hoponpowerpop.com writes about Scorpio Monologue: It’s gripping but it also makes you wish you were drinking something with an umbrella in it. I guess what I’m trying to say is if I were quarreling with a lover and trying to cheer myself up with a windows-down-solo-drive to the beach, this is the album I would blast the whole way and I would cry my eyes out with a big smile on my face.
Sweet Sweet Music talked to David.
As an artist, you chose to show your emotions to the world. Is it always comfortable to do so?
For me, it is usually comfortable, yes. I’m pretty open with my feelings, but I think writing songs for so long has helped me to be in touch with my feelings, and with what I want to say. Every once in a while though, something will surprise me emotionally. I was recording vocals for ‘Rainbow Baby’ (on the new record), and it’s about my youngest daughter. I got a little choked up singing about her. So it took me a few different takes to get through it in the studio
Any ideas about how to turn this one into a million seller?
Haha. I would settle for turning it into a 500 seller. My idea is that people have to give new bands a try. I’m not new. Scorpio Monologue is my 8th record. But I guarantee you I am new to most people – so they just have to give it a shot, and I think they might like it
Is recording a record easier than getting it heard nowadays?
I always say that recording is the easy part. The tough part comes after that once it is released and you’re trying to promote it / get people to listen to it, etc. But that’s where Sweet Sweet Music comes in, lol.
Playing music in front of a crowd. What’s all the fun about?
I love playing live because you never know what’s going to happen at a show. I don’t know how many people will show up on a given night, or what new friends we’re going to make afterward, or what new band we might like that is also on the bill with us. So its always a new adventure, plus we try to mix up the songs in the setlist, so that’s fun too
Always proud to answer ‘I am a musician’ to the question ‘what are you doing?’?
My answer to ‘What are you doing?’ would be that I work on both sides of the music industry, b/c my day job is working in the digital music business, but my heart is in writing songs, putting out albums, and playing gigs. So I feel like I’m sort of a double agent who can appreciate both sides of the music business. Absolutely yes, I’m proud to be a musician, and I’m proud to work in the music industry in general.