Friday, April 22, 2011

Business Consultation

I work in a grocery store and have to make monetary judgments on what things to carry.
Therefore I was honored today when I went into my neighborhood convenience store (Latham Quick Mart, the best in Greensboro) after work and the owner came right up to me to get my opinion, as a loyal Schlitz customer (the woman who works at night has referred to me as "Schlitz Man").
It seems Schlitz is switching over from cans to bottles, but it's going to be more expensive. He seemed to basically wonder if he should continue to carry it.
I was initally bummed because I wouldn't be able to take Schlitz tubing anymore, but I would, after all this time, be curious about what Schlitz will be like in a bottle, and at least now my local convenience store knows that I will continue to purchase Schlitz no matter what.
I appreciate their keeping me in mind, seeing all the money I've spent on Schlitz in the six years I've lived in this neighborhood and the stark realization of the power of my fondness for the best of cheep beers.
Ironically, there is a reference to a Schlitz can in a song on the upcoming album. I hope is a marginally fitting tribute to a bygone era. I love cheep beer in cans...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More On Upcoming Shit

So, track 4 on my 4 track decided to stop working, thankfully after finishing a recording. Hopefully the head cleaner I ordered will do the trick. If not arrangements have been made to borrow another one.
So this is putting a delay on the "release" of the "what-have-you" style "album," "Still Waters" (where else can I put "" here?). The current plan, which is always subject to change (everything is experimental here) is to make a very limited number of CDs (sorry audiophiles, if you prefer vinyl, as I do too, but I would be more than happy for you to pay to put it out, or just take the music as it is, regardless of format). somewhere between 15-25 copies, and once those are gone, I'll post it here. Believe me, it takes some time for me to move that many copies, even giving them away.

If you're one of those people who likes to support musicians with few dollars, "Still Waters" (once done), "Bez Konca," and anything else here (may have to find masters for artwork first), will be available for $5 each, including shipping in the U.S. (can work out a deal if you want multiple CDs). Just leave your e-mail address in the comments (I can remove it later) and we can go from there (and figure out international shipping, if necessary). I know this is a long shot, considering the entire discography is posted for free right here...

Also, Dan from Neon Sea/Slaughter High asked me to do another split. Let's see how long I keep him waiting this time...