I’ve been having a hell of a good time working with Dan and Jeff on this Fetal Pig reunion show. If you heard the tracks from their cassette EP I posted a while back and thought those were something, they don’t quite do justice to the material we’ve been working up. Seems Fetal Pig had a pretty productive period writing songs after coming out with that tape, and we’re doing a set that pulls pretty heavily from that stuff. And that stuff takes the heavy prog angle of the band a few steps further yet. It’s really expanding my bass vocabulary in ways that I hope will come out in future projects.

Distant Trains was actually going to perform live! There was an early show scheduled at the Mews with My Empty Phantom and Blutiger Fluss next month, but My Empty Phantom canceled so the whole show was scrapped. My plan was to do kinda much like what my solo shows have been in the past, except with bass instead of guitar. I think it’s a good outlet for the heavy intense side of what I’d been working on, whereas I plan to also do a more folky thing, without the drum machine, as just Chuck Hoffman. Might get myself an acoustic guitar for that eventually.

Anyway that’s pretty much all I have right now. I have a bunch of albums that have come out recently that I want to write about, and probably will soon, once I get a couple more listens of them in.

Charlie Schiz

Charlie Schiz
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. I've been weird all my life. It's my time to shine.

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