Ian Schwartz and The Sour Candy Orchestra

The gig went well. Thanks to those who came out.

Tuesday, February 22, I’ll be playing a solo gig at Think Tank in Cambridge. It’s sort of a “soft opening” for their acoustic singer/songwriter series.

I’ll be playing “in the round” with Kelly Rice and Hughie Stone Fish. Basically 2 songs apiece rotating until time runs out. Honestly it’s my preferred way to play shows like this.

I’m also working hard to try and make sure I have something to sell. Would a home-burned EP be tacky? Maybe?

A little, I think.

I mean, I’ve been working. A lot. Evenings. For like 2 years now. Which is all fine, except that it hasn’t left a lot of time for SCO endeavors or gigging or whatever.

And in all honesty, it’s hard to play shows. It’s hard to manage the time. I’ve been bad.

But one thing I can do is record. I’m working on writing and recording on a pretty intensive basis for the first time in a very long time. Eventually I’ll bring in the SCO to overdub parts on the songs that they play on, but just the process of recording has been really nice for me.

Step one has actually been trying to record covers so that I can sort of get my sealegs on this recording thing.

Don’t you dare judge me! It’s just the first couple of verses, no bridge. It’s definitely not finished.

In the rare event somebody still has this on their RSS feed or something feel free to let me know what you think. I’ll probably put some work-in-progress stuff on this blog from time to time, saving the finished recordings for a sale album or EP.

Ian