Pressing, Testing, Spinning
Early in the afternoon this past Tuesday, I received three test pressings of the first 45. I basically just wanted to make sure they got the sequence right, and that there weren't any errant pops or anything. I gave it a listen out loud, and then once in my headphones. I really enjoyed hearing the faint vinyl crackle between the songs, or when the songs got quiet. I can't believe this is really happening...
Today (Thursday), I'm going to the copy shop to ask a question or two about the sleeves. I want to let them do the cutting, and so I assume it'd be cheaper, then, to design the sleeves "in the corner" of a piece of paper, if you catch my drift. You know, so that two of the four sides are edges of the existing paper, leaving just two cuts for me to pay for. I'm kinda hoping it costs the same to make four cuts, as I honestly don't trust them to print and cut the thing to the perfect size with it "in the corner." But we'll see.
One of the nice things about putting out four things over the course of a year is that I get to...erm...co-brand? Cross-brand? I don't know, I'm not in marketing. But I mean that I aim to use the images from the records for posters for gigs near the release of each. For example, I've embedded a poster for my show on Saturday, March 3rd here in Chicago. If you've been following updates so far, the image should look familiar.I have no idea why I'm so drawn to this Rockwell font, but I am. I think it'll remain a theme throughout these releases, if not longer.Anyway, I should have these things in about 10 days, after which point I'll do the minor assembly required and have them off to you vinyl people. And then you can spin me 'round...
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