I got in the art from Kimberlee Traub for the Bottle Comics & Jason Young wrote me saying he’s finishing up the inking & will have a video for it up in a day or two. I also went for a walk today looking for bottles in the woods where some of the homeless folks hang out & found a few that fit my requirements. Because I realized that some of the people who are getting display bottles might prefer one with a little character to it. So then I walked over to the woods I used to drink in while I was in middle school, but there were only beer cans & no bottles. It’s funny how I can’t really seem to remember people drinking beers out of bottles instead of cans until I was about 25. I think that’s about the time that I realized I should drink beer instead of liquor if I was going to survive & started drinking more or less exclusively heavy beers.
I don’t think I announced it before, but I’m taking a two week trip with my sister at the end of August to Colorado, New Mexico, & Utah. I’m kinda scared about it as the last time I spent significant time with my sister was when she was sick in 2000 & I had to physically pick her up & carry her to the hospital. Prior to that we didn’t spend much time together since I started going to elementary school. I might play an acoustic show in Denver or Taos while I’m out. We’ll see what happens.
I was talking to a friend of mine that runs a significantly more successful label than mine about how it seems tough to get any press interest these days & he said he doesn’t bother to send out more than ten promos of a record these days because there’s no point. Holy crap. It’s nice to have somebody being willing to be honest about the state of the industry, I just wish they had something better to say.
So I spent a few hours yesterday re-working the about page for QRD. It’s crazy to think how QRD is well on the verge of going on half of my life & my entire adult life. I think I might add some more content that never got up on the internet from the first 20 issues at some point. We’ll see. I’m also running into some minor problems with running a semi-major edit to every content page on the QRD site. We’ll see what happens about that.
Last Night’s Dream:
I’m staying at a high rise hotel at the beach & the wind is gusting hard enough that I need to hold on to the railing of the balcony to not be blown off. One of the planes that pulls the advertiser banners behind it is flying against the wind & essentially only staying steady. The banner snaps off the plane & flies up against the side of the building. I let go of the railing & grab on to a piece of the banner & then I’m pulled off the balcony with it when the wind shifts. I wrap my arms tightly in it to hold on & the wind blows me against another building & I try to get loose to stay on this strangers balcony, but my right arm is stuck in the banner & I’m yanked away from land & towards the sea.