So I’m starting to get a little more excited about the upcoming Silber 15 Anniversary show. I’m thinking about buying a home brewing beer kit so I can afford to give the bands their drinks easier. I also looked into the bottle opener keychains again, but they end up costing about $0.85 with the setup fee to get the logo on the kind I like & the minimum order is 300! $250 sounds like a lot these days.
I ended up ordering a power cable for my keyboard (from yesterday’s post) from Music 123. I got an email two hours later saying it had already shipped! I’ve only ordered from the place once or twice before, but I feel like I should check them out more often. Maybe you should too?
How do I know the Sarah June free release is a hit? I don’t care how many downloads it gets, somebody donated money after downloading it!
I talked to Nick Marino today a bit about downloadable comics & web-comics & such. Still a bit of a mystery who reads them & what format & how to “monetize” of course. But we’ll see what happens. He was talking about download cards & my theory with download cards (for both music & comics) is that people either want a physical collectible object or just a download & so the download cards really don’t work that well. What I do think could work well for comics as a digital sale is CDs of comics that are now in the public domain. I’ve bought a few of these because they are cool & cheap. 50 golden age comics on disc for $4 (currently the price of most single issue mainstream comics).
In a similar vein Nathan Amundson (Rivulets) is doing a special tour only disc that collects demos of songs that aren’t going to be on the next album. I think it’s a good way to go. I think another good way to go is people doing more documentary stuff in the studio (I know I feel like I should’ve done that & maybe I would’ve if I was a little more tech savvy) & having that available as a tour only thing because it seems impossible to distribute video stuff.
I sent out my questions for the comic book issue of QRD. We’ll see how many responses I get. I think it went out to about 120 people.
I also started sending out the Silber newsletter today. Went out to the first 1000 (email limits) & I’ll get the rest out in the next few days along with the ones to the press folks about the Clang Quartet & Sarah June EPs.
Last Night’s Dream:
I’m working at the mall (or maybe living there, it seems to vary by portion of the dream) & I’m with Brian McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise) trying to find some girl’s lost dog. I think I’ve found it when I find a greyhound & Brian tells me that looks nothing like the dog we’re looking for, that we’re looking for a white Bolognese & I say, “They all look the same to me.”