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Monty Harper renders current scientific research musically meaningful on his next CD for kids age 8-12. Please help him connect kids with science!
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Almost There!!

I just thought I'd post an update since I haven't done one in a while.

We finished up the mixing with a marathon session that went until 3:30 AM!

Over the past week we did a lot of listening in order to sequence the songs, I did a few edits to the mixes, and we got the artwork underway. We are excited! Lisa has actually been listening to the CD just for fun. I'm starting to let go of it too and just listen without a thought to improvement. We can't wait to hear your reactions!

The mixes are now at the mastering studio, where they will be polished up with a nice commercial sheen. (This involves making the volume even from song to song and getting the frequencies all nicely balanced - that sort of thing.)

I'm posting this from a hotel in Louisville, KY, where I just performed the science songs in a planetarium! That was cool - we did "Grain of Sand" in the dark, and everyone flashed their cell phones to represent radiation, and I sang "Stargazer" under a beautiful nighttime sky full of stars.

We head for Washington, D.C. tomorrow, and for the next two days I'll be performing on the National Mall as part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival!!

When we return from this trip, the Mastering and artwork for the CD will need to be approved. Once that happens, the digital copies can be delivered, and then we can move on to manufacturing. Physical copies should be in the mail within the next three to four weeks.


    1. Creator Monty Harper on October 23, 2010

      Hi Jim,
      Sorry for the slow response. We've been driving all day!! No fun outings for me tonight. Must get some sleep.
      I perform:
      Sat 10:00-10:20 AM at Freedom Plaza Stage
      Sat 1:30-2:20 PM at National Mall 4th Street Stage
      Sun 1:00-1:20 PM at National Mall 4th Street Stage
      Sun 5:00-5:20 PM at Woodrow Wilson Plaza Stage

      I hope to see you at one of those. Be sure to say hi!

    2. Creator Jim Hardy on October 22, 2010

      Monty, I'm going to be at NS&E Festival all weekend. Where are you performing? Just so much happening, but I hope to be able to browse and mingle Saturday during the day, tied up in Unconference Sunday & Monday. If you don't know Brian Malow, Science Comedian, you should come out to his gig tonight at Georgetown. Jim H