We apologize for being a little remiss about keeping everyone up to date about the album’s progress. Although we’re still working on things, we took a short break from recording to experiment with a new way of rehearsing our material. In the absence of a keyboard player, we decided to try triggering our keyboard parts from computer. Although not ideal, it allows us to practice the music properly and frees up Chris to be able to play guitar solos (up until now he’s had to play the keyboard parts on guitar during rehearsal!). There were a few minor glitches (the band is waiting for a special switch to come in, so Chris had to step on a laptop keyboard with his toe – I’m sure you can imagine how things sometimes didn’t get triggered as planned), but overall this method worked great, and the band was very happy with the outcome and the new level they could take the music to. With any luck, Kevin will be recording drum tracks for Next Time Around next week. We’ll be sure to let you know how that works out.