Sometime between releasing two albums, running around organising CDs and preparing to move house for the second time in three months, I kicked this website into working order. It’s about time I do something with it.
I’m not done with updating all of the pages yet. For example, I’d like to go through and write nice descriptions out for each album in my discography and probably on shop product pages too. On the other hand, I’d like to start posting as soon as possible and as those aren’t critically important (and also I’m not going to get embarrassed like “oh my GOD how could I forget to include a detailed description of the taste of the tea I drank while writing Interplanetary, now everyone’s going to think I’m a moron”) I can just work on them whenever I have the time. Good? Good.
Regarding the topic of me having a life outside of music (wait what when??) I spent today painting with my Mum. My sister, my mother and I are soon moving into our new family home so we’re rushing to get the paint in the bedrooms finished before the new flooring goes down. All three of us are going with a greyish colour scheme. Me and Bec (my sister) are going with colours called Ravenswood and Silver Sheen. Mum (my mother) has more greenish colours called Contempo Grey and Grey Way with the latter also going in the lounge. It’s pretty exciting. By ‘pretty’ I mean ‘hella’, in case there was any confusion.
Once the move happens my internet’s going to be patchy again, but for Wait For Internet Two: Electric Boogaloo I’m better prepared and have a decent mobile data plan that should see me through uploading music and videos for as long as I need to use it. Don’t expect anything major in terms of new content in the next few weeks – the biggest thing that should happen by the end of March/early April will be getting those physical CDs in order.
The company I’m using to get those CDs done was going to be unable to process the metadata if I sent them the files online, so I either have to snail mail them a master CD or drop it off in person. Given the trek from my country town on the outskirts of Melbourne to the inner city suburb in which their shop is located (btw Google Maps is known to be optimistic re: travel times), I need a whole day free. Melbourne’s big. Then another to pick them up like 48 hours later. As I seem to recall mentioning somewhere, I’m painting and moving and such. I’m gunning for getting the CDs under control next week.
So, what are these CDs going to be like? They’ll be two-disc sets of Light Shows and Shadow Puppets. I thought long and hard about whether I should order separate packaging for those two albums or bundle them into the one product. In the end I feel like it’s better for all involved to go with the double album at this point in time. (cheaper for me means cheaper for you!). As of writing this, not a single person has bought Light Shows or Shadow Puppets standalone on Bandcamp – everyone’s already opted for the double album. Hopefully this pleases everyone!
Still working out the finer details of shipping but given how teeny tiny and light CDs are I don’t think it should be as huge a pain in the bum as shipping other products to/from Australia can be. Fingers crossed on that one.
Let me know if you run into any bugs with this site. I’m going to go remove the ‘teeeest’ widget in the sidebar and takes its wonderful key-mashing text with it before I forget. Adios.