Yeah, I’m considering it. I’m considering it. We’ll have to see how long the paperwork takes. Because it’s nasty when you start dealing with all of the legal and all of the horses**t that goes with that. But we’ll see. I want to. I have a couple of extra tracks that weren’t on the original record that I might want to put out on Everso. Of course, that would be on Everso Universal. We’d have to see how the paperwork goes. You know what? I’m kinda like this. If it gets too hairy in paperwork and starts feeling like a record label again, forget it. I probably won’t do it. Sort of my thoughts.
There are two tracks that Josh is particularly fond of: “Why Can’t You Be” and “Lookin’ Up.” In fact, he has actually written articles on both of those songs. Looking back, what do those particular songs mean to you?
Well, those were the beginning of my songwriting career, for real. I mean, I had dabbled in writing before I left Nashville with collaborators and it was okay; but when Bill Bottrell and I wrote this song it was a turning point for me as a writer. And I think they’re strong, strong songs and they stand up. And they came from a place of desolate inspiration, sadness; just a whole lot of scary, lonely places. The record, like I say, I like the record. It’s a great record. It got me on the map. But it’s not something I can really sit around and enjoy listening to. It’s a painful, painful reminder of a time that was hard on a lot folks. I’m just being honest, because he wants to know. But that’s what it is.
Looking towards the future, what do you consider to be your short-term plans and your long-term plans, especially when you take the label into consideration?
Well, I plan to go on the road all year. In and out, go out for five and six, come back in, and keep going and touring. I’ve got so many plans I can’t even tell you. My people keep telling me: “You’re going to have to just slow down.” But I finally had to tell them: “I finally have this thing and I can make the decisions and do what I want.” So I want to put out a lot of records and just have a fun time with it.