It’s been the standard way-too-long since I updated here, but I just realised that I should put up a post about this, my new EP! It’s called Lost Stories and you can listen/download it from bandcamp, or get it on itunes.
The four songs were written over January and February and recorded on my new portable recorder (which I was able to buy thanks to my Patrons!)
The lyrics and chords are up on this here website, and below is a playlist of the songs performed live at the George Tavern.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoy the EP.
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If youre wondering what has become of Y Factor, I have changed it’s name and moved it to my new Scratch That Records blog. It’s now called Scratch That Recommends (see what I did there?) and won’t be limited to albums.
Check out the first post here. And let me know what you think either on tumblr by reblogging, or twitter using the hashtag #STRecs. I hope you’ll follow the new blog – if you have tumblr you can do that here, if not you can follow on twitter or facebook where I’ll link all the articles, or add http://www.blog.scratchthatrecords.com/rss to your RSS reader of choice.
Just a quick update as I have updated some things.
1. You can now hear almost all of my music on Spotify, since I’ve just added two more albums on there (including Winter). So please, listen, share, make playlists, do whatever it is you do on Spotify!
2. My bandcamp page can now be used to buy single songs as well as full albums. It’s cheaper than itunes and you can download at higher quality. Bandcamp is ace.
3. scratchthatrecords.com is now more than just a shop. There’s even a tumblr you can go follow if you’re into that.
4. New video.
5. Oh shit! Almost forgot – I produced an E.P. for Ed Stockham and it’s just come out. Here it is on bandcamp – itunes – STR. I suggest the physical copy as it comes in a comic book!
6. You’re cool.
I’ve decided to set up a charitable arm of Scratch That Records. Obviously the label is only small and doesn’t make much money, so we’re not gonna save the world in the next year, but still – it’ll be something, and moving forward it’ll be good to have it all set up.
I’ve decided to send the money through kiva.org, having seen John Green discuss it on YouTube. The idea is that you loan money (interest free) to entrepreneurs who want to set up a business but don’t have access to finance. Once their business is going, they pay the money back and you can lend it out again. I think this is a good fit for a small business, and will let a relatively small amount of money go a long way over time. Plus being Internet based it’s good to be able to lend money all over the world.
To start up the fund I’ll be using 25% of all sales from scratchthatrecords.com, the Blue Skies bandcamp page and my adsense (advertising on my youtube videos) in the month of December.
Obviously there’s nothing there yet, but come January you’ll be able to see all the people we’re lending to by going here, and perhaps I’ll get you guys to suggest where our money should go next.
p.s. The time of year may be partly responsible for this, so to help you get on board here’s a picture of our tree. There are more if you click through.