Monday, October 29, 2012
Almost...really...I really mean it!
It's almost ready! I just delivered the master CD to the CD manufacturer. Yay!! My first EP (a collection of 6 songs, less than a full length CD, often used as an introduction to a new artist) is now out of my hands and being duplicated. I'm so proud of the music and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. Many thanks to my collaborators: Red Spider Multimedia, Bradley James Falconer for R00K, Amy Levine, Mitchell Wilcox, Wolf Wein for Wolf Track Audio and everyone who played roles in this effort.
I had no idea how much effort goes into the full process of releasing a CD. Yes, I have a Christmas CD (which, since the season is approaching, you can download here: Victoria Theodore: Christmas), but that was different because it wasn't original music. I started this process over a year ago in earnest, and I'm looking forward to holding the tangible product in my hands. But even more, I'm looking forward to performing on a regular basis again.
Back in April, when I started working with my co-producer, Brad, I decided that it didn't make sense to book (or take) any more local gigs without having a product to sell. So, I cut way way way back in local performing so I could focus. Not an easy task for a music addict like me, but I found it a necessary evil. Of course, I made sure to always be available for Stevie Wonder gigs (I'm not insane, after all!), but otherwise, I really stepped back. I'm so ready to start playing again! Now that I have my own EP, I also look forward to performing MY music!! Yay!
So, with that stated, I'm performing with Kymberly Jackson on Saturday, November 3 in Oakland! And, yes, you'll be able to buy my EP at the show! Kymberly always puts on a great show and has a loyal following, so be sure to get your tickets early!