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MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!

01 May 02 - 06:21 PM (#702402)
Subject: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Part III of this massive community creation can be found over here.

We are cooking here, Folkies -- and I have to add that I am constantly being blown away by the sheer loveliness of some of these sonfs. I am hard pressed to choose among some of these great candidates, honestly, but I'm doing my best. My office is beginning to look like Max's bachelor pad!!

We are coming around the curve on collecting candidates for this Global Songfest on CD and there are people generating art, and planning to help with sound edits for balance and filters, and all kinds of tapes and MP3s still being workled on out there.

As a reminder, here's the rough production schedule:

Collection of Candidates  ---- up to end of May

Review and Prelim Selection --- May-June
Final Selection-------------------------- ------June
Initial Build- ------------------------------July
Quality Enhancement/

Normalization -------------------------July - August
Final Build-------------------------------------- August
Organize Logistics for Distrib: June--- ----- August
Final QA-------------------------------------------- - -- August
Release  ------------------------------- ---- ----------- Early September.

I am cheering you all on if you're still in work and I really want ALL those voices on this amazing musical omnibus.

Lemme hear ya makin' music. now!!!

Regards,

A.


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01 May 02 - 06:24 PM (#702405)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

----------:>)


01 May 02 - 06:26 PM (#702407)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Use this version for posts -- ignore the other version of this thread which was created in error. Thanks,

A.


01 May 02 - 08:28 PM (#702467)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: GUEST,Midchuck on downstairs computer

Woodchucks' Revenge CD mailed to you today.

Peter


01 May 02 - 09:09 PM (#702485)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: McGrath of Harlow

A gentle touch on the accelerator, I see, going by the heading on this thread.


01 May 02 - 10:06 PM (#702524)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Ebbie

OK, Amos, I know you are a writer, so I have to assume that you're saying 'petal' with a purpose in mind. Is it meant to evoke visions and aromas of summertime blooms?


01 May 02 - 10:12 PM (#702533)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Celtic Soul

YEEHAW!!!

I finally got my bands 4 songs burned to CD. Sheeit, but that was painful...our CD burner went all kerphlooey on us. In any case, it'll be in the mail tomorrow...this weekend at the latest!


01 May 02 - 10:36 PM (#702543)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: UB Ed

So, Amos, now that you have received over 100,000 offerings from various 'Catters, how many different cds will you produce? I'd not envy anyone the task of having to come up with 15-20 from this huge selection...

Ed


02 May 02 - 05:57 PM (#703208)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: katlaughing

Finally having a chance to listen to Uncle DaveO's tape...just as I remembered from HearMe and Paltalk...superb! Wait 'til ya'll hear about "damn the libido, I'd rather make coffee than love!" I love the other two cuts as well. Great pickin'...what have ya got, Dave, four hands, at least?*bg* Salt of the earth voice, too. Thanks for the "advance" listen.

At this point it might be easier to do like Alan of Oz and Áine have done with their midi and song pages, produce several CD's, in alphabetical order, according to Mudcat name. I'd rather hear everyone than just the ones who make a "cut." Could do it by country, too, so that we could have "bangers and mash," "vegemite from Oz," etc. to go with the blue plate special.


02 May 02 - 06:28 PM (#703225)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

All right! I need to confess that the word "Petal" got put in the title by an Act of Dog. But it does seem kinda purdy, huh? "A wide, pink-edged rose petal, blown in through the open window of a gigantic diesel rig, drifting on a soft evening breeze in summer, slowly sttles down and lands on the scraped, hard-worn shiny steel surface of the giant engine's accelerator pedal...and for just an instant, force and beauty are in perfect harmony."

Peter, i can't wait to hear ya! Likewise Uncle Dave, CS..it's exciting as hell.

I use the word "cut" to indicate a song, a single entry on the CD; there isn't any "making the cut" in the sense of inclusion or not if I can manage it; it would be awfully hard to explain!! :>)

Let me make it clear that I do not intend to leave anyone off the CD, if I can help it. It is really a question of how many tracks I can fit in. If you send me three cuts I may only be able to use one due to space limitations.

Kat -- that's a grand idea! I have a full head of steam on the Mudcat Sampler CD but expanding it into zones, or countries would be great for the next round, as we get our arms around the processes used and all. Assuming I don't explode or somep'n.

If we do it sampler style in a one- or two-disk package, does anyone have a snazzy name for it other than Blue Plate Special? Magical Mudcat Minstrel Tour? The Mudcat Buffet -- All You Can Hear? Five and Ten Planet? (huh? Where's that come from?) Planet Mudcat? Maybe it should be a Blue Planet Special from the Mudcat Cafe? Stir those Gray Brains, guys, and if no-one comes up with a better handle, we'll possibly use Blue Plate Special but I gotta tell ya I am very loath to mess with The Faire One ... I am still showing shilelagh dents in me skull from the last time!! :>)

Very best regards,

A


02 May 02 - 07:12 PM (#703237)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Barbara Shaw

How about just calling it "A Mudcat Sampler - Part I" like one of the threads? The subtitle could be "Tasty cuts from the folks at the Mudcat Cafe at mudcat.org" That would leave the way open for future samplers, and also describe who and what it is.


02 May 02 - 08:14 PM (#703271)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: McGrath of Harlow

Petal to the Metal is a great name for an album. Maybe not this album? Though you could have as a subtitle Mudcat Sampler 1.


02 May 02 - 08:59 PM (#703292)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Lonesome EJ

Petal to the Muddle? Mudpetals? arrrrggghhh.....


02 May 02 - 09:10 PM (#703300)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Charcloth

how about "Mud Pies"
"Mud puppies"
"Mud Dobbers"
"Cat Whiskers"
I'm just having fun with it all, Charcloth


02 May 02 - 09:33 PM (#703316)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: MMario

MudCat Double Expresso


02 May 02 - 10:42 PM (#703367)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Stephen L. Rich

How about "Scratchin' in the 'Catbox" ?


02 May 02 - 10:49 PM (#703374)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Mudpiddles? Geeze, Steve, getcher mind out of the gutter!! This is a high-flown arteestic creyashun we are negaged in here!! LOL!!!

Think about this for a sec -- this is a planetary coordinated work of art, near-real-time in the larger scale of things, an amazing feat of international cooperation and harmony. I dunno if anything like it has been done since FDR sang the Boogie-Woogie Bugler Boy to Winston Churchill! (Well, I don't KNOW that he sang that particular tune, but you get the idea,,,).

***bg***

A


02 May 02 - 11:09 PM (#703387)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Bobert

Hey, Amos, I know that I've got a twisted sense of humor butt (no pun intended) I like the "Catbox Review"... No, I'm just funnin'... Blue Plate Review or something like that would work just fine. But if you like the Catbox idea I'm sure it wouldn't take a lot of imagination for the art work. Nevermind...


02 May 02 - 11:34 PM (#703406)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Callie

Hi Amos & all

I've arrived at this discussion late in the piece (ie - today). Do we physically post you cds, or e-mail you MP3s? Where to??

And regardless of whether we're selcted or not, what help can those of us across the waters lend?

Callie


03 May 02 - 01:11 AM (#703433)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: michaelr

Callie - try the blue link at the top of Amos's first post for the previous discussion, with instructions.

Welcome to the fray!

Michael


03 May 02 - 01:51 AM (#703446)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Stephen L. Rich

Allright, Amos. You got me fair and square. *G*

My goofy jokes aside, I still like "Blue Plate Special" and I really, really like homeless's art work for it. On that part i think we should quit while we're ahead.

Steve


03 May 02 - 06:34 AM (#703508)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Tweed

I'll second that Steve. However there will be a need for another illustration for the cover of the disc itself and for the booklet, etc.


03 May 02 - 06:36 AM (#703509)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: GUEST

Mudshite from the Mudtwat Cafe


03 May 02 - 09:31 AM (#703578)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Our first flame!! We _must_ be doing sump'n right!! I love positive feedback !!

A


03 May 02 - 11:35 AM (#703647)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Callie:

I discovered there was an erroneous character in the link to part II of the Mudcat CD thread. The correct link is, hopefully, over here. You can also email me here if there are any questions I can help with.

A


03 May 02 - 11:37 AM (#703649)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Devilmaster

If looking for a name for it, look for something that is universal on the site.

Perhaps - 'Create a New Thread'
- 'MudCat FAQ - Newcomer's Guide'

or.. - 'Watch out for Spaw!' :)


03 May 02 - 12:10 PM (#703672)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Song Among the Flames? Mudcat and the 'Orrible Trolls?

"Forum Home"???

A


03 May 02 - 12:17 PM (#703677)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: katlaughing

If this is going to marketed to anyone outside of the Mudcat, there needs to be some explanation as a subtitle, such as ..."from the Mudcat Cafe, a virtual and 3D worldwide community of folk and blues musicians..."


03 May 02 - 12:21 PM (#703681)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Sharp observation, Kat! The liner notes could cover that, also.

A


03 May 02 - 12:25 PM (#703684)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Deda

Amos, did you see my earlier suggestion? Prime cuts from the Cafe. Or just -- Mudcat Cafe: Prime Cuts. It's not as euphonious as someone's earlier, cleverer "mad cuts from the mudcat", but it's still kinda kicky. (I swear, it's just as hard to get his attention here as it was when he was nine.)


03 May 02 - 12:48 PM (#703697)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: katlaughing

IMO, it needs to be on the outside so that people see it right away and know what the heck they are looking at... fwiw, I like "Mudcat Sampler"...sorry, Deda, "Prime Cuts" sounds too much like meat to this veggie:-)

Brainstorming, here are a few others...

Mudcat Bounty

Catch of the Day from the Mudcat Cafe....

Mudcat Cafe-What is folk (& blues)...or,

Whatis folk & blues from the Mudcat Cafe


03 May 02 - 12:49 PM (#703698)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Hi, Sis!!

Sorry to be dense. Prime Cuts is kicky, indeed. I am just keeping the lists open to see what sort of things pop up -- it's not like I can just make a unilateral decision here!! :>)

Now, about when I was nine.... ... naaaww, let's not go there!! LOL!

A


03 May 02 - 01:52 PM (#703746)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Kat:

LOL!! Put the imponderable on the outside? The "What Is Folk Music at the Mudcat Cafe!??" ROTFLMAO! We could put a footnote: "Ain't No horses were harmed in the production of this CD"!

A


03 May 02 - 02:03 PM (#703757)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Uncle_DaveO

Kat, I'm bemused: What is a "salt-of-the-earth voice?"

No, don't bother to answer. I am going to choose to take that as a compliment and not inquire further.

I'm glad you liked what you heard.

Dave (only two hands) Oesterreich


03 May 02 - 03:18 PM (#703814)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: katlaughing

Dave, in Wyoming, being "salt of the earth" is one of the highest of compliments... consider yerself com-plee-men-ted, as that's what I meant!*bg* Two-hands, indeed! I heard that pickin'! LOL


04 May 02 - 05:22 PM (#704407)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

And judging from the cuts coming in, we have a handsome share of the Salty of the Earth crowd right here on the Mudcat rolls!

Hey guys -- it's the weekend, right? Isn't this the purrrrrrfect time to make that darn tape, CD or MP3 file before the gentle hours slip over the horizon? This is a matter of your legacy to the world, after all!! :>) C'moon, friends and folkies:

Sing it out, wrap it up and ship it off!!

Thanks, thanks, thanks -- the rough compilations are sounding "Mahdy Fahn!" indeed, as my sainted uncle used to say!!

Very best,

Amos


04 May 02 - 06:04 PM (#704422)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Hey, how about "Ain't No Horse..." as a title? LOL!

A


04 May 02 - 06:11 PM (#704427)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

can it be reading? if not i would completely understand...


04 May 02 - 06:22 PM (#704433)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: katlaughing

One of your poems, Nathan? That would be wonderful!


04 May 02 - 07:05 PM (#704456)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Amergin:

I'm game!!

If you like I could run a few chords in the background, quiet-like; or if you prefer, just include it as spoken.

Lemme know!!

A


04 May 02 - 07:21 PM (#704466)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

well if you can find something fitting it can heighten the drama...

ok then will find what i want to submit...


05 May 02 - 12:52 AM (#704573)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

I'll PM you the address then!

A


06 May 02 - 11:17 PM (#705685)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Hey, hey, lookie here!! Barbara Shaw! Woodchuck's Revenge!! Wow!! And a Pirate Lass named Celtic Soul!! Dang, I'm wich, I'm wich!!

Seriously, folkies, I am speechless at the pleasure I am getting out of all these items sent in for the CD, and I can't thank you enough.

Now if ya haven't done it yet -- PLEASE trot them shakers, or whatever, and get the tape cut or the CD burned or the MP 3 files mailed or whatever. If you need any information about it, just write me and I'll help if I can.

The merry Month of May is moving down the line, guys....let's make it happen!!

Thanks again!!

A

A strawberry blonde, a strawberry roan
And they're both in love with you!!

Wranglin' Dudes,
Woodchuck;'s Revenge

Great line, great song!!

A


07 May 02 - 11:54 AM (#705966)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Lonesome EJ

Have you checked out Homeless' art for the CD recently? It is really coming along nicely. Whether or not the "BLue Blate Special" title is used, I hope we find a way to use his artwork. The "Daily Specials" songtitles are a hoot, too. And check out Homeless' Cyber-Martin.


07 May 02 - 12:26 PM (#705984)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Lonesome EJ

homeless' art. Click the "update" and "back cover" hot keys


07 May 02 - 02:13 PM (#706053)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: wysiwyg

It was hard to do, because the voice alone is so BIG, but I crammed Seamus Kennedy into a little mailer bag today and sent him to the post office. He didn't even let out a peep!

~S~


07 May 02 - 04:48 PM (#706196)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Thanks Sooz! Looking good, Homeless!! Mor elater...

A


11 May 02 - 12:04 PM (#708885)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Wow!! That Seamus has a voice and a half, huh?

Ol' Moohman, Celtic Soul., and Norton1 -- thanks for your great stuff!

I am still open to those MP3's, CDs or tapes, folks!! A piece of beauty from the heart, every one. Don't delay, don't defer, don't dodge it or fudge it or tapdance away, evade, postpone, put off or procrastinate. Step up there and sing it, and ship it!!

I just LOVE you guys -- really!!

Homeless I love the art work. PM me and enail address and when I have the text I'll send you the contents list.

Now what's all this about muffins, then?

Keep 'em coming, guys!!

You're purely terrific!!

A


11 May 02 - 12:30 PM (#708895)
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From: Genie

Amos, your little "Petal" typo reminds me of a similar one in another thread a while back. Someone, a cyclist, it seems, said something about "peddling my ass off." Definitely not a bicycling image there!

Genie §;- )


11 May 02 - 01:13 PM (#708923)
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From: Celtic Soul

Wow! I *love* the artwork! Well done! How do I get me one of these amazing CD's??? ;D

Oh, and thanks, Amos, for all the hard work you're putting into this. You will have an offering for the CD too, yes?

And now for the really dumb question. I admit that I have not read all the 400 posts on this subject, nor do I have the time (I apologize in advance). That said, the proceeds *do* benefit the 'Cat, correct?

Thanks one and all for the daily mirth and fount of information that is this place.


11 May 02 - 01:51 PM (#708952)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

CS:

Hey, they better!! I'm not volunteering all these hours to benefit anyone else!!

The Mudcat as I understand it is a not-for-profit and non-profitable organization, in support of which manythousands of personal hours and thousands of dollars have been expended by a handful of greathearted luminaries -- Dick Greenhaus, Susan, Max, Bert, Pene Azul, katlaughing, Joe Offer, and perhaps half-a-dozen more I am too stupid to remember.

It is my intention to arrange logistics such that sales of the final product are directly channeled to the Mudcat. I have beentrying to get in touch with Max to sort those factors out (see calendar at top of this thread). I intend to pay for as many production copies as I can afford and hand them over to someone for sales and shipping. I don't intend tohandle or even see the proceeds. I intend to hand over the master CD and artwork with the production copies so that the Mudcat can continue to replicate and deliver more copies than i can pay for.

That's as far as my thinking goes on it.

I do make one hidden benefit from all this, which I haven't mentioned, just to put all the cards on the table -- I get to hear a truckload of beautiful music from great souls all over the planet, which I get a real thrill over.

(And I get all kinds of brownie points, too. Which are redeemable for a better start next lifetime at understanding fluid dynamics and the minds of women, whichever is easier. Hard call. Kinda like free Frequent Flyer miles for karma...) :>)


11 May 02 - 03:16 PM (#709004)
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From: Midchuck

That's not right.

You ought to get your out-of-pocket costs back.

I'd be as upset as anyone if there were a profit and the Mudcat didn't get it, but you shouldn't be expected to put your own money into production and burning CDs and stuff, and not get it back. Time, yes; money, no.

IMO

Peter.


11 May 02 - 03:23 PM (#709010)
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From: wysiwyg

Oh, he's just donating his time and the materials, don't worry-- I'm sure he thought it through and will not over-extend. Just like some of us pay for overnight shipping on Mudcat auction items-- it's our way of participating in the effort.

Think of them as in-kind donations.

~S~


11 May 02 - 03:28 PM (#709018)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Thanks, Peter, I appreciate the sentiment.

I am not spending money because I feel obliged in any way, but because I choose so to do to forward the intention of getting the CD out. I have personally gotten untold benefits from the Mudcat, friendships and conversations, and adventures beyond putting a price on, so to do what I can afford is a simple and inadequate contribution toward balancing that exchange! :>)

And I have yet to tack down some hard numbers to see what I can afford!

A.


11 May 02 - 03:52 PM (#709032)
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From: michaelr

Amos - in a recent thread it was made clear that the life expectancy of CDs BURNED with home-computer CD writers is greatly less than that of commercially PRESSED CDs. I think we need to consider our options here - do we burn `em on the cheap and risk them becoming unusable soon, or do we fork over more cash and get them pressed by a commercial duplication firm?

Personally, I think the latter option is the better one. Maybe, once you've finalized the master, we could start a donation drive to get the first 200 (or 300, or 500) made.

And Here's another call for artwork! I know that many `Catters are visual artists in addition to being musicians, but graphics contributions to the CD project are lagging way behind the music entries. I say again, PM me if you have artwork to contribute; I'll be coordinating the graphics package, as Amos is doing with the music.

Cheers,
Michael


11 May 02 - 04:01 PM (#709040)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Well, I wasn't gonna home-burn the production run -- I was going to research production sites here in town and see how big a batch I could manage of the pressed master, pressed product variety.

All suggestions from those with more expertise than I have in this arena are welcome.

Meanwhile, keep them songs flying!! They're where the rubber meets the road, folkies. And you're doing great!

A


11 May 02 - 04:02 PM (#709041)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

how much does it run to get them professionally pressed?


11 May 02 - 04:26 PM (#709062)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: michaelr

CD packages I see advertised in magazines run around $600 for 300, to $1,000 for 1000. This typically includes glass mastering (which is preferred, quality-wise), full-color 4-page inserts, 2 to 3 color screenprinting on the discs, jewel case assembly and shrinkwrap.

We could save substantial bucks by ordering bulk CDs and handling the assembly ourselves. I'm looking at an ad for 1,000 bulk CDs (glass master, 1-color screenprint) for $560.

Amos, how many were you thinking of for the initial run? The cost goes down as quantity goes up.

Michael


11 May 02 - 04:44 PM (#709070)
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From: Lonesome EJ

michael, what do you think of homeless' art? And how much more do you need?


11 May 02 - 04:52 PM (#709071)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Barbara Shaw

michaelr, what thread said "the life expectancy of CDs BURNED with home-computer CD writers is greatly less than that of commercially PRESSED CDs"? I've been burning my own and haven't found that to be true (yet) but I'd like to read the thread that discussed this. Also, places I've found to commercially produce CDs ran about $3 per CD, so I'm interested to know what companies you found with the rates quoted above. I'd REALLY like to get out of the CD burning business!

Amos, keep up the good work! Looking forward to hearing this Mudcat CD.


11 May 02 - 05:33 PM (#709089)
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From: katlaughing

Am just sending mp3s of Uncle DaveO's three songs.

I don't think we need to go to a bunch of expense for full-colour inserts on all sides, the cover as Homeless has presented it is fine. Also, we don't need shrink warp, do we? Let's keep the cost down as much as possible.

I'd be happy to help with assembly and mailing out, as long as it's postage paid. Why don't we have several of us as distribution points as we've kind of done with the t-shirts, with one or two people in the UK handling sales, etc. and one or two of us for each region elsewhere?


11 May 02 - 06:45 PM (#709123)
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From: hesperis

The life expectancy of home-burned is definitely less than glass-mastered, and some home-burned CDs cannot be played in older car stereos.

Home-burned CDs are much more sensitive to heat and scratching than pressed CDs, unless you play frisbee with your dog and a couple of CDs on a hot summer afternoon. Then they're about equal. ;)


11 May 02 - 07:25 PM (#709144)
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From: michaelr

Barbara, the CD thread was a recent one, just a few days ago, but my Forum search did not bring up anything newer than 2001. Maybe someone else can link to it?

Hesperis has the gist of it right, though. Home-burned CDs aren't expected to last longer than 3 or 4 years before they become unplayable.

One ad I looked at was from www.LonelyRecords.com, another from www.bmmi.com, and another from www.eastcopro.com (sorry, no blicky skills today).

LEJ, I think homeless's cover is great; the back one doesn't do much for me. The way I see it, there's room for up to 6 different designs: insert outside front (cover)/back, insert inside left/right, traycard outside (back cover), and the disc itself. Why not maximize the creative potential we have here at the `Cat?

Michael


11 May 02 - 07:37 PM (#709148)
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From: Lonesome EJ

Sure, michael. Just seeking some clarification on what you have in mind. Any thought of using the Mudcat Catfish/Banjo Logo on the CD or elsewhere? I think Max would approve.


11 May 02 - 07:43 PM (#709155)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

how about some catfish sitting around in a circle, playing various instruments?


11 May 02 - 07:46 PM (#709159)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Lonesome EJ

That's good, amergin. I can see the catfish with greek sailor hats, sunglasses, beards, etc.


11 May 02 - 08:00 PM (#709166)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: michaelr

Yes, the logo should definitely be in there somewhere. I PM'd Max, and he provided the URL for me to download it. I'll play with it in Photoshop.

Michael


12 May 02 - 03:57 AM (#709348)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Cappuccino

Lord, your prices for burning CDs are a sight cheaper than in Britain - which is why I've just spent four hundred pounds I can't afford on a machine to do it myself!

But please check the facilities of your suppliers. Here in the UK, specialist magazines like Sound on Sound have vast lists of adverts for CD repro houses... and, on inspection, you find that some really are just putting them through their PCs.

- Ian B


12 May 02 - 09:24 AM (#709430)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

DaveO -- three Great cuts, well received. Salt o' the earth indeed!! :>) Thanks!

A


12 May 02 - 12:27 PM (#709508)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: MMario

Amos - the tape is in the mail.


12 May 02 - 12:53 PM (#709524)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Yeeha!! Thanks, MM!

I talked to Max, who is very supportive. We have a couple of ways to go on the logistics, depending on some numbers I have to get. I'll let you know what I find out. If we produce our own inventory it will be distributed via Dick Greenhaus, Max suggests, since he has the means in place already. The other alternative is a CD-on-demand service such as MP3.com's. Alice talked about this a bit earlier. Either way, we have the goal in sight.

Keep strumming, singing and (if you haven't already) shipping!!

A


12 May 02 - 01:38 PM (#709544)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

will be submitting mine in the next day or two....had to get a new mic


12 May 02 - 06:09 PM (#709702)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: treewind

Go for pressings!

The only justification for CDRs is small production runs: with pressing the setup cost is high but the cost per pressing is low. I would guess that the break even point is a few hundred and I would think it would be easy to shift 500 or 1000 of the discs.

my 0.02 Euro's worth...

Anahata


12 May 02 - 06:19 PM (#709709)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Celtic Soul

Amos, thanks to you yet again for your time and information! My band use this site more times than we can count, and we are *very* much interested in supporting it. I again applaud you on your efforts. If sending a few previously recorded songs can help this place out, that is the *very* least we can do. Of course, we'll all be buying the final product as well.

I think the "understanding women" thing will need a a bit more though, karmically speaking...perhaps a few minor miracles, or your saving the lives of a busload of kids at the expense of your own. ;D


12 May 02 - 06:19 PM (#709710)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Sorcha

Let's not get the cover too busy--they are distracting if too busy.


12 May 02 - 06:44 PM (#709734)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

CS:

That's kinda what I thought; it is sad, but I will have to settle for understanding fluid dynamics. Sigh. Rogugh work, but someone has to do it!! And at least it is on this side of the impossible!!! :>))

A


12 May 02 - 09:12 PM (#709814)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: hesperis

Be careful what you wish for, Amos - wish for understanding women and you probably WILL be a woman in the next life... and then you'll wish you understood men... and then...

Unless you're good at remembering past lives!

(Of course, men are rather easier to understand, most of the time. Hee hee!)


13 May 02 - 07:26 PM (#710569)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Well, Hes, I am better than the average bear at it, and fancied myself a SNAG of sorts, and all that; it's just the old hubris equation -- Ye Pryde and Ye Falle, ya know -- just ask old Beezlebub: the gods know how to teach ya lessons just when you forget to pay attention!

But maybe I can learn fluid dynamics and work up from there, huh?

A


13 May 02 - 11:30 PM (#710663)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

OK, folks, getting back to the main thrust and purpose here:

I have browsed the whole Artist side of MP3.com, and it looks very reasonable as an alternative route, although the margins shake out at just under 50%. Nevertheless it might be the way to go depending on several factors which only the Publisher of the Mudcat Cafe can rightfully adjudicate, such as how to approach the Artist name issue, for one thing, and reviewing what the legal obkigations are vis-a-vis MP3.com (they appear perfectly proper, but IANAL.) Depending on what the Publisher thinks, we may investigate it further. The great advantage it has is enabling the operation to go ahead with very low cost of entry and logistics costs.

More as it develops.

in the meanwhile please note:

May, sweet May, so passing fair
Brings kindly in her summ'ry air
How soft, alluring in her hours,
That lost we well may be in flowers
And ne'er hear the mournful tune
That sings, "Fair May is passing soon!"

(Wendell Robertson Halstead, 1913)

Time slips past the idle man; but the virtuous man leaves time behind him (Sung Ki Chan, 693 A.D.)

(I just made these guys up but I guess the pointis clear. Sing it out, wrap it up and send it in!!!!)

A


14 May 02 - 12:28 AM (#710687)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: hesperis

Hehehe, you made those up? Nice. *g*

I could offer my site for mudcat music? Have CD-burner, have printer, have site that is shortly going to have a shopping cart... I think mp3.com has a better price than I do - wait, they don't, their prices are in USD. About the same, then.

$5 CDN for the cost, about $3 USD... I can definitely do it for $4 USD... sell it for $10 USD plus shipping? That would be $6-7 USD per CD for the cat. And since Amos is donating the production cost for the first batch, I wouldn't need to charge for cost. I might build a few cents into the shipping charge, that would help me out a lot. I don't have credit card capability yet, though, and won't until I can get a credit card myself (a couple of years yet). What do you guys think?

So, what's the price going to be, anyway?


14 May 02 - 01:31 AM (#710720)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Thanks, Hes!! Dunno how the logistics would work but we should keep it on the list of possibles. It might work!

One thing about the MP3 service is I haven't found out yet what their service uses or what kind of quality it is -- anyone know?

A


14 May 02 - 02:19 AM (#710736)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Áine

I don't know about everyone else; but, there are 'Catters that can't download MP3's or play them on their computers. Some how, I just don't think that I would get the same 'thrill' from downloading a soundfile as I would holding a CD in my hand containing all the fantastic music from all these talented Mudcatters. Just a thought.

-- Áine


14 May 02 - 07:11 AM (#710743)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Tweed

I agree Aine. I won't go to MP3.com site as it seems to be only a huge information gathering site disguised as a place to listen to music. Just my opinion, I'm sure others may use it to great advantage, but I'm inclined to steer clear of anything that will send me junk mail.


14 May 02 - 08:27 AM (#710749)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Couldn't agree more, dear Áine . This is a dfifferent service they provide -- they burn and ship CDs on demand. You provide the artwork and the MP3s. They mail the CD.

A.


15 May 02 - 04:13 PM (#711014)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

got three mp3's recorded now...just need to wait til i get home to be able to send them....


15 May 02 - 05:36 PM (#711116)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

All right, Amergin!! Way to go!

a


15 May 02 - 05:58 PM (#711137)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Rollo

At last I have got permission from my band partners to send our stuff... now I don't have the nerve to search the whole thread. Do you still accept? And where do I send the CD to? For my equipment is a little bit outdated, I am not able to transform the waf into mp3 and send it via mail, I have to use the "hardware mail".


15 May 02 - 07:07 PM (#711190)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: hesperis

Yep, Amos is still accepting for the CD, as far as I know. PM him for the addy.


15 May 02 - 07:11 PM (#711195)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amergin

but you got to go through some weird initiation first....it is secret...all I can tell you is that it involves a sheep....


15 May 02 - 07:26 PM (#711213)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Rollo

Oh never mind, I am good with sheep. I need aprox. 1 1/2 hours from snatching one to eating the barbecued pieces.


15 May 02 - 08:57 PM (#711258)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: michaelr

Well Amos, I asked Alice that question (about the quality of mp3.com's custom CDs) several times in the earlier thread, but she never answered it.

I agree with Aine that it would be nicer to have our own common creation in hand.

Cheers,
Michael


15 May 02 - 10:37 PM (#711302)
Subject: RE: MUDCAT CD FOUR' Petal to the Metal!
From: Amos

Friends, folkies, neighbors and ethnic nabobs, punjabs and poobahs, capos and da capos, Queens of Fourfour and Tricky Pickers, bards and bardesses, princes of Barre and Princessi di Zitherii:

It's time to roll it over. This thread is too slow to load for those at less tham .8M/sec throughput. So here's where Section 5 can be found. C'mon over, ya hear?

Catchya on the flipflop!

A