In mid-summer of 1997, I entered a 24-track analog studio in NYC's ultra-hip East Village with an engineer, some big ideas and nothing (and nobody) else. By the time the autumn leaves began to fall, ENJOY YOUR DESSERT was born.
Some of the songs were 2 years old; some of them I improvised while the tapes rolled. (Hey! That rhymes.) I was 25, with a huge backlog of material that needed a home outside of my head. I could have whittled the 16 songs down to 12, but that's something that SOMEONE ELSE would have suggested to me and the entire point of this project was that I would make all the decisions myself, so there.
It was terrifyingly easy, and it was easily terrifying. Even the troubling moments were fun. I'll never be this young and green again.
Thanx for checking me out, and remember to enjoy your dessert!
JM (Aug. 2011)