Some of your BIKE SHOP photos
Bike Shopphotos from the Facebook pages of Tin, Kristin & Berkley. If you'd like me to share your image of the ep at your house, please post a photo... Read more
Bike shop in the mail
As of 2 hours from now, more than 2/5th of the Bike Shoppackages will be in the mail. Check your inbox for the address survey from Kickstarter. I'd love... Read more
Bike Shop is here!!
Hello everyone -- I picked up the vinyl of BIKE SHOP on Friday, and I've started assembling copies and preparing packages. I've sent the address-survey to top-tier pledgers; if you... Read more
"Bike Shop" on the press
Oh yes! Bike Shopis almost in your hands. I stopped by the pressing plant yesterday and shot some video! The vinyl looks really cool with the black bits in... Read more
Your covers are now signed...
Michael signed covers and mailed them to me; this afternoon I sat in my living room and added my signature. The vinyl pressing is on the calendar for mid-month. I hear... Read more
Covers, Test Pressings & Inserts
Oh boy! The Bike ShopVinyl EP has lurched forward a few feet, or maybe it's like an earthquake where the posts are suddenly 10 feet down the road! I've... Read more
Would you mind if I… // test-pressing update
A new set of test pressings on the Bike shop vinyl are on their way to me. I believe they will be here Monday. Hopefully the problem on side... Read more
Hand-written lyrics vs. cat
Some of you are getting hand-written lyrics in with your vinyl. Harley would prefer I spend my time on pets; I'll work around those cute little footy-wooties! : P
Test pressings. Yes, I said it!
Oh wow! I went by Cascade today and picked up the BIKE SHOP test pressings. On first and second listen, the mastering sounds great, the actual metal work sounds great.... Read more
December 19 progress
Hi all --- The lacquers for the vinyl are at the plant so the plating can get done. I have turned in the digital files for the cover jacket and... Read more
Color Matching / off to the printer
Hi! The first bit of GREAT news is that I turned the label + jacket art into Cascade. I heard back from Amber, the cover model, and she's cool with... Read more
How did Dennis Hopper get into the lyrics of “The Cabin?”
A few days ago on a post at the Black Tape For A Blue Girl Patreon, I replied: In “Absolute zero” he knows its hopeless and yet he’s still hopeful.... Read more
Mastering the Bike Shop
Have I ever mention to you that artists are a crazy lot? We can get obsessed over a trivial detail which - quite frankly - nobody in the world will... Read more
Cascade Record Pressing visit
I visited Cascade Record Pressing [link] this morning, to go over the price quote on the "Bike Shop" vinyl. I took a few photos of the presses
This week Kickstarter... Read more
Over the weekend, I gave the four tracks a final listen; made a few tweeks that nobody but I will ever notice; and prepared 24-bit files for Josh to use... Read more
107% !!! You did it!
Fantastic! Just two hours before the deadline last night, "Bike Shop" passed the goal. It was a little close there, but in the end 85 backers pledged $3,232 to make this... Read more
The "Bike Shop" has under 3 hours to go! Almost there...
Less than three hours -- we're so close! Only $61 needed to meet the goal and green light the "Bike Shop" ep.
In the last 24 hours, we've picked up... Read more
The end is near (but that's a good thing!)
Hi -- There are just 61 hours left in the Kickstarter; the end is near. But I think it'll be ok. "Bike Shop" is 85% to the goal; I'm sure... Read more
Six days to go / an interview in Portugal
There's 6 days left on the Kickstarter. We're at 74% of the goal, which is a good thing! The goal is usually met in a burst during the final few... Read more
Interviewed: Sam Rosenthal & Michael Plaster
Sam & Michael took a moment to interview each other about the songs on "Bike Shop," working together, and cats (of course!).
Sam: How does it feel, singing on new... Read more
Peek A Boo - an Interview with a Belgian webzine
The first of two interviews is now on-line. You can read it here.
One answer for you:
P-A-B: You released the rough mixes of the EP (they are almost done, but... Read more
50% & Stretch Goals.
Were now 53.5% of the way to the $3000 goal. That's good! It's been suggested by a few friends that I come up with some stretch goals for the... Read more
Day 1 - a nice start, and "Bike Shop" was chosen as a Staff pick
Today was a great first day for "Bike Shop."
1/ We’re already 38 % to the goal. You guys are amazing. And that’s with just 25 backers; which means... Read more