M.S. and D.G. say 'Go Vinyl! cos it's AWESOME and Hip and cool and stuff!'
I say 'I like digital cos it's easy! I like Easy!'
Some Cellar Dwellers have said 'make us CD's!'
I was 'No!'
They were like 'yes!'
I was like 'But CD's themselves, once the high water mark of technology, are now redundant'
They said 'get stuffed!'
I said 'Good argument!'
So I made some CD's. Not many.
We will probably wind up making some for Promo, but I am serious about it being the end of the CD era.
Having $ invested in Physical Merchandise is a business issue. CD's have been a really useful tool but I think Bluetooth, Mobile Phones and the fact the cars are now being made with NO CD PLAYER means it's time to consider that Digital is here to stay.
I thought this was the case for our last album and wound up having to press a bunch of them, but mostly cos the Old Blues Dudes DO have CD players :-)
Still there is something nice about seeing the thing in physical form, and the artwork turned out a treat in print. Thanks to our mates at the Fall of Troy Horse for doing a short run.
How would you be, when making a CD is a Nostalgia Trip. What a time eh?