“At the Start…”

For those of you who still come to these pages because of some drivel I cranked out in the 80’s and 90’s, here’s a great way for you to support me in my retirement, which is only a couple of decades away: hie thee to this page at CDBaby and buy a copy of my son’s first album, Start. That’s right… I’ve always said that my children were my retirement plan, and if you early adopters help make this album a sensation, he’ll do more, make tons of money, and in my old age he will be able to support me in the manner to which I have become accustomed.

Seriously, I hope you’ll at least go to CDBaby and give the album a spin. I think it’s great stuff, being “Inventive, witty, and organic piano-and-vocal prerecorded sound product,” as my son calls it. I really do like this album, and in the weeks since I’ve had a copy of the finished album, my son has moved into my Top Ten artists over on my Last.fm account. And it’s not just because it is my son. If he had done an album that was like, say, Master of Pupperts, I would have listened to it, smiled, told him it was very nice, and then washed the experience out of my ears with some Stan Ridgway.

So check it out. Admittedly, it won’t be for everyone, but then music is a subjective experience like that isn’t it? Only you won’t know until too late if you don’t care for it because you’ll have already bought the album. Oh, dear. What a shame.

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