I DROP Margaret off in Ruchill then head for a McDonalds.
Not my usual one in Springburn. Or Braehead. Today I stop at Finnieston.
It’s a good choice, for although the parking’s restricted to an hour, the free wifi is superfast…10-15 meg upload speed which is my main purpose for coming into Glasgow today.
I order breakfast then start uploading all the Live at Memorial Hall audio files to the website that will deliver downloads to folks who buy the double vinyl edition…each one has a download card included.
The zip folder is 200 meg which would take all day at home. I’m barely finished my bagel when the upload is complete. I also upload the folder/audio files to my Dropbox account in preparation for media promo and an ‘advance’ download folder to my own server for servicing radio.
I don’t really wanna pop my cherry by giving radio 26 songs all in a one-er, otherwise after a few plays the whole album will be ‘filed’. I’ll give them a bunch of advance ‘preview tracks’ early August when the pre-orders go up, then a week or two before release they can get the full album.
Actually, I don’t have much choice as my server and associated back-end scripts won’t let me upload folders bigger than 100 meg, so until I find a way round that, I can’t upload the full album (200 meg) to the promo distribution system!
I’ve got all I need done in under my allocated parking time of an hour so drop by my mailbox and pick up the mail then – on a whim – decide to go for a walk on Glasgow Green and drop into the People’s Palace for a look round.
Next stop is the Chinese supermarket, Costco and Tesco before picking up Margaret and heading home.
It’s a nice evening, so a I go a wee walk before dinner then watch Andy Murray get knocked out the tennis before finishing off some bits and bobs of work.