I’ve gone to the Wayback Machine and retrieved an old post I made back in 2000 about an old classic – Grabbag. The post comes from the old 3d Realms Ultimate Bulletin Board, and it’s very in-depth about the song and the circumstances that led to its creation. The only thing it lacks is a musical analysis, but if things keep going the way they are on the Lee Jackson Audio Community Discussion Group on Facebook, you may find that coming up this weekend.
This is the big one! My new album, Derivations, is available for pre-order on Amazon! Just like on iTunes and Apple Music, if you order now, you’ll get early access to track one of the album, “CyberFlight.” Now’s your chance – click here to pre-order Derivations on Amazon!
In other news, the pre-order sale of Derivations on iTunes and Apple Music is still going strong. Grab your copy now if you’re on the Apple platform.
Also, if you’d like to listen to excerpts from Derivations before you buy, you can always visit my Hearnow page. There, you’ll find 30-second excerpts of all eleven tracks, plus links to my social media sites and links to where you can buy the album.
UPDATE: Still no news as to whether CD Baby’s distribution warehouse in Portland, Oregon will be open in time for the release date of Derivations. As a result, I would not count on being able to purchase a physical CD from Amazon when June 5th rolls around. However, I will be announcing the details of a special eBay sale of ten signed and numbered CDs shortly after the release date, so please stay tuned for that.
It’s official: you can now pre-order my new album, Derivations, on iTunes and Apple Music! The sale began on Friday worldwide. I wish I had some way of keeping track of the statistics, but my distributor, CD Baby, won’t have any stats for another week. In any case, if you purchase a copy of the album before the June 5th release date, you’ll get early access to the lead track, “CyberFlight.” Please pick up a copy today!
Also new this week is my Hearnow page for Derivations. Many of you may remember my Hearnow page for my Calibrations album. This is pretty much the same. Go to my Derivations Hearnow page and you’ll find 30-second-long previews of all eleven tracks off of the album, plus links to the stores where they can be purchased (only iTunes and Apple Music for now, but that will update as new sites become available) and to my social media pages.
UPDATE: Still no news on whether or not CD Baby’s distribution warehouse is going to reopen by June 5th. They’re located in Oregon – Portland, specifically, one of the more paranoid areas when it comes to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. In other words, it doesn’t look good. For now, your best bet if you want a high-quality audio release of Derivations would be to follow me on Bandcamp. I’ll send out notifications to all followers when the album comes out. All but tracks 2 and 11 (which were originally recorded at 44KHz/16-bit) will be released at 96KHz/24-bit resolution. Not a bad reason to pick them up!
The CDs are here! They arrived Thursday afternoon. I’ve already quality checked one, including playing it, and it was perfect!
The next step is to get a supply sent to CD Baby for distribution. As of this date, CD Baby’s warehouse is still closed, so it is uncertain whether or not CD sales on Amazon will be available on the drop date of June 5th. MP3 sales will be available, of course, both on Amazon and on Bandcamp.
“Why can’t you ship the CDs now that you have them?” is the question I’m hearing from the third row. Aside from my disabilities, I’m just not set up to handle large scale sales and shipping from my home. I will be running a very small scale exclusive sale on eBay as the drop date nears, however. I’ll offer 10 signed and numbered CDs, just like I did with my Calibrations release. (I may also offer special commissioned signed sales as well. Talk to me about pricing.)
I appreciate your patience while this COVID-19 mess is sorted out. Until then, please keep your fingers crossed and count the days until June 5th!