Got a bunch of orders filled today, more to do tomorrow.
Still trying to get everything ready for the next promo batch. It always takes longer than I anticipate.
I found out today that the post office got some new customs forms that make international orders take me twice as long to get ready. This sucks when I have to send out thirty international promos.
I tried to write a song for Remora’s americana album (tentatively titled “Downlander”). I might post a video of it. The song is called “Let’s Fall in Love” & is strangely apathetic. It feels like a B-side (okay, D-side) from the Swans’ Burning World album or maybe z-grade Leonard Cohen. Which is pretty much always the case when I play acoustic guitar.
I got an email from Dave Sim saying he wasn’t sure if he’d have time in his schedule to draw Ultimate Lost Kisses #11. So I’m debating who else I could work with. We’ll see if anyone else is wanting to do it or if it will go back to stick figures. It’s gotten a pretty mixed review that some people miss the stick figures & other people are happy to see Dave Sim doing a new narrative comic. So I’m trying to come up with people who might fit the bill in the same way. Or maybe I should just go totally nuts & ask Steve Ditko to do it.
I posted a link in my status about how Spotify ended up paying $133 dollars for a million plays. Some guy commented on it that who cares, he was proud to pirate music. Wow, that is lame. Back when I used to copy tapes in high school I felt kinda bad about it. I’ve never gotten into downloading (but if anyone has live recordings of Willie Nelson where it’s just him & his guitar from the Great Divide tour, I’d be interested in hearing that), but isn’t it supposed to be something you’re embarrassed by & ashamed of? I guess people take pride in a lot of weird stuff these days. But when I hear it I wonder if people realize they are going to extinguish the artist class. Because while money may not be necessary to create good music, it is necessary to get it heard.