“So..uh..wa..its..I..haaag” are just some of the words I said on the phone last night when it became clear that our producer legendary genius asshole, Brendan Bane, sent his lawyers to Lacquer Channel and our studio to confiscate all our music for our upcoming album because he “doesn’t recall producing it”. In short he has launched a legal battle against us because he believes he’s been accused of producing our album. Don’t believe me? Listen to this amazing terrifying phone call I had last evening with Mr. H. Almeda, a lawyer hired by our producer…
I lost my sense of reality after that conversation. Even now, very hungover, I’m able to think clearer. I’m guessing what happened is I should never have posted this Interview with legendary genius asshole producer Brendan Bane on making “The Moon”. We knew he was a little nuts because he’s a genius. We know he’s powerful. I heard he’s doing something with Kendrick Lamarr and Childish Gambino now and is also talking to Led Zeppelin about a new album ( I don’t think Jimi Page has got it in him anymore but the album WILL make a billion dollars ). I guess some powerful people destroy and create the things and people around them as a show of power to make more power? I should never have called him. If you ever see a powerful person run away. You don’t want to get in their view and give them an idea on how you can be used.
God, I’m depressed. I spent a lot of time on those songs. I write all my songs essentially when god tells me to. I never sit down and write a song because it’s on my calendar. I have a box. There are 20 year old napkins in it with songs that came to me at maybe a McDonald’s. When I die most of my box will be unsung because god sends me a lot of songs. So when I get the chance to record them I go a little nuts on the singing. I obsess over it. I practice. I build characters in my voice. I lose sleep at night. When I get that magic take in the studio and it’s done I’m always a little sad. It’s like watching your child move out.
I don’t see how Brendan Bane would give us back our album ever. It’s just not what happens when giants swing their swords. They don’t look back and are like “oh, sorry about that, lemme get that for you, here’s your arm.” So I’ve decided I’m going to release the lyrics at the very least. Ironically, I co-wrote this one with Brendan Bane and our drummer Justin Cathcart AKA Snowflace AKA Your Business Consultant. It was a great day in the studio. We were on the porch out back, smoking, the sun was warm, laughing our asses off with the lines. I think it’s the first time I ever let others into my songwriting.
I wasn’t thinking clearly through the booze and the tears last night. I just started transcribing the first song that came to my head, “Day is Night”. Sorry for the false promises of a new album at the last show. This and a few more scraps of paper is all we got.