OOFFT – a few more orders in but not anywhere near the deluge of the first few days of my ‘free + postage’ offers. I pack ’em up, print postage labels and take them to the postbox.
Only one of about ten reviews/recommendations on my online and in-person guitar lessons Facebook page is appearing on the page. Can’t see any reason why. I’ve put them on the website tho’…and I decide to take some screenshots so I can post them on the Facebook page.
I’ll work out how I want to post them later – meantime, the weather’s fine and I have some merch to deliver further up the lochside. Rather than post it I take the opportunity for a bike ride 🙂
Back home I make some chicken ramen for lunch. By the time it’s ready the sun’s out so I eat in the garden then hit the studio – ;ve decided to release my acoustic version of Wanted (Dead or Alive) as a single. Why not?!
I check the mix and give it a (very) slight tweak then send it off to online mastering service LANDR. Not quite the same as using a proper mastering studio and experienced engineer, but as good as – if not better – than I could turn out myself if I’d a few hours to spare. At £7.50 for pretty much instant turnaround it does a decent job.
As well as getting the audio files and related metadata to my digital distributor (or ‘aggregator’) I realise I have no artwork so mess around a while and come up with a quick’n’dirty bit of artwork. Not exactly ward-winning art, but it’s a means to an end and I don’t have time to fart around too much. Release date is set for Friday 15 July.
We’ve got folks coming on Friday/Saturday and one of the chairs at the dining table needs a repair. I find some wood glue, a wee piece of felt to help jam the spar in and attempt a repair.
Margaret picked up a bargain at the supermarket yesterday – three monkfish fillets for three quid! Yup, three quid…normally would be over £20. I vacuum pack one and put it in the freezer. the other two are topped with tomato puree and chopped black olives then wrapped in parma ham and put in the over for 20 minutes. Turns out good!