Sitting in front of me on my desk is a spanking new copy of The Maxtone Four‘s yet unreleased album ‘Hey Hey Do It Anyway’. How might one go about procuring such a treasure you ask. You mightn’t. Not yet. Unless your extra tough and cool like me.

The CD release party is this Friday night at Blueberry Hill and Brian (band leader) asked if I would come out and sing on one of the songs. Of course I agreed. So I went by Maxtone headquarters tonight to run through the song a couple of times. On my way out Brian hooked me up with the CD. It’s excellent. Pure Pop from when ‘Pop’ was a good thing.

Dino and I have talking for the past couple of weeks about when we are going to get started tracking his drum parts for my solo record. Needless to say I’m chomping at the bit to get him in here and get it going. I’m thinking that my shipment of recording gear will most likely be here tomorrow so I hope that will translate into us being able to start tracking drums in the next couple of weeks. I’m very anxious to get started.

For those of you who might not have heard, Dino’s wife Gina is pregnant with their second child. This is actually pretty old news but I know many of you are a little out of the Nicastro loop so I thought I’d catch you up.