After gestating longer than an African elephant, The Wetsuits’ debut album is finally ready for public consumption. The Wetsuits (it took a while to come up with that title; the next one, just so you know, will be called Strange and Random Cheeses) offers 12 original songs written by me and/or Byon Yeatts and arranged by the three of us, the third being Jim O’Neil. All Wetsuits-related info, including CD notes and our schedule, can be found at www.the-wetsuits.com. The CD is at www.cdbaby.com/cd/thewetsuits. And feel free to like us on facebook.
Several tunes, nearly completed, did not make it on the album; those, and the ones partly begun earlier this year, will be assembled for our follow-up, which, as you know by now, will be called Strange and Random Cheeses. God, I love that title.
While the chord structures, melodies, and themes often come easily, the lyrics for songs take time. They’re like poetry, and need to be economical. I could make it easier on myself and just plug in words that’ll fit, but I’m always aware that people might actually listen to the lyrics, and I don’t want to embarrass myself. More than usual, that is.