2002.08.14 1:08 AM CST.
first promo/demo CD released... Kind of.
Well, first off I'm going to admit something really humbling.
Even though I've had this site up for a while... Well, I never
had an e-mail link on here. Not one. No way to contact me.
You can envision me smacking myself on the forehead yelling, "Hyuk!
Hyuk!" as my droll hits the floor in tiny puddles. Then,
you can send me some e-mail, because tonight I went ahead and stuck
"e-mail" links on every page that already existed on the site.
now, bigger news. Kind of. I have produced a demo/promo
CD-R, which is known as the "Friends + Family Demo 2002."
It includes the following tracks:
"Soundtrack To An Amputation"
"Harsh But Fair"
"In Honour of Instructive Ambitions"
"The Everlasting and Intrinsic Valour of Loneliness"
CD is going to be very, VERY sparsely distributed. As in, probably,
single-digit distribution. It's just made for friends of mine
and such. If you really want one, get to know me really well and
maybe I'll crank one out for you.
I probably would have taken more time to churn out the mini-collection
were it not for one particular* waitress out at the Gypsy, the coffee
house of which I've become a fairly regular denizen. She told
me a while back that she was moving to another state for college, majoring
in music education. I was thrilled for her, since that is a career
choice that I find quite creative and admirable. We talked a bit
about music and she said that she wanted to hear some of my stuff.
So, I had to get this CD ready and take it to her before she left the
Gypsy and the state for good.
not sure if it's safe to add "extremely cute" between the
words "particular" and "waitress," but hopefully
it's safe. The cuteness factor is completely irrelevant, by the
drove through torrential rain to go see her at the Gypsy tonight, the
last time I'll be able to go there for about a week and a half due to
my schedule and the fact that I'm going to be - yet again - the on-call
for my (heavy sigh) day job and I'll pretty much be chained up in my
apartment waiting for "emergency" pages... I digress.
Basically, I drove up there through all this psychotic rain because
this would be the last time I'd get to say "Hello."
She was there, we waved, and then, a bit later when I went to the counter
to actually GIVE her the CD, she had already left for the evening.
Grrrrrrr. At least I knew another waitress who said she'd give
the CD to her for me later, but it just wasn't the same.
were it not for her predicament and having to leave the state so soon,
I wouldn't have gone ahead and made the Friends + Family demo CD-R so
quickly. So, if she's out there reading this in the future...
"Thanks for the inspiration, Becky. Hope you like the tunes...
and, yes, you were the inspiration for Track #4, and yes, I did create
and produce it specifically with you in mind within the past couple
of weeks, and good luck with your studies, and please write and let
me know what you think of the CD."
Yet another good reason to have all these e-mail links on the site now.
I can't tell if I'm adorable or pathetic.