cds are currently being assembled. by me. because i am the man of our times. only not. i think i’m up to about 75 right now. that’s a pretty good start. i caught an unexpected error in the bookets, so those had to be sent to correction purgatory, but they should be back and error-free by tomorrow afternoon. so that means tomorrow is “official cd release day”, when little boxes of cds materialize at phog and dr. disc, and about fifty of them go out in the mail to different people, in different places. i better start writing some letters to go with them…
it’s kind of neat having a proper booklet to accompany one of my cds for once—not like the novel that came with OUT-TAKES, MISFITS & OTHER THINGS, but a booklet with lyrics and pictures. i don’t know if i’ll end up doing it again for future cds (printing the lyrics for all to see feels a little odd, for one thing), but it was fun to try this time, just to see what it would be like.
most of the new album was recorded before i got that a-designs hammer eq, but i can definitely hear a difference in the drum tracks recorded before and after i got it. it’s subtly serious. or seriously subtle. that thing is smooooooth. needless to say, i’m never using digital eq on a ribbon microphone again, or much of anything else for that matter.
more exciting news coming soon. because i’m just an exciting guy. i should rename this blog “johnny’s big shiny exciting stuff happen place!” i think that would totally expand my readership. and what’s a ship if the occupants are illiterate anyway?