Well, my doctor’s appointment got postponed until next Thursday, so I’ll have to wait on posting lab results. Actually, I could call in right now and get them. Duh.

OK, real time blogging kind of blows when you get voicemail like I just did. So I’ll get to what I’ve been doing this week besides putting up Christmas decorations and drinking hot cocoa.

Earlier this week, I recorded some fresh-out-of-the-oven Synthetic Division songs with my new bandmate, Kyle. We recorded at a friend’s studio, Final Symphony, and the friend in question is Micah Consylman, the keytar player extraordinaire of Bella Morte.

Meet Micah by playing the video I made above.

I can’t tell you how happy I am with the new songs. Kyle is like the demon lovechild of programming Gods Depeche Mode and New Order. Micah, who thought we’d be a good musical match, hooked us up last summer, and I’ve been writing lyrics and vocal melodies for Kyle’s songs, which fit in perfectly with some of the music I’ve done in the past.

Once everything is mixed, I’ll post some links to the music. Oh, and if you’re local, Synthetic Division is playing on January 20th at the Dawning at Outback. (If you read the book, the Dawning is where I befriended Bella Morte to begin with, back in 1999.) But for now all I can do is post pics from Sunday and Monday’s recording sessions...

I thought bringing in a dancing Santa would foster good tidings. I was wrong. Old friends Micah and Kyle still had to settle things the old-fashioned way, and if you watched the video you probably know how things turned out for Kyle.

I’ve been listening to the songs we recorded non-stop. But for now, I think it’s time to listen to my body. For the first time in months, I’ve come down with a cold/sore throat, and I think it’s just the culmination of all the crazy travel and scheduling of the last two months. Or maybe it was the hearfelt vocals I laid down in the studio? Or the choice of shopping cart at Target?

Either way, I’m done for a couple of days. But I’ll blog tomorrow if I get those lab results back.

Positively Yours,