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WHAT’S OLD IS NEW…BUT MORE NEW COMING SOON!

Last night I had a brainstorm, or maybe it was a small drizzle. In preparation for the new album that I will finally get to record this Friday, why not post songs from past albums and bring people up to speed. Granted, my musical “history” is not one to brag about per se but I have amassed a bit of a catalog over the past 12 years.

Not bad for thinking I would be one and done back in 2003?

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IF THE PLANETS ALIGN…

Yes I do study a bit of astronomy and astrology though I don’t let the latter define me. Sometimes things happen purely by chance, other times I have to go out and find what I am after.

But two things are happening very soon…

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ALMOST THERE…

Last Saturday, I traded in one of my guitars to get a 5-string bass, as I didn’t feel like asking to borrow one from someone. I don’t think Billy Sheehan is going to lose sleep over me but I am a competent-enough bass player to play on my new album.

After all, I wrote the songs!

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NUMBER NINE…NUMBER NINE…

Well, true to form, I couldn’t stop at eight songs. The plan for my new album was to have a short intro followed by eight songs. That’s changed because I am neurotic.

There will be nine songs now on the record.

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EIGHT SONGS IN THE QUEUE

Welcome to another installment of “How’s That New Album Coming, Bello?” Well I’ll tell ya…

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HEAR MY TUNES A-COMIN’

I still have Hendrix on the brain…can you tell?

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JAMMIN’ FOR JIMI (SLIGHT RETURN)

Yesterday was the 2nd annual Summer Of Love Festival at the Lyndhurst Town Park. It was called Woodstock Festival but for legal reasons, they were forced to change it. Gotta love suit-and-tie guys.

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JAMMIN’ FOR JIMI

Had rehearsal last night with the two guys from Mary’s Basement helping out and I have to be blunt, it was the most fun I had in a long time. It was very organized but loose, a lot of fun yet business was taken care of. And that’s how it should be.

In a perfect world.

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STILL ROLLIN’

How do I spend a gorgeous Sunday morning? Of course it starts with going for a walk to the bagel store for my family. But then what?

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ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’

No I am not about to sing “Rawhide” but you may feel free to chime in if you wish.

I am rollin’ very nicely with new material. With the help of Rosario, I was able to record seven rough tracks for the new album. Yes, you read that right: SEVEN tracks. Granted, they are nothing but scratch guitar parts with a click track for now but damn it feels great to finally get these songs out on tape…or rather, the laptop.

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