A new goal/experiment of mine is to do weekly posts on this blog with all the “news” of the week. I’ve never been a very consistent blogger so this is an attempt at GROWING and LEARNING but god help me if “consistent blogger” becomes synonymous with my name.
It’s been mega hectic over here since I got set up with Carrot Top for distribution and I had to live on the frantic tip for about three weeks, screenprinting and sewing and whatever else needed to get done. Now that all the records are shipped out though, you’ll start to see more releases in stores as well as be able order the records for cheap $$ directly from Carrot Top. JUMP on that!
In other news, on October 1st Apollonian Sound became the first record label in the world to be registered as a benefit corporation. The FIRST in the WORLD. At least I think so, at least I claim so. There’s very helpful literature on what exactly a benefit corporation is here that I’m pretty sure was written by my big brother. Cool.
After these two developments above and a few others that can’t be pointed at within this article, I’ve been seriously considering what Apollonian Sound is and what I can achieve with it in the future. Its really exciting, to be honest, and while the label itself is growing and expanding I’m focusing entirely on it’s most important aspects (its presence in the physical world and working with charities) and working with people who have these same priorities. Things are looking very good round these parts.
In non Apollonian news, lately I’ve been listening to alot of Antena and this David Kilgour song and CRANES. CRANES. CRANES. I’m really starting to love Cranes. There was also this really great top 10 that Will Oldham did for Criterion that is all real hard feelings and facts and not just a “look how cool I am” list, which, let’s be honest, lists have a tendency of being (just look at the one that started this paragraph!). Here’s his review of The Harder They Come: “Necessity is the mother of invention, and music is one of necessity’s prime agents. Music makes shit happen. Music made this movie happen, and it made Apple become so fucking powerful, and it made my life happen. Johnny, you’re too bad. Whoa whoa whoa.” PERFECT. Meanwhile, Luke wrote this update on the Volvo Ocean race and the way he describes the boat colors in bold really kills me, really gets my dome churning. Don’t know anything else about the race, don’t really think I need to. Keep bolding Luke!!!
That’s - it - for - now. SEE YA NEXT WEEK.