"DUST" music used for an Un-Cruise video!
I've been a bit silent about the Steam & Smoke CD project but, at last, have some news worth sharing. Just this morning I received news that the... Read more
Hitting the airwaves!
Hey Kickstarters! I just found out that a cut from "Steam & Smoke" will be aired on KBOO live tomorrow. Tune in to 90.5FM in the Portland area to hear... Read more
3 days, 3 shows, 1600 miles, and record heat...
Friday I played a great house concert in Pismo Beach. Yesterday, I played at Laetitia Winery in Arroyo Grande. Today, I drive from the relatively pleasant 70-80 degree central coast... Read more
Most will be mailed today! Still waiting on t-shirts and finishing up the song books. Should be this week or the first of next week. I'll keep you posted.
The ending of the end...
Lookie what just arrived! Seven boxes with a total of 1000 CDs were delivered to our porch yesterday. I got home from work about 11pm, opened a box, and just... Read more
CD Release Party
This is a quick one: put Saturday November 3rd on your calendar. Looks like that's the CD release party date for Portland. More info as it becomes available.
What's happening now...?
There's very little to report about our little project. The CD files and artwork are all at the manufacturers, the proofs have been approved, and we are in the waiting... Read more
Guess it's over...
...but the trill has not begun!
As I am typing this I am also uploading the DDP file set that is "Steam and Smoke." We got the sequence done in... Read more
So, when I started the Kickstarter project I set a fulfillment date of September 2012. The good news is I'm going to be able to deliver well ahead of that... Read more
Done and ...
... yes, dusted!
Yesterday marked a significant milestone. We finished all of the recording. Everything. It's over. Sigh.
Super thanks go out to everyone who participated in the actual recording... Read more
Studio day ... 4? 5?
Nah, I haven't really lost track. It's day 4. I think.
Today we do some "sweetening" of the tracks. A little high temperature mojo from some killer musicians. Today's the... Read more
A full schedule ...
I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend and is back at the grindstone. I spend three days on the ship and mixed in a little bar-b-que and house... Read more
Remember what I said about the little grains of sand?
Here's a sneak preview of a couple tracks. These are just teasers. There's a lot to be done yet. There's only a rough mix so some things are louder or... Read more
Draft CD Cover Art
Steve Johansen (www.steves-art.com) has been working on several drafts of the CD artwork. For Backer's only, here's the current concept sketch. Steve is a hugely talented artist who is going... Read more
Over worked, over budget, and over the moon...
A grain of sand is just an irritant. It gets on your skin or in your eye and causes you distress. But a few million grains of sand make a... Read more
Wow...what a weekend. This is a long update but I've got a lot of great news to share! I'd hoped to post this update yesterday but it was a very... Read more
3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
Just a quick note to let you know that the day has arrived! Tomorrow and Sunday we'll be in the studio. By "we" I mean me and ...
Now, that... Read more
Did you even know that I blogged? Check out the latest blog entry here: http://lymanlouis.com/home/?p=331.
I'll keep updating the Kickstarter Backer's first on everything, usually on Saturdays. This Saturday I'll be... Read more
A special update...
The very first studio session, and what will no doubt be the shortest, was this morning and consisted of three very precious young ladies. Thanks to Sidney Sullivan, Emmaleigh Carver,... Read more
The current song list
This weekly update is going to go out a bit early. Busy weekend ahead and I want to make sure you know what's going on with our little project. First,... Read more
a few notes on the recording process...
I have a lot to share on this one; I want you to know that the process is moving forward, sometimes at a lightning pace. Timmer and... Read more
Next steps, project schedule
You did it! Thanks so much for your support. I wanted to take a moment to let you know what the project schedule is looking like. Things could change as... Read more
Over the hump! But, don't stop now!
So you did it! We just went over the top of our funding goal and the project is 100% funded. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!
But, don't... Read more
The countdown begins...
It's the beginning of the end. Will we make it? It might be up to you!
While a bit angst inducing, the Kickstarter process has been an amazing experience. I've... Read more
Songs that are in…
The list of songs is getting narrowed down. Feel free to post your opinions and suggestions. This is the current "in" list: Dust; Spark; Let The World Wait; She Changes... Read more
Due to popular demand I've increased the number of T-shirts available. They will still be limited to Backers only. I will only order enough to cover the demand during the... Read more
New song: Spark
This is for backers only. I wanted to share with you another new song that's in running for the CD project. Again, this is only a demo. I record these... Read more
CA Shows and a new reward
I wanted to let everyone know that I've added a reward at the $25 level: I will learn and record a song of your choosing, record a video of me... Read more
Demo: Let The World Wait
I'm posting some demos for backers only to review. Feel free to listen as many times as you like, but this is for backers only.
Let The World Wait is... Read more
A little something...
for Kathy Ryan, my first supporter. In addition to the Rewards listed, Kathy will be receiving 2 free tickets to a Lighthouse House Concert of her choice in 2012 or... Read more