In 2001, some musicians in Seattle started a musical game using my name. “Harry Candy” is a game or process of writing and recording one song or piece of music in an evening or 24 hours. The only other rule is that there must be more than one person involved, collaboration being a key element.
On November 17, 2007, 35 people met up in the morning at Dearborn on Woodland, Seattle, and split up into 11 randomly selected bands to participate in the largest round yet, and to create the first Harry Candy album. The only rule in the selection was that no one who was already in a band together could end up working together.
Over the next 24 hours, each band wrote and recorded a song and came up with a band name, and the results will be Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly Vol. 11, which will be released very soon. A week later, some adventurous souls in New York took up the challenge and produced track 12, which was deemed by all concerned to be a fine bonus addition.
Frankly, I don’t quite understand all of this, but I’m honored to have been the namesake for such a bizarre undertaking. I do hope you enjoy it.