Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Ideas, Free Music and Bootlegs

Blog #100:  New Ideas, Free Music, Bootleg Recordings

For those unaware, I have another website where I put up free live recordings of gigs I've played. ( www.JonCrowleyMusic.bandcamp ).  I make all the music available to stream and for Free download.  However, at the end of this week the music will no long be available to download(free or otherwise), you will still be able to listen to it streaming though.


Earlier this week, I was talking to a friend of mine on the phone about the new music I was writing and I decided to send him 2 recent shows I recorded.  I used a flyer from the most recent show(@ Sycamore) for the cover, taped it up all nice and then really liked the way it looked.  So I pulled an image i liked for the second live show(@ Freddy's), and taped it all up too.  I liked the way they looked so much, and the nice handmade-ness too them that I made a bunch with the remaining flyers and had the idea to give one away with each purchase of one of my studio albums when I play shows in the future.  That way people will essentially be getting 2 CD's for just 10 Dollars. (or they can buy just the bootleg live shows for $2).  I also bought Labels for the actual CD's and made those too.  It was a lot of fun, and it felt like the CD's i used to buy at punk rock shows when I was in high school.  I have a certain nostalgia for the black and white xerox covers and the uneven cuttings that were done by hand.  I hope to make my live recordings available on a website in the future too. (though you can always order one from me directly for $5 ($2 + $3 for shipping). Paypal me @

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