wow, wow. This week 10 years ago was just
incredible. I remember being bummed about
Cobain but being so into my own project
that I hardly thought about it.
I loved Nirvana but the blooming of
the obsessive producer in me was sprouting
and even the death of their frontman
couldn't stop it. I was making this
I remember vividly
every step of the process in making
I remember one day
just saying - I have enough songs for an album,
so it shall be! I took the first songs I ever
completed recording at my dad's and made a
I remember going
to Sun TV and buying the clearest tapes I could find
so it looked more professional than MAXELL over it.
Unfortunately the tapes ended up being the cheapest
possible and sounded so friggin' bad I'm amazed people
didnt demand their money back.
I remember my
future wife Burgundie saying the poses looked good and
to this day I'm not sure what the hell she was
thinking. LOL. Honestly, I remember having a blast.
I was shooting pictures for my first cover! Very
I remember getting
the pictures back and flipping through them at Damon's
Steakhouse as Burg, Jeremy and I watched the Bulls
play the Cavs in the 1st round of the playoffs sans
Michael Jordan. It was game 3 and they barely won it.
knowing right away which picture would be the cover.
And in Burgundie's defense, I thought I looked
cool too. LOL.
I remember cutting
it out and going to Kinkos and printing everything up.
typing up every song and hand writing all the liner
notes for every copy. Heh.
I remember the
feeling of creating a project I was proud of and
selling it to kids at school. ____ always fucked with
me and said "Man Adam, that's UN-REAL" about anything
that happened in class for the rest of senior
Kevin Grapski looking at the tape and saying:
"What the fuck dude, it looks like you're getting
ready to take it from behind here. You're gonna send
this to record labels?" - He was quite right, but
I had no intention of sending this to record
labels, I just wanted my own tape. Kevin's in a
band in Minnesota right now.
Now, ten years
these songs are finally on disc. A final thank you to
my Dad on putting these songs to rest my remastering
them one last time for the disc. We both worked are
butts off on these tracks. Unfortunately all I hear
now is a kid with a stuffed up nose pre deviated
septum surgery. The first 10 songs are before the
surgery and whew...it's quite a
But honestly this
is a red-letter day not because it was the beginning
of my musical career - it was the beginning of my
adult life. It was the first brick in what will be a
lifetime of creating and finding my way in this world.
It's that wanting to make a project and obsessing over
every detail on a shoe-string budget. From that moment
on, April 28th 1994 - I became Adam. So I have
incredibly warm memories of it all, no matter how many
sections of the disc make me cringe. Heh.
As well as what
was released in 1994, there's the college tape
"Tomorrow" on this disc as well. Basically a
reworking of the "Unreal" tape with a few new
songs. A year later I released my first CD and as I've
said, the rest is history.
So if you'd like
to hear what started it all with songs dating back to
1991, pick up a copy on Adamazon.
Can't beat $8.88. ;-) The tapes were $7 back in 1994!
Heh. Oh and check out the very special first Customer
reveiw. Nobody was more surprised than me to receive
that email. It's been 3 years since I talked to