it. If I attempt to record it. Because there's something there, something that feels like it could be a watershed moment... a spark buried in the mud, in the ashes... a light in the night...




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