2019 has been a year when I have really returned to songs and songwriting, probably my first important creative outlet. I think I wrote down my first songs when I was in 3rd or 4th grade — part of a planned musical exploring the “offstage” antics of two weasels, minor characters in The Wind in the Willows. I don’t think I realized how much I missed it until I got back to it.
I remember the sting of being called “tinklebell” or “tinkerbell” in about second grade. Years later, someone I did graduate school with told me how charmed everyone was
when the list of incoming students was circulated, remarking that I had “such a musical name.”
The “band” responsible for the return of my songs is nascent, but for now it seems to be called adam\tinkle/bells. There is an album in the works.
Recent activities with this project: shows at Superior Merchandise, Yesfolk’s Perpetual Adoration series, and a split LP released with Midnight Gallery.