Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Leave a Comment
THIS JUST IN: Today I’m releasing the final video from the Nashville Sessions series: an acoustic version of my song “This Just In”! Travel sidenote: I ‘m writing this on a Megabus from Nashville to Chicago…
I wrote this song on a cruise ship somewhere in the Baltic a few years back, when there were only 2 streaming channels available: ESPN (which was terrific) and CNN (which helped me discover the rage emotion). I was listening to the talking heads butcher potentially-valuable, vitally-important information in an effort to be entertaining and marketable, and I boiled over. I picked up my guitar and found a quiet room below deck in the front of the ship, and I emerged 5 hours later with this song. I’ve played it a lot of different ways since then with a lot of different people, and I’m happy to share this iteration with y’all.
Also, starting today I’ll be experimenting with the Mike Mentz First Class format a bit. I’m thinking of releasing things publicly for viewing and downloading, and scaling First Class back to a quarterly e-mail update (still always with something exclusive!). We all get a lot of e-mails, and between FB, Twitter, Instagram, and singing telegrams, I’ll be able to get the major releases out to you easily without bombarding your inboxes! The MMFC updates will still rock, just a little less frequently. Sign up here: Mike Mentz First Class
Cheers, and I hope you enjoy.