Hello, all. This is a sort of pre-pre-announcement in both these cases, since the actual products aren’t yet available. However, I think the covers are neat, and I want you to see them. This weekend, I am bringing out a collaborative CD with Leslie Hudson and Devin Melanson; it is entitled Pirate Elves in Space. There is a limited print run (100 copies), and it’s also about to go up on the site Bandcamp, though it hasn’t yet quite done so (I’ll edit this post if it does so later on). We’ll have the CD with us at FKO (a convention) this weekend, but we’ll be making leftover copies available for sale afterwards. Bandcamp will also offer the album in digital form.
The album is a sampler containing ten songs. Three are mine: “Everybody Hates Elves,” “Being Watson,” and “Damn Those Dwarves.” The other seven are Leslie and Devin’s; three pertain to Star Wars and four to The Princess Bride. Here’s the album in all its glory, with a cover by Karl Stahl:
But wait…there’s more! I have also been engaged in bringing out a solo album. It’s taken an absurdly long time, but it’s now almost ready. I have all the components and just have to order the CDs and put the music up on Bandcamp. Now, if only I didn’t have all this marking to do…
(And yes, I know how good at procrastination I am. I still haven’t sent out last summer’s swag. I have not forgotten about it. After this bout of marking, I shall force myself to make good on all my promises. I also still haven’t done anything about a WoB book, though again, I haven’t forgotten about it, and I’m actually planning to make a giant compilation after the comic has come to an end. I’m sorry I’m so bad at completing anything except actual WoB comics in a timely manner. The only reason I’ve been able to get anything done with the music is that I have lots and lots of people nagging me.)
At any rate, here is Erik Mohr’s cover for the solo album, which is called Beowulf Pulled My Arm Off:
And on that rather creepy note, I must now create a syllabus, then mark like the wind. The fun never stops around here. But as a bonus, here is a video of Devin’s son singing along to “Everybody Hates Elves” (he had absconded with the master copy of the CD and had apparently just listened to it about ten times):