On the Loincloth front, Tannon came down from Richmond last weekend so that we could get the ball rolling with a few different ideas. There is a certain kinship that Tannon and I share when we write music together that is always inspiring in a sort of jubilant way neither of us has experienced before. Don't get me wrong! Being excited about a new idea with other people is always the thing that makes playing worthwhile, no matter who it is. Something about the frequency with which Tannon and I find ourselves saying "Oh yeah... This one is going to be a beast!" makes it different. A lot of it has to do with the fact that he and I usually see the same kind of potential in riffs almost right away, and the speed with which we understand each other makes it really easy to rip through little tweaks. We came out of the pressure cooker experience of finishing 'Iron Balls' more attuned to one another's way of thinking, and now we have no problem getting right back to ideas when months have passed since playing together. In short, it's a blast being in Loincloth and Confessor right now and my hope of being able to feed off of each other's energy seems to be kicking up a little. Both bands are totally psyched about new music, and that is a wonderful, wonderful thing indeed.