Wednesday 2003.11.26 5:01 PM CST.
leave it to me to do something like officially release a single, then
neglect to tell you all about it for almost a month.
first single is "The Other Side of the Fence," which I created
back in February. (You can see a bit more of the story here).
It was released on October 28th, and was officially first sold at the
Gypsy Coffee House
during/after my featured performance.
decided to follow the UK model of single releases, so I released two
different versions of "The Other Side of the Fence."
The first version [DJBCD001] includes two remixes that I created, "The
Other Side..." (On the Side of the Many) and "The Other Side..."
(On the Side of the Lonely). Plus, it includes the B-side, "March
of the Mulletheads," which I have no plans to release on an album.
The CD is actually a CD-R, but it's done on a black CD-R with a very
professional label and printed cardboard sleeve. (Pictures soon.)
second version [DJBCD001B] includes "The Other Side..." (DJ
TMJ Greener Mix" and "The Other Side..." (Wilhelm Sin
Easy Access Mix), plus the B-side, "A Dignified Ceremonial,"
which will very likely also be featured on my first album. This
one is on a dark violet CD-R, with a professional label and cardboard
I like all the remixes of "The Other Side of the Fence," but
I really have to give extra-special "props" (I am so "street"
it hurts) to DJ TMJ, who really churned out an awesome, industrial-tinged
track, reminiscent of late-1980s Front 242 in my humble opinion.
Nicely done. The other three mixes are quite good, as well, but
when I heard what TMJ did with the track, I had a huge smile on my face,
and I was practically moved to dancing.
of the Mulletheads" is a short, grungy, guitar-driven track with
no beat. It's simple, but fun... I took two guitar loops
and threw on an interesting sample of a woman's voice which I'd licensed
a while back. (No, the voice is not Jiffy Pop's; I seriously have
no idea whose it is.)
Dignified Ceremonial" is a song that I had originally posted to
as a Clockwork Wizards track, but when I started working on this single
and moving closer to the date of my featured Gypsy performance, I decided
that this was quite a good track and really should be on the first release,
and hence, it's been released as a DJ Badger track rather than a Clockwork
Wizards track. (In either case, I was the only person who composed
it, so it really was a solo effort, essentially.) Years into the
future, I'm sure this will cause havoc for collectors... :)
those of you who were at my featured performance at the Gypsy on October
28th: "A Dignified Ceremonial" was the song that began
Act I, "The Other Side of the Fence" was one of the tracks
played during the intermission between acts, and "March of the
Mulletheads" was the song played at the beginning of Act II.]
CDs are now for sale... kind of. I hope to have some sort of credit
card processing system set up soon, and I also need to get a snail-mail
address set up for transactions like these. So far, I've just
been selling them at the Gypsy, but if anyone out there is interested
in purchasing my CDs, for the time being, send
me some e-mail and we'll discuss it. The price is $5.00 per
CD, plus shipping, which will depend on your location, but should be
will put up another update extremely soon - possibly later tonight.
I have a lot more stuff I need to mention, and I also need to post a
picture of my "new look." It's pretty drastic.
later; thanks for coming by.