I was going through some old recordings I did with my old band, Datura, and decided to put them online for fans to check out. It’s funny hearing them after so much time has gone by. I realize how little I really knew about music or singing when I began. What’s funny to think about is how I kept slacking off on sending a demo to Projekt back then. Veronica begged me to send Sam a CDR, thinking he’d want to release our stuff, but back then I didn’t even have a home burner, so I never got around to it. Someone from Tess was asking for a demo, too… I dunno. We were always popular when we played shows, but I guess I got so caught up in trying to make the perfect recording, doing endless song revisions and new recordings, that I never took it to the next level. It really started out as a recording project just to learn studio techniques at college, but I started getting more serious as things progressed. Eventually I suppose we just got sick of the whole gothic subculture that embraced us, and wanted to move on to other types of music. Of course, I ended up being on Projekt Records anyhow, oddly enough! If someone had told me that I’d be singing for Ryan back then, I’d never have believed it, that’s for sure. I don’t know if Projekt would have really liked the later stuff Datura did, which is some of what I put online. I don’t even want to distribute the more swirly gothic songs, like the one that was on that comp with Jarboe that C. Reider did… People said we sounded like Current 93. Anyway, for the time being at least, there’s some old stuff at www.soundclick.com/anjibee.