Friday, April 20, 2007

Coming Soon! Really Soon!

Mark your calendars. Buster Cornelius Day is nearly upon us (that's the Third of May, folks), and there could be no better day to launch a Colorblind James Experience podcast. So that's when I'll launch one. This will be a highly personal view of the band's work (mine), and will largely (though not exclusively) focus on the period from about 1987 to 1992, the years of the band's most intense and concentrated activity. Expect some of the group's lesser-known material, a lot of previously "unheard-by-nearly-anyone" recordings from live performances, radio broadcasts and studio outtakes. Stuff you never knew we did, but will be glad to find out about. Among upcoming planned episodes, you'll get to hear a hypothetical reconstruction of the much-discussed but never-recorded "Blind Willie McTell Album," our long-lost "Gospel Album," and "Girls! Girls! Girls!." Plus so much more—a Beach Boys cover, our magnificent version of "Saint James Infirmary" and the legendary "I Am Joe Montana."

I intend to do at least four or five podcasts of about 45 minutes in length. In addition to the songs, I'll provide a bit of background and brief commentary. And this will be available to anyone for the extremely reasonable price of nothing at all. Comments from listeners will be greatly appreciated. More details will be posted here on the launch day. Woot!

(As I was typing this up, I realized that this podcast will coincide with the 20th anniversary of my joining CbJE. Whoof...)