Part of the reason for the further delay is that I am already well into production of the next issue, and that takes priority over timely production of issue twelve. I'm almost all the way through the second pass at all eighty pages with pencils. I'm also going to revise a couple of earlier issues of Richy Vegas Comics by adding some more pages- just three.
I've been writing some notes for some lyrics for a song or two: "I wasn't playin' to no pretty picture/ when I cut the loose on you," "One thing you gotta understand, son/ with wimmin like them the fix is always in."
I've already written enough material for two complete albums. The first album is titled, "Self Portrait of Me." The second album is called, "Sargent Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band." The new album, which has three songs already, has the working title, "My Girlfriend is a Hate Song." I wrote the title track a couple of weekends ago.
I'm not going to try to memorize all the songs at once. My strategy is to come up with a set for live shows, about twelve songs, and just play out with that and get them down. I can switch out other songs and work them in and out of the set as I go along. A friend said years ago to not worry about getting albums out, but to play live and get the songs down instead, so there's no timetable on getting these records done. I can record demos in my home studio to document the songs as I get them down.
The owner of New World Deli says I can play more than once at the open mike if there continues to be a light turnout, which will really help me. The two songs I plan on debuting Monday are, "Scoot On Over Buster," and "Five Foot Nine of Love In Vain." "Scoot On Over Buster" was an attempt to do a nice song about someone I had conflicted feelings and thoughts about. "Five Foot Nine of Love In Vain" was the next song I wrote after that, and the title can tell you how that one shook out.