After tracking our 3rd EP at the end of May, we’ve all been up to separate musical endeavors. Chris and I are in LA recording with Company of Thieves, and Bob has been working on a solo project while playing with a couple great bands in Chicago. Jon Alvin just finished mixing our 5 new tracks, and the EP – The Tells of Parallels – should be ready to release by September. We’ll get back to playing shows in August and throw a CD release party in the fall.
Now that I think of it, I’m not even sure why we’re printing CDs these days, other than to throw a party. Because “MP3 Release Party” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Together, We are hurtling through space, yet We are individually fixed to archaic ideals that keep us apart. We put holes in each other’s bodies over religion, race, resources and sneakers.
We are so fixated on the “I” that we can rationalize the destruction of “We.” We drill holes in our earth leaking oil into the sea, waste energy and agriculture, and build “too big to fail” business empires, perpetuating the disparity between wealthy and poor.
We are composed of the same elements, yet draw divisions on each other every day. We make physical appearance, manner of speech, level of education, or place of residence all reasons to remove ourselves from the We.
There needs to be a mass-realization that We are of the same origin, and it must occur on all levels – personal, governmental, commercial, spiritual, and so on. Until We learn to celebrate our differences in the spirit that We are essentially the same, We will not deserve this existence. Self-awareness is the blessing and curse of humanity. It seems impossible, yet We must at least try to put “We” ahead of “I.” We are all Mutts, and we are all Learning to Listen.