My Duets CDPosted: May 24, 2010
Look at your music collection. If you have any music by an artist who has been performing for a long time, they probably have a duet album. In the case of bands with great longevity, they’ve recorded a CD with “special guest artists”.
Some other musicians don’t seem to follow this trend. Instead, they appear on everyone else’s CD. I’ve never bought an Emmylou Harris CD. Yet I have a ton of songs with her singing on my iPod, she is on everyone else’s discs.
This whole duets CD thing has me thinking. I am completely lacking anything approaching musical talent. Yet I see that people, as they get older, are expected to record a series of duets. I’m going to have to do what I have to do.
I am getting older by the minute. It seems as if I ought to get moving on this. I don’t really know many people with a catalog of recorded music that I can get involved in my duet project. Some of you know that I have a history of concerning myself with things that don’t really matter all that much. It goes without saying that this doesn’t really fall into that class of things that don’t matter all that much. I appreciate that you recognize that without me having to press the issue.
There are a lot of decisions to make. To start, who is going to perform on the CD? I think there is some sort of statute which mandates that Emmylou Harris would have to be involved in the project. Beyond that, things are kind of wide open. If anyone is interested in being on the CD, now is the time to let me know. Don’t be shy, Emmylou can’t do everything.
I don’t think I can really commit to one particular style of music. If I said I was doing an opera record, or country or salsa, that might be off putting to some who would be more comfortable performing in a different genre of music. The sky is the limit on this CD. If you’ve got a song you want us to do together, I’m probably good with it.
Actually, I’m lying a little. I’d rather not do rap. Sure, it is the only thing suited to my vocal range and lack of talent. All the same, I have to draw the line somewhere.
The last thing that needs to be decided is the title of the CD. Since most of you have little or no idea who I am, one of the potential titles is “Me And That Guy I Don’t Know.” Also in the running are “Me, You and Emmylou” and “Omawari-songs”. I’ll leave that question to a poll because, why not?
So, there you have it, my duets CD is in the works. Let me know your suggestions. I’ll have my agent get in touch.
Oh, and I’d be more than happy to be on your CD when the time comes.