I just printed out the first draft of my first novel, A Blackthorn Winter, for its first round of revising/rewriting.
The first draft ended up being 50,926 words, 283 pages, which is 3 lbs of manuscript! This feels so much more substantial than a Scrivener file.
I’ve had this specific idea for a book sitting around for years, but finally took advantage of NaNoWriMo 2017 to actually write it down. It needs a lot of work, a lot of rewriting, but I’m so excited to see where it goes from here.
Fifty-five of The Caulden Road’s biggest fans will be receiving hand-numbered limited edition promo CD singles featuring a new 2017 mix of our 2012 single “Transistor”, along with four previous unreleased tracks.
We’re releasing this as a “thank you” to long-time fans, but also as a celebration of the fifth anniversary of our “Transistor” single, still one of our most popular songs.
Tracklist for the Transistor_2017 Promo CD Singles:
Transistor_0001 (Alan and Kaezie’s Home Demo)
Transistor_0002 (Alan and Christian’s Band Demo)
These special versions won’t be available anywhere outside of this Promo CD Single. But the new mix of “Transistor_2017” will be available for a limited time on Spotify and other digital marketplaces.
The original version of “Transistor” can be found on our The Early Singles collection.
I just started a project to finally organize, condense, and archive 15 years of my digital life all on to one 8TB drive.
This represents tens of thousands of files and projects and photos to go through and tag properly. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do forever and I finally have the time and the desire at the same time, so, let’s go!
Over the last few days I’ve been working on a music video for “The Wind” from Reflexion with director Nicholas Jenkins and actress Meghan Toenyes.
This is part of my mission to create a music video for every track on Reflexion.
Nicholas and I discussed a few different story ideas for the video, but landed on a visualization of Meghan retreating inside her own head, with the song lyrics written all over her while memories are projected on her.
Visually, I think the idea was pulled off almost perfectly. I couldn’t be happier with how this collaboration turned out.
Hank and I started DFTBA in my bedroom in November 2008. We both made music, as did many of our YouTube friends, and we saw the need for a record label that catered to these online musicians.
The idea was simple enough: manufacture CDs for people like Dave Days and bands like Driftless Pony Club, get them into the iTunes store, and pay them a fair royalty on those sales. DFTBA Records was attractive to YouTube musicians not only because many of them were our friends and trusted the brand we were building, but also because we were able to offer our artists better deals, more promotion, and bigger royalty shares than they could get from other places.
Why could DFTBA Records do what its competitors could not? Because we started small. Let’s be honest, there’s not a lot of overhead when you’re running a business out of your bedroom.