Got a final mix done & sent in the Remora track from yesterday in for the comp. We’ll see if it makes the cut & if the comp comes out (you never know these days).
Today’s installment of Silber mini-comics is XO #4.
I meant to mention it earlier this week, but Thorn1: So Far As Fast is now available at most digital download shops (eMusic, iTunes, etc). Of course it’s half the price at better quality direct through us, but who I am to argue with the masses.
I was talking with a reviewer a bit today about things going on with digital promos for reviewers over physical ones. He was saying he doesn’t like the zip format I use & he’d prefer streaming songs because then he can listen on his phone. Which kinda messes with me. I mean, I’m aware that people don’t care as much about fidelity of music at certain points & hopefully he’s talking about doing it through headphones & not the speaker on the phone, but man. The world’s changing fast. I still listen to CDs & have never even seriously thought about making a digital library of the music I own. No wonder I don’t know how to market to modern music listeners. I’m still stuck in 1990.
Eric Shonborn reviewed the original Wolverine comic over at Nostalgia Equals Distortion.
Got a little work done towards reworking the website so the banner repairs will be easier. If I could just get myself to sit down for 8 hours straight it would be done. But it seems like that never happens.
I did a little research towards embedding some games in the blog, but I couldn’t quite find any that worked for me. I thought I found a nice little chess game, but it just shows a previously played game instead of having a game for you to play. Who wants that? But I’ve been thinking of doing something with starting to draw mazes again. Have one appear randomly in the right column every time a blog page is loaded. I guess I need to figure out how wide the column is. But I’d really thought it would be cool to have a chess game that fit right there. Who doesn’t want that? I did find an embeddable chess game, but it’s as wide as a whole screen. I might add it to the Silber start page when I rework that.
I’ve been thinking about writing to the state senate about implementing a tariff on blank media (CD-Rs, DVD-Rs, MP3 players, etc) to be used to fund a series of grants for film & music makers coming from local art councils. Because it seems like in most of the areas around here these arts are frowned on as far as getting grants & there’ve been a lot of grant slashes over the past couple of years & this would be self-sustaining. The irony is that while clearly the loss of revenue by all artists that the pennies on blank media would only issue a pittance to recoup anyway clearly doesn’t fit to go just towards NC artists. But it would help to make a state where being an artist has a greater degree of sustainability & therefore create a greater artistic community. Obviously it’s modeled after Canada. I suppose I should get off my but & do it. If an iPod cost an extra dollar, but you were told that dollar went to support local musicians & you bitch & moan about it, you have to kinda be an asshole. Because if you are buying downloads for your iPod it’s the cost of one song & if you’re filling it with free media then hey, you should have an extra dollar available after you got all that free stuff.