I guess I just gotta be honest and say that I simply didn't want to do it before. I was busy living my life separate from being in The Suburbs. But after my wife Eleanor died, I suddenly wanted to make a new rock record. Go figure... Well truthfully I'd been thinking about it for awhile, but now I really wanted to do it. You collect a lot of songs in 20 years, and while this by no means is the culmination of every song Beej or I wrote in that period (as a matter of fact some of the songs on this new CD were written in a single moment of passion while we were working on it, as it should be) I think it benefits from a nice long gestation period in general.