• Billy Ray Montgomery

    January 1, 2024

  • Catching Gears / Dulce

    February 5, 2024

  • The Price of Rain / Billie

    March 4, 2024

  • Nice Trick / Jesus H.

    April 1, 2024

  • Ten Feet Tall / No One of Note -

    May 6, 2024

  • Grace (All We Are) / A Kind of Truth

    June 3, 2024

  • What's It About? / With My Coffee...

    July 1, 2024

  • Other Shoe / The Transient

    August 5, 2024

  • The Girl Who Never Was / Marissa

    Septmber 2, 2024

  • This Old Dawg / Chester

    October 7, 2024

  • Diabolique / Mischa's Seeds

    November 4, 2024

  • Asria's Revenge / Dreaming of Arumaea

    December 2, 2024

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2024 RELEASE DATES
(SUSPENDED)
______

Sorry, Kids.

As of February 3, 2024...

... the release calendar has been thrown into the trash.

Having said that, it doesn't mean these pieces won't be released at all. It just means I've faced the daunting reality that I've gotten far too fractured and scattered over the last few years to be able to adhere to a strict schedule. And, well, the project is trying to evolve into something grander. Rather than do a first album and book, which would then be followed by an associated album and a novel, I'm thinking about combining the two.

We'll see. It's possible none of this is even possible. It's possible I'll never get far from the one release thus far. But it's possible I just might pull it off. Hey, stranger things have happened.

In the meantime, I'm leaving all this stuff here. While I've thrown out the calendar, I haven't thrown out the projects. All of these things are in various stages of development, and each of them will eventually see the light. I'm just far too damaged now to keep myself on a rigid, disciplined path. There are just too many days when they greatest accomplishment is just making it to the end of the day relatively intact.

Depression, anxiety, and autism are all demanding taskmasters.


Billy Ray Mongtomery

January 1.2024

“Billy Ray Montgomery” is the only song on the new album that doesn't have an accompanying short story. There's a reason for this. It ties in with another song and its story in ways that are hard to explain. But the other story is the more important one. You'll see what I mean.

"Billy Ray Montgomery" began its life as a riff that popped into my head one morning on the way to work. I couldn't get it out of my brain, and it was on a loop from then on, on the way to work, on the way home from work. At some point I started playing a beat to it on my steering wheel. And, well, as good songs do sometimes, it took on a life of its own. One day as I was driving by a particular house (I remember which one), a lyric and its melody popped into my head.

"There's an old man over there / Sittin' on his porch, he ain't goin' anywhere"

That's how I met Billy Ray Montgomery.

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Catching Gears / Dulce

February 5.2024

This song introduced itself me one afternoon while doing some work at my brother-in-law's house. It started with one line;

"If I had a dollar and fifteen cemts
You'd be riflin' around in my pockets
To pay your rent"

And we were off and running. Over the course of that summer the song built itself in my head, but I did't really get anywhere on it until a few years later when I'd started a particular job. “Catching Gears” was one of my “steering wheel jam” songs.

Eventually as I worked on other lyrics, I realized it tied in well with an unfinished short story I'd sketched out. That short story was later titled “Dulce”. It could be said the song is from the perspective of one character in that story, and the short story itself is from the perspective of another.

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The Price of Rain / Billie

March 4.2024

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Nice Trick / Jesus H.

April 1.2024

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Ten Feet Tall / No One of Note

May 6, 2024

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Grace (All We Are) / A Kind of Truth

June 3, 2024

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What's It About? / With My Coffee...

May 6, 2024

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Other Shoe / The Transient

August 5, 2024

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The Girl Who Never Was / Marissa

Septmber 2, 2024

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This Old Dawg / Chester

October 7, 2024

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Diabolique / Mischa's Seeds

November 4, 2024

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Asria's Revenge / Dreams of Arumaea

December 2, 2024

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