Today Apple announced that U2’s new album will be downloadable for free. They called it “a big moment music history”.
In 1994, A Western Front’s Full Blown Dave became the first downloadable album in history. It was also FREE.
Today we are announcing that it is still FREE and will always be FREE! This may have been a small moment in music history but it was a giant moment for Internet history.
It’s been a little while since my last post. Honestly I don’t know if anyone sees this. But I feel I should at least say that I am planning on what to do next. Obviously the big thing would be to release The Sweet Life album. There will be only 500 available. They are special. The quality is high. I’m very happy with how it turned out. It will also be available on Bandcamp.
I want to make a new podcast episode. I am working on a Supertronic only episode, but that might take a while. I’m remixing/recreating the song “If 9 were 6”; updating it really. For those of you that don’t know, Supertronic was an experimental electro-acoustic collective that created some noise in the mid-ninties. They performed at an Apple WWDC rave, some Burning Man events, and two of the first Internet broadcasted concerts. Then that was it.
I’m also going to master Bab’s album Pourqoi, Liquoi, Sisz Boom Ba! at Sterling Sound in NYC. Then I’ll work on creating the packaging and vinyl pressing. After that I’m looking at creating and releasing singles from Bab’s mighty catalog. I think it would be interesting to try to make as many singles/7 inches as possible. My thinking is that the more that’s released, the better.
There’s more that’s coming up, but this is enough for now. The bottom line is that it’s about time to get this stuff really out there. The whole point of this is to get people to hear the music.
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I had chemo today. When I get chemo, I can’t sleep. My whole body feels electrocuted. Static. Prickly. It doesn’t make for a comfortable sleep. So instead of sleeping I made this episode. I think it’s a reflection of my state of mind right now. So you’re just going to have to deal with that. It’s no longer in my hands; it’s in your ears.
A big shipment of boxes arrived last week filled with The Sweet Life vinyl. 180 grams of gold times 500. Mexico City Heart. Many of you have asked me how you can buy a copy. The answer will come soon. I’m not trying to be coy, I’m just working out the details and I want to make sure I have it right before I announce the announcement. I’m pretty excited about it. But it will be a lot of work. The chemo flattens me out for a week at a time, so I need to figure out a way to make it happen while working my real job as well as recovering. Then do all of that before the next chemo hit comes in three weeks. What else is there?
Again, I’m not going to list the songs. You can guess on your own. The last song, however is the first song on the second side of Mexico City Heart… God Big As Love. I’ll leave it at that.
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