how the hell did that happen? i mean, i’ve had a few cds of mine make it onto the CJAM charts before, which is always surreal to see, but i don’t think it’s ever happened this insanely quickly; i gave copies to three or four people i know at the station about a week ago and didn’t expect anyone would want to give the thing much airplay. i also never thought i would do something that could fit into the folk/roots/blues category or be eligible for charting in that realm. i think it’s safe to say i’ve never been on two different charts simultaneously, let alone in the top range of both. it’s madness, i tell’s ya.
huge thanks to everyone at CJAM who’s been playing my stuff…i wasn’t expecting that at all. i was thinking about sending a copy of the new cd to definitely not the opera (the cbc radio show) just for fun, so maybe this is a sign that i should spam a few random radio stations with my noise, complete with typewritten plays about mafia organizations within the insect kingdom. i figure my chances of getting someone to listen to a cd this way are at least 800% better than they would be if i were still wasting my time and resources sending cds to record labels.
also, i think i’m going to buckle down and try to figure out a way to put that bloated misfits collection together so it makes some amount of sense instead of putting it off indefinitely, if only so i can keep it roughly where it is in the discography sidebar, because i think it looks nice there. there are three or four songs i still need to finish/mix, and then i get to have endless amounts of fun trying to sequence a 3-cd set and figuring out how to package such a thing.