An album of acoustic-folk inspired songs, the title "Crucible Remnants" comes from a book on mosaics, describing the bits of ceramic, tile, and glass that accumulate at the bottom of the furnace after so many pieces are fired, and can then be salvaged and used as source material for creating something new. In many ways the polar opposite of my 2009 CD of darker electronic, synthesizer-driven (and even hip-hop inspired) songs, the acoustic indie folk inspired songs of 2010's "Crucible Remnants" is a set of 14 songs where the sun seems to emerge from behind the clouds, with an emphasis on melody and harmony. Recorded on my MacBook Pro using Logic Pro Studio in my home studio (a.k.a. my bedroom) and in Rick Cuevas's home studio, the album feels intimate and imminently approachable. Lyrically, the songs of course veer toward the quirky and unusual; this is, after all, an Andrew Jackson album. But there are an equal number of emotionally direct songs that speak from the heart. This CD is dedicated to my family and friends, who have been so supportive and encouraging through the years. And to you. Thanks for listening.