Update on Next CD & New Songbook
Wed., Aug. 14. 2013 11:28am EDT
Although last Saturday's show in Cleveland was cancelled, the band stayed busy. Tinch went into the studio and recorded all the guitars for two songs on our upcoming Christmas CD, Handheld Messiah. Then, on Wednesday, Keith recorded bass tracks for four of the tracks, plus three other tracks we plan to release as special downloads.
J. completed lyrics for three more of the Christmas songs earlier in the week. He's scheduled to go into the studio with Jimmy this Friday to record vocals for some songs, too. Meanwhile, Hubie has already completed the instrumentation for three other tracks.
Our designer finished the cover artwork recently, and we're really pleased with it. What's more, we have some non-Christmas parody downloads in the works, too. Jimmy has all the drums done, Todd has all the keyboards complete, and Tinch has already started the guitars.
We've also been working hard on a massive updated version of the ApologetiX songbook download. We're finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel on that one.
The original download included all our albums through Wordplay (2006). Since then, we've released Rare Not Well Done Vol. 1 & 2 (2007), Chosen Ones (2007), Future Tense (2008), Recovery (2009), The Boys Aren't Backin' Down (2009), Soundproof 2010), Wise Up and Rock (2011), Orchard Avenue (2012), 20:20 Vision (2012), and Hot Potato Soup (2013), plus the 11 ApologetiX Classics anthology CDs!
The new songbook features all the songs from the original plus everything we've released since. The old songbook had our parodies listed in order by album; the new one still has entries for each CD, but it presents our parodies in alphabetical order, and each listing shows all albums on which a particular parody appears.
It still includes the popular "J.'s Journal" sections, telling the story and meaning behind each parody (J. has just finished writing all the journal entries for the songs released since 2007, so we're in editing mode), but it also includes four different indexes that allow you to look up our parodies by original artist, original title, subject, and scripture verse.