It Is Finished
So... I've been talking about this thing long enough. And now. Now that it's done. Now that it's done, you don't have to hear me talk about it anymore. Like that will happen.
No. I do pledge. I do pledge to give it one last, good whorin', then shut up about it, mostly. So here goes.
Half Pint Released!
So. Yep. There ya go. But wait. Sorry. God I'm sorry. I'm so, so very sorry...
by Banshee Records
April 1, 2003
Banshee Records is proud to release acoustic guitarist Mike Golay's debut recording "Half Pint." The record includes 12 tracks and features nine original compositions by the Washington, DC-based Golay, who produced and engineered his first effort for this tiny, unknown label that he also happened to found for the express purpose of putting the thing out. Let none of this stop you. Pick up Half Pint today!
In addition to buying Mike Golay's music direct from Banshee Werks, you can get an express connection at the following quality, secure Web merchants and retail outlets:
»Banshee Werks Direct
»Bull Moose Music
»Miki Gakki, Japan
In addition to CDs, a variety of stylish togs and printed materials, along with drinky things and sticky dealies, are available in our web store.
Okay. I think I'm done.
No. Wait. Very sorry.
Get Dressed Up!
A variety of stylish togs and printed materials, along with drinky things and sticky dealies, are available in our newly-opened web store.
That's it. For real. Promise.
I've had a great last several days. I saw Pierre Bensusan with my buddy Other Mike last Wednesday at Jammin' Java. Pierre is a Big Deal. He's one of the most important and influential acoustic guitarists of the last... very long while. He inspires me to no end. He's also a very funny, super nice guy.
Last Friday I got to see my good friends Al Petteway and Amy White perform at the same venue. It had been too long since I've had a chance to chat with them, and to hear their wonderful music. About four tunes into the set, Al gave me a shout-out and plugged my album. I just about cried. It's about the nicest thing anyone has done for me and my music. Thanks Al. He and Amy did "Pickin' Flowers" as a dedication, and it was just so freakin' cool. I love those guys.
During intermission at the show above I was getting some coffee and I was approached by a rather large man who wanted to know if I was "Mike Golay." I sheepishly confirmed that I was.
Jim Tozier is the name, and he is an incredible talent. Another former student of Al's (who also got a shout-out and a tune), Jim just released his debut Castlerea. I can't say enough good things about this guy's music. You should definitely check it out. Jim and I have been talking over the last few days about getting together and maybe playing some gigs. Nothing would be cooler. This is a guy you will hear about if you haven't already.
On Saturday I spent the morning at David Berkowitz' shop in D.C. David did a superb setup on my Taylor 612ce custom, which I was there to pick up, and he tweaked around on my 512 a little too. I knew what was next... He had a few of his handmade guitars out for me to play. And I did. And they're wonderful. We're in the process of designing a guitar for moi, and I'm incredibly psyched. It will be cedar top/mahogany back, sides and neck, 25.7" scale, 1 7/8" nut, around a grand auditorium size, a little deeper, with a bi-directional body taper, which, even if you don't know what it is, sounds freakin' cool. David has agreed to do a custom cutaway shape for me, which moreover aims to duplicate the cutaway shape on Al's Sifel Petteway Cutaway, which will be mated with his J6 design. It's gonna be cool. If you're in the D.C. area and you require the aid of a skilled and talented luthier, look no further.
Well, I've gone on. I should wrap this up.
Thank you to all of my friends, loved ones, silent patrons and passersby who have shown interest and given support to me over the last several months. I hope you like the record as much as I enjoyed making it for you. I look forward to doing another one soon.
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