With the presumed disbanding of The Desolation of Smaug following the departure of our recorder player/back-up myth weaver, it's time for me to start a solo career. I'm thinking of dropping the symphonic metal approach entirely and going punk. Thus I unveil my new band:
Obviously, this tactic has many advantages. I don't even need to re-learn the five chords I once knew how to play; tuning my guitar is option (if not frowned on), and best of all I can record my entire debut album in the space of forty-five minutes with a mouth full of jelly beans and there'll still be some people stupid enough to buy it.
I think I'll put it together later tonight, actually. Keep your eyes open for "I Flipped Your Bird The Bird" - available at specialist retailers from late Spring!