Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I know I haven't spent as much time as I should have on this project. It does bother me.
However, now I have got a few other projects out of the way I've been thinking....
I was sent a great piece of music by Sonny that I subseqently played on my podcast and I was taken by the quality of the recording.
It was recorded at Pinna studios in London and sound fantastic.
Thanks to people's generosity and belief I have a few hundred in the Vinyl Project account.
Should I go ahead and begin recording?
Tuesday, 19 January 2010
Charles Olsen, the fine artist who is designing all the artwork, is about to start his first piece for the Vinyl Project. He is going to produce a piece of work for every track on the album.
His first piece will be for "How do you sleep" a song about unrequited love.
There will be an exhibition of the artwork nearer the time but I will post updates as they happen, like I have just done.
Keep the faith, if you have one....
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Despite the fact that I haven't posted in ages, I am still here.
The latest news is that I have teamed up with my old friend and fine artist Charles Olsen who will be providing all the artwork for the album. He lives and works in Madrid which is quite handy. I'll mention why later. He is going to design the album cover which will for part of a collection of his work around the theme of the vinyl project and the songs therein. The exhibition is planned to be in Madrid and Southampton sometime in 2010. I'm looking at getting publicity and/or funding from the airlines that fly between Southampton and Madrid. That was the handy part as there are 3 major airlines that do. Even if we get a couple of free flights, it has to be worth the ask eh?
On the subject of publicity, I'm doing a live session for BBC Radio on Sunday the 22nd down on Brighton. This includes and interview where I will hopefully be able to garner some more interest. Details on how to listen are on the front page of my website.
My podcast is due to return in the next few weeks. I've been getting nagging emails but it's the lack of time that's the problem. I do have a full time job so fitting all this in can get a bit tricky, so apologies if I don't post here as much as i should. It's because I'm spending more time doing it than writing about it!
Keep the faith eh?
Oh, by the way VOTE FOR JEDWARD!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Onwards and upwards. More subscribers and more mentions.This one from top music journo Xan Phillips
a plug on the wonderful Watch With Mothers podcast (listened to by thousands!) and a wonderful piece by Von in the prestigeous Downtuned blog!
A few people have mentioned that no one buys vinyl or record decks anymore. They've obviously never seen the amazing Needles & Spins before selling beauties like this one
But then you may have other plans for your LP
If you see any mentions of this project elsewhere, have any promotional ideas or just want to throw things, please be my guest.
You can pay now by clicking on the paypal button or if you want to order now but pay later then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was given a £10 note as payment the other day so cash is also cool!
Saturday, 26 September 2009
Just a short update.
It's all about time, or lack of it. I'm busy, too busy.
I'm about to send out emails to pretty much everyone I know, seeing if they can spread the word farther afield to garner some more subscribers.
Press release is ready to go out but I need to research the precise people to send it too.
I'm aiming at "The Daily Echo", Southampton's local daily newspaper, BBC South TV and a few local BBC radio stations. Once I've hit them I'll target a few of the smaller locals stations.
What has worked well for me before is sending a packet of sweets with the letter. Jelly beans and wine gums seem to work best!
A few more write ups, at uptownboogiedown and ElectricRoulette help to keep the traffic to here healthy. I was also interviewed by a rather lovely lady here
I'm gigging tonight so will spread the word.
As I mentioned here, this whole idea came out of "Plan C" a project to record all my tunes. They, 32, spread over 2 cds. All subscribers will also receive these 2 cds as part of the whole vinyl project package.
I'm still searching for a name other than "subscribers" to refer to the 250 so would appreciate any suggestions.
I've also just uploaded a new podcast (number 13). All detail on the podcast including how to listen to it can be found at my other blog nicktann.blogspot.com
Right I have to get ready for a gig!
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
money, ideas, support or all