Focus?! Boaf us? huh?
If the title of this blog doesn’t make any sense to you…well, it doesn’t to me either. I just remember that it’s the punch line to a joke about two girls and that I really couldn’t tell you much more than that. But the key word here is “focus” and to keep our dream alive of putting together a totally focused Summer/Pop/ Rock (with the emphasis on the ROCK!) sing-a-long classic we’ve come to the conclusion that SOME of our efforts may misdirect the entire record somewhat and need to be set aside for later use. Yes, I’m talking about cutting. All the big talk about songs like “(While I was) Hittin’ It”, “He’s your Girlfriend”, “As If…”, “Miracle of the Sun” and yes even the song Jack sings “Didn’t Feel as Bad” may hit the floor. I think we’ve realized in order to form a more perfect record (sounds familiar), we should collect the most summer-y, pop-y and rock-iest 12 songs and concentrate on them just so there’s a CHANCE we might get it out by Aug. (at the earliest) and more realistically September. The good thing is that as we have in the past The OakTeam could have a limited release of these other songs later, much like we did with the first OakTeam record and “You Can’t Bite Me with a Monkey in Your Mouth”. That one was big fun to ride around with as it had alternate mixes, solo-ed tracks of ignunce along with other full songs that didn’t make it, including a rollicking “Crazy like a Fox” and the beautiful “Count on It”. We could do the same with this record. So anyway, we’ll make the record better by doing this and it promises to be just what you’re in the mood for when you wanna sing along to loud Pop songs with the convertible top down!