Nine years ago I drove up to this little house to make my first record. I had no idea what to expect musically, but I knew I would be in good hands.

Three days later I left the place listing sideways. Chris Rosser and River Guerguerian had put together an astonishing bed for me to build my songs on, like they had put a beach ball on a tee-ball stand and handed me a heavy duty bat. I would have to work hard to mess it up.

I don't know why I thought it could go any different last weekend, and of course it didn't.

Day one, Chris and I charted the songs and batted arrangement ideas around.

Day two, River came in, set up his drums and nailed. Ten. Songs.

Day three, Chris tidied up and we got rhythm guitar on five of the songs.

And here we are. One week from today I head back to finish up my guitar parts and sing the songs.

I'll keep you posted.




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