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Gary Alt: Thoughts...

What should I do next?

Posted on December 8, 2009 with 3 comments
With the completion and release of Beef Wellington and the Mad Cows and Not For Sale To Minors I've decided that I want to take a break from recording, at least for a while. I suppose that if ideas come into my head, I will as usual feel compelled to write them down and probably make some sort of recording, but I have no ideas for any projects for a new album. Rather, I am embarking on something far more ambitious, which I can't go into detail about, but suffice to say it's going to be a full production with orchestra and singers - a full evening's worth of entertainment.

Since music brings me more enjoyment than just about anything, and ideas are constantly popping into my head, it's pointless to deny the obvious and stop. But I think I am done making pop/folk/rock/blues CDs, at least for now. I had decided a few years back that Open Road was my last witness-oriented recording, since the number of people that would appreciate such a thing is so incredibly limited - it sort of stifles [...]
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We've gotten a lot of feedback on the title and cover art of the new CD. Mostly positive, but a few questioning it. The positive feedback was from folks who looked at the cover art and realized the tongue in cheek nature of it, and then took the time to figure out what the title meant. The dissenters seem to fall into the category of those who judge a book by its cover - which is almost always wrong.

What's your opinion? What does the title mean to you? And what does the cover art mean to you?

What does God In a Box mean to you?

Posted on December 4, 2009 with 8 comments
It's always amazing and educational to hear different people's interpretations of songs, poetry, books, art, movies and so on. We've heard a number of thoughts on what the song God In a Box means to the listener. Some are very close to the author's intention, some are pretty far afield, and some have no idea. What do you think?


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