After a few years of being out of touch, my friend Phil M. and I recontacted each other a few months ago, and I discovered that he’d been very busy in the intervening years, turning himself into a rock star, and putting his band Stardust for Jennifer on the map globally (an impressive number of albums sold, somewhere north of 1 million, I understand!) I’ve loved his music for years, and own all the albums (some of whose covers are shown above), and was so happy to hear that he was making his wonderful, ambient/electronic sound available to the world, and that the world was taking notice!
And then, to my complete surprise, he asked me to join the band! And of course, I said yes. I think, actually, he had gotten about as far as “Steve, I was wondering…” when I said “Yes, of course!!!” 🙂 So, I’m now officially a member of Stardust for Jennifer, and have been working with Phil and the other band members (whom I hope to actually meet in person soon, as they’re scattered around between Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie) on the new album, which apparently I’m not supposed to talk about, so I won’t, except to say that it’s so fucking amazing it’s going to make people’s brains melt in their heads. …and it’s called “Ghost”.
I may have said too much. But I’m really super excited about the prospect of making music with such an incredibly creative and talented band. They feel a bit like family and I haven’t even met them yet! Look for the new album sometime soon!