Gift this album

To send a gift of my album via iTunes, you go to [link opens iTunes], click on the album, then choose the “Gift this music” link then choose the “Gift this album” link. (See for explicit instructions.)

If you prefer to give a physical CD as a gift, you can do that here:

OMGB up on iTunes and Amazon

One Man Garage Band is now available both at iTunes and at Amazon. This means that should you for some impossible-to-comprehend reason not want to purchase the entire album, you can pick and choose your favorite songs and purchase them individually.

Physical CDs should begin shipping by the end of the week. Details on that to follow.

One Man Garage Band released!

Available now for purchase at CDBaby (see the link in the side bar) for $9.99. Each song is in high quality 256-bit MP3 format with no digital rights management (DRM aka “copy protection”). These MP3 files will work on any MP3 player.

CDBaby is the recommended way to purchase the entire album for two reasons. First, you also get some text notes and a jpg of Marsha Minten’s awesome album cover. Second, CDBaby’s payment rate to artists is higher than any of the alternatives, which is another way of saying artists like me make more money when you buy through CDBaby.

If you’re only interested in a few songs, Apple’s iTunes Store will be selling individual tracks in a 256-bit AAC format with no DRM for $.99 each. If you use your music with an iPod or iPhone, this is a very convenient solution. I expect iTunes to be online by August 1 at the latest, but I’ll be sure to make noise here when it happens.

Finally, if you’re still into the old school compact discs, I will have those available for sale by July 3.

Album release and sales goals

It happens tomorrow, June 17, my friends. We’ve got one final snafu to straighten out with CDBaby—my artist/album page is up but you can’t actually, you know, buy anything—and I expect it will be fixed first thing in the morning. I will post all appropriate links here once things are ready, as well as begin my email notifications.

A word about that. I’m planning to notify all family and friends of my album’s availability but only once. The last thing you need is me spamming you repeatedly about my musical endeavors. Really, one spam really should be enough. If you sign up for my online Mailing List, though, well, all bets are off (though I will try very hard to make the occasional email I send worth your time).

I have set 10,000 albums in two years as my sales goal, since that’s about what it will take for me to consider creating music on a mostly full-time basis. To say this is ambitious is an understatement. I mean there are goals, stretch goals and ludicrous goals, and this would be the last one.

I don’t know 10,000 people, which means I can’t do this without considerable assistance. If you like the album, I need you to not only buy it but to evangelize it to your family, friends, and co-workers. I have nifty t-shirts that can help. Seriously, though….

The album is a test, the results of which determine how long it will take me to get the next album out. Even if OMGB sells only a couple hundred copies, I’m making another album. It’ll just take longer to get out the door.

Song Notes & Lyrics

Song notes and lyrics for the album are now online in the One Man Garage Band section. I tried to include all the relevant information I could without going over the top. I’m not sure how many people are interested in a line-by-line academic analysis. Still, if you have questions about a particular tune, feel free to shoot me an email. If I get enough interest, I’ll expand on what I’ve written.

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