The Story of Loving Every Other Minute of It

Art Edwards
2 min readOct 14, 2020


The CD versions of my solo album Loving Every Other Minute of It have arrived!

This is what the box looks like.

Here’s how you open it.


Get yours now!

Limited-edition vinyl is scheduled to arrive by November 26th. Order yours now too!

After the release of my first solo album Songs from Memory, I turned 40, moved to Portland, put away my guitars, and more or less called it a day. I put a few finished songs on the back burner to focus on writing novels. I wasn’t sure how much I could expect of myself to keep dividing my attention between music and writing. At that point, I was ready to choose one or the other, and I chose.

That all changed with a trip to Arizona in February 2019 to play with my friends in Murphy’s Outlaw. I’d just finish my fourth novel, Nineteen Ways to Destroy Your Rock Band, and I was ready to get out of my head, see some family and friends, remember my musical community, and contribute to it. The Murphy’s Outlaw gig made clear that, as a musician, I still had something to offer. The novel will come out in 2021, but for now, it’s time to make music again.

At 40, I felt too old to make music, but 50 feels like just the right age.

After that Arizona gig, I immediately contacted my high school friend and cohort guitarist/producer Bret Hartley, and Bret zealously supported the idea that we make another album together. I found five songs that I’d left on the back burner way back when, wrote five more over the summer of 2019, and Bret and I got to work with drummer Kevin Leahy on a new album in October. We put the final touches on it this past summer, and I’m proud to call it finished and ready for you.

Preorder your preferred version of Loving Every Other Minute of It now. CDs will go out immediately !Vinyl is on its way.



Art Edwards

Art Edwards is a cofounder of the Refreshments. His latest solo album, Loving Every Other Minute of It, came out in 2020, his latest novel, Badge, in 2014.