the cds at dr. disc seem to be going faster than ever before…i’ve gone through at least 250 copies of the new cd now, and it’s still going. usually, by this point things will slow down and i’ll start to see a drop-off in movement, which slows to a crawl soon after, since most of the people around here who want the cd seem to have it. not so this time; i just refilled the box of cds not much more than a week ago (the ominous black box of johnny west cds that has found a home on the counter holds almost 30 cds), and it was pretty much empty again already when i was at the disc yesterday. instead of just filling it up with copies of the newest cd again, i thought i’d put copies of all five of the most recent cds in there. so that’s what i did. we’ll see how long those last. i just had to order some more cds again, because stock is starting to get low for some things.
i know i’ve made a few offhand comments about re-releasing old cds over the past little while, but i am now seriously toying with the idea of reissuing quite a bit of old stuff from the back catalogue, and not just so people will believe me when i say, “i’ve recorded 63 albums over the past eleven years! goat cheese!” it might be an idea to take some of the best albums from the papa ghostface/guys with dicks days (along with some older solo work and a few other things), and attempt to assemble some sort of box set. right now my shortlist has 25 albums on it. and that’s covering only 1999-2002, and after cutting several things out. putting together album art/packaging for all of that would be a nightmare (not to mention expensive), but i’m not sure how much more i could shave it down. maybe i’ll start slow, figuring out the packaging one album at a time, and see how it goes…
also, i realize that i missed my chance to post something completely ridiculous here for april fools day. this saddens me more than you know. i was going to just recycle what i said on facebook, which was something like this: “i have decided that, from now on, i will charge money for my cds, and i will only release an album once every two years or so. each album will only have about 10 songs on it, and all of them will sound more or less exactly the same. i will play live gigs on a weekly basis. i will stop being so weird and self-indulgent, and concentrate all of my energy toward prostituting what remains of my soul in an effort to experience the wonderful emptiness of fame and fortune.”
of course, it was obvious right away that this was an april fools day joke. i thought it was amusing, anyway. i ended up forgetting about it, and the next thing i knew it was april 2nd. at least you know the thought was there.