You are my journal of sorts, also soon to include more 'NEWS' type posts. I'm learning to engage, and speak (type) my thoughts/ideas/feelings/rants... etc etc etc
Lets do a little news...
Over the month of October I was able to successful crowd fund over $2000 to help cover manufacturing, distribution and promotion costs for my upcoming debut EP, RUIN LUST. I used the kickstarter.com platform and it worked pretty darn well! In the end the sites fee was roughly $150 which considering all the credit card transactions and shit thats not a bad deal. As a result I've already got 40 folks who have pre-ordered the EP, and the CD's here in Halifax! I have slowly began the enlightening task of self-promotion via college/public radio mail-outs. The release date is March 23rd and I will also be releasing a SINGLE [TBD] sometime in late January.
My best friend Ryan 'Skinny' Dyck also did a little crowdfunding towards the end of summer and raised over $4000, having just released his amazing compilation album, 20 One-Nighters on November 7th. I was lucky enough to make it onto three tracks, and also had my tune 'Laying By Your Side' included in the release. Check it out via the bandcamp player below.
As for other things worthy of mentionm that all depends on your interests I suppose. For me, I'm feeling a sense of the familiar begin to roll around. We've been in Halifax now for a good year and it feels like home. I remember sitting in the Central Library last fall as Franz took part in a 'babies and books' class, and speaking with an older gent who was there with his grandchild. He was telling me of all the places that he had moved his family, and how the first 6 months of living in a new city would feel unfamiliar, but exciting and it wouldn't be till after about a year that it would start to fell like home. Pretty sage advice. Be patient. That is what life is all about, I think.
I'm gonna try to write more frequently. It feels good.