New Jon Nolan Album Track List? (so far!)

For the five of you who are actually still wondeing when my next record will actually come out, if ever:

I have some news which, skepticism aside(!), might bring a smidge of excitement!  Recently, my pal Andrew Hodgkins of the late, great As Fast As was visiting from his new home in NYC.  He and I spent the better part of three or four days laying down basic tracks for the new album. Yay!  My pal and bassist Geoff Taylor and I have been going through the tunes since, and the foundation for the songs is nearly complete. I've gotta tell you, it's an effing relief.  One of the benefit's of having taken so long is that I have a whole shit ton of songs to choose from.

Recently, a young (and thoroughly kick ass) band called Red Sky Mary came into Milltown, my studio.  Taylor and I shared production duties on the album.  It's coming along swimmingly!  The point is, I found a person who has a similar feel and taste in Taylor, and I asked him to kick me in the arse, er, I mean, co-produce the record with me. I remember a time when I would visit studio's and think "Man, if *I* had a recording studio, I'd record ALL THE TIME!"  True, true. I do. I just record other people's music! Ha. The irony.  The other bit is - yes, I've been recording my own songs all along, the only problem has been maintaining perspective, and uh, finishing them. That damn  internal editor rears his ugly head for sure.

Aaaannnnnyway......

Once I've got my guitars and some vocals down, my man Andrew Blowen, keyboard whiz of the sludge rock kings of NH, One Hand Free will come on board for some ivory tickling. He loves to tickle, you know, ivories and stuff. Perv.

There's a dry erase board next to the couch at Milltown.  On it is a checkerboard, with a list of songs down one side, and a list instruments across the top.  Boxes get checked from time to time when something gets done, on, my next record.  It's taken this long to get this far, so I'm not gonna rush it. If it rules, it will come out. Until then, nope. My man Geoff Taylor is saving me from myself, as are Andrew Blowen and the excellent rocker Tim McCoy, who is lending "spiritual" guidance, and busting my chops for good measure.  I can't wait for you to hear it!

Tentatively named songs on the white board so far:

1. Record Shop Girl
2. Fresh Cut Grass
3. Dear Heart
4. Wishing Well
5. Everything Has Changed
6. Things Were Better
7. List of Things
8. Right Over Me
9. Black & Broken Little Heart
10. Feels Right

also being considered:
pawn shop guitar
don't try to love me now
four walls

I'm sure there are some I've forgotten!  But it's a'comin'...

EDIT:  check the pictures page for some photos of the session!

3 comments

  • antonio goselli

    antonio goselli

    Whats with all the people or musicians from Maine? I saw this one guy play in Ohio, (roy davis, but according to him he too is from Maine) and he was a coffee drinking fool. Is there nothing to do in Maine? Is that mainely it? Is there also a Seattle Maine with tons of coffee shops called Crabibou or Starcrabs? By the way, I like your music too....just ease up on the caffeine.

    Whats with all the people or musicians from Maine? I saw this one guy play in Ohio, (roy davis, but according to him he too is from Maine) and he was a coffee drinking fool. Is there nothing to do in Maine? Is that mainely it? Is there also a Seattle Maine with tons of coffee shops called Crabibou or Starcrabs? By the way, I like your music too....just ease up on the caffeine.

  • Jon Nolan

    Jon Nolan

    antonio! Haha! Actually, there *is* nothing to do in Maine except gorge on lobster, drop the "R"s when you speak and drink coffee. I happen to be from New Hampshire, however, which is like, twenty times cooler than Maine. And, our coffee is better. And I still love drinking it. I subscribe to the dave grohl philosophy of coffee drinking. FRESH POTS! :) yours in caffeine... Jon

    antonio!

    Haha! Actually, there *is* nothing to do in Maine except gorge on lobster, drop the "R"s when you speak and drink coffee. I happen to be from New Hampshire, however, which is like, twenty times cooler than Maine. And, our coffee is better. And I still love drinking it.

    I subscribe to the dave grohl philosophy of coffee drinking. FRESH POTS! smile

    yours in caffeine...
    Jon

  • Jeff from NH

    Jeff from NH

    We all really liked "Fresh Cut Grass" at the Rochester Opera House show. Looking forward to the new disc.

    We all really liked "Fresh Cut Grass" at the Rochester Opera House show. Looking forward to the new disc.

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