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News, clips from a radio show, contests, events, and more! This is a big, busy week and I'm going to try my best to condense it down to a five-minute breezeby for you. Sometimes I feel like I'm spoiling you guys. You'd tell me if I was, right? Right, guys?
It's Thursday! By my count, that's at least one day after Monday, when we released "Steady at the Wheel" to critical acclaim and blubbering tears from the unwashed masses that form the CFord Nation.
So, it being the promised 1(ish) day later, I have now removed "Steady at the Wheel" from its pedestal as a free download and turned it into just another grey, shineless, $0.99 tune over at the Store.
Sidebar: someone suggested that I rename the Store the CStored. I'm not sure if I want to move into 'Sounds Like - puns' territory so early in my fledgling career. I have my dignity, after all.
Speaking of which...
Okay, seriously - before we get started - that's two Monday releases in a row! You *said* you would release these songs every Sunday. SUNDAY. Must you always be late, CFord?
Yes, I must always be late. It keeps you hanging on. (Boyfriends of the world, I recommend employing this killer strategy for fostering healthy, meaningful relationships.) It means that when I finally release the song, you're really, really ready for it. It means that I get to enjoy my Sunday nights and lounge about on my Monday mornings. It means another episode of Cougartown before bed.
First things first - thanks to everyone for the response to 'Warrior in Chains.' We ended up with 400+ hits over the last three days, which is just incredible. It's put us into the top 10 ReverbNation Singer/Songwriters in the Vancouver area, and that's all thanks to you guys! Maddest of respects, choicest of props, etc., etc.
Contests (and more)...
I've been getting some good submissions for the 'Name My EP' contest, but y'all gotta keep those coming so that we can get a good vote through. As a reminder, you can send those to firstname.lastname@example.org, post them in the comments below, or post them in the Facebook page.
I've also got another promotion coming down the pipeline that's going to require some audience participation to make work. Here's the premise:
Hey there sports fans! We're back with another free CFord download as promised, as well as a sprinkling of news.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Warrior in Chains.
Today's song is a cheerful one, written from the perspective of a guy in prison. He talks about enjoying his walkies and how nice his cellmates are.
Or something like that. I didn't really listen to the vocals yet. This is called 'paraphrasing.'
You know the rules, kids: the song stays up for free to download for one full day (I usually give you some bonus hours, but don't get sloppy) and then I make sure that all latecomers are given their fair comeuppance by gouging them a full dollar for downloads. We've been getting an awesome response so far, with freebies and cash-ins alike flowing freely like the salmon of the Capastrano*.
Okay, first things first:
I thought I'd start using headings for these blog posts. This is just a new thing that I'm trying.
What this means for you
As you read through this blog, you're going to see letters that are larger than other letters.