Received a great new package from Paul Gilbert yesterday that Elma was excited to open and subsequently arrange on her desk for this iPhone snapshot in the waning hours of daylight. Check out Paul’s prototype Home Brew Electronics UFO, teeming with harmonic overtones! I always have a blast working with Paul since it rarely feels like work, especially considering we have been doing it since 1994- but reminds me of riding bikes as a kid with the foppy bowl cutted BMX gang, doing bunny hops at the apex of grassy knolls, saying articulate things like ‘yeeeaah!’ and eating Otter Pops. The irony of course is that I was doing precisely those things in my life around the time Paul’s career was taking off into the face-melting stratosphere with Racer X. One of our BMX gang members, Jason Webber, who was also the singer of our band Fallout even looked like Paul albeit in a more bantam weight division.
Can’t wait to listen to this new album and I hope you guys do too. We saw Paul play a clinic recently in San Francisco and he played and sang songs by Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder and every other thing you wouldn’t expect with such authority, respect and mastery.
Here is a comprehensive interview about the making of the new album by Joe Bosso on Music Radar.