Rough day. My dog Arko is not doing well, but the vet came and gave him another shot. I think we are talking weeks, not even months. He spends most of his day in a windowless room (I don’t know why he keeps going in there) and has lost the use of one of his hindlegs.
Then I cancelled the release of Winter Rose through 33rd Street, because of some accounting issues we are having regarding La Semana. Best case scenario: the issues are resolved within a couple of weeks and the CD will be released through 33rd Street and it is biz as usual. Worst case: we press a few thousand CDs for sale during the tour in November and from our web site. The album will of course also be available from iTunes and our own ListeningLounge.
I just came back from a lunch meeting with Canton, who demonstrated the new ListeningLounge to me. We had lunch at Annapurna, which features ayurvedic vegetarian food and free Wi-Fi. It’s a new favorite! I had a big smile when our user interface gave me the option of downloading four types of mp3 files – 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps – or an AIF file (CD Quality). We will incorporate the Tag concept, but they will be a dropdown choice, so people who don’t want to deal with them, don’t have to even see them. I think Tags will be a very convenient way to find, say every song that I played electric guitar on, or where I played an electric guitar solo, or every song that Jon played acoustic bass on.
This looks like a very interesting book: The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You are Waking Up and Changing the World