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 fast before. I gave copies to three or four people I know at the station about a week ago, and that was it. I 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 to chart in that realm.
I think it’s safe to say I’ve never been on two different charts simultaneously, let alone occupying the top two spots on both of them. It’s madness, I tell’s ya.
Huge thanks to everyone at CJAM who’s been playing my stuff. I didn’t see that coming 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 three-CD set and figuring out how to package such a thing.