I'm completely blown away.
I met my friend, Jimmy, in college, when I went back for another degree. So, yes, that makes him a nerd too. But I remember having several laugh-until-I-cry sessions in the computer lab with him. Maybe it was the exhaust from all those computers making me delirious. Maybe it's because it's because it was 2am, and I was horribly sleep deprived. Regardless, Jimmy was there making me laugh. Toward the end of that college stint, Jimmy started talking about the music classes he was taking (He made a guitar. Shut up!). And then, he started writing his own music. (Again. Shut up!)
Fast forward nearly a decade, and I haven't heard much from Jimmy over the years, but I've always wondered if he kept up the music thing. Turns out he has. I got an email from him this week saying that his album is available on iTunes. Album. Shut UP! So, of course, I immediately purchased it. I'm just now listening to it for the first time* while I post this. And I love it! And now I have a zillion questions for him...
"Jimmy - are you reading this? I'm giving you my strictest, squinty-eyed face, hoping you'll fill me in. Are you singing on this album?? Tell me, tell me, tell me. Don't make me whip out a fist in the air. Pair that with my squinty eyes, and you're doomed. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed."
The album has kind of a "world" beat thing going on, but I hate that genre name, so you should just go listen for yourself. Lots of guitar, drum beat, and electronic stuff going on. So far, my favorite track is #7 - Subaquatic. Probably because of the piano on it.
* Listening to music while I write is so, so inspiring and makes my brain feel alive and vibrant. Funny words, I know, but that's what comes to mind when I think about how my mind feels right now.