Monday, June 05, 2006

June is the new May


OK, you didn't really expect it to come in May, did you? I mean, its me. I always set myself up to fail like this. To let you nice people down.


But here is the deal. Its done. I just have to mix it so it doesn't sound like crap (right now it sounds like crap). I will start taking orders on the website on June 16, and will ship June 26.


There will be two editions: The basic edition which is the CD. The deluxe edition has a deluxe bonus instrumental CD and a deluxe fold out insert with all of the deluxe lyrics. So you can rap along with me. Shirts will also be available with the logo, seperately or as a big bonus pack. This wont be widely available in stores - strictly websites and indie stores. Deluxe edition on peanutsandcorn.com ONLY.


I really had a good time with this. Its pretty fun. I'm not calling it a mixtape because its not that disposable - there are some really good songs here. A few are serious - Alpha Flight is about the Canadian identity. Save the Kiddies is about our disillusioned youth and the lack of any real youth movement. But mostly its pretty light - Cereal For Dinner (about how I ate like shit in university), Birthday Check from Jesus, So Scared (my verse is about Hot Dogs, J-Mart raps about Denny's). There is a Nirvana cover. Bird is on it. Cadence Weapon is on it. Josh Martinez too.


The beats are pretty light. Banging. I sample pretty heavily, some of it has been used. Stuff I wouldn't use on an album. But I'm not just jacking 12" instrumentals here, these are all fully produced with original drum tracks and my own arrangements. You'll find them to be a bit funkier and far less dense.


So it isn't the new mcenroe album - that project will be far more ambitious. I'm not breaking any ground here, I'm having a good time. Its like a lite album, the diet coke of albums, with no aftertaste. I hope you like it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Put some snippets online, yo.

Allan L. said...

I totally can't wait to cop this!

Anonymous said...

.yep, snippets, would be a consolation of all the pain...

pixelkitty said...

Someone slipped me a few songs *ahem* and I cannot wait to buy the entire thing to add to my McEnroe collection.

Mmmmm cereal for dinner is a winner. My fiance has been dissing me for years about my penchant for cereal instead of a "real meal". Cereal is king!

Matt Patterson said...

any chance this will be released on vinyl????

Anonymous said...

is that wife?? or just some random...

Anonymous said...

is that your wife?? or just some random....

Anonymous said...

saturday night listening to cbc radio 3 in toronto, thanks, ur rhymes are fantastic, cereal for dinner, love it