Back in the 80s, a new musical medium, the Compact Audio Disc, was nascent.  Its existence has led to a new art form, the full-length music program.  By that, I mean one that is at least seventy minutes long.

The Audio CD can hold 79 minutes of tunes.  In stereo.    

 I make non-profit, local music CDs, full length compilation albums.  This is my artform.   My goal for each Project is a program that lasts 79 minutes.  You can see the first three here on my webpage. 

 You are invited to submit a tune for possible inclusion on one of my Retirement Projects.  These  albums have music by folks who are Local (within 50 miles of the Capitol), that is Original and Not otherwise on CD.

I order a thousand of each album  so your tune and name would go on one thousand copies. 
My Projects are shared with audiences at shows, who will hear new artists on the albums.  I give them away at various hows.  Then perhaps they'll attend one of your shows, or find your music for sale. 

Please turn in a song that is either original or otherwise freely usable: public domain and traditional, arranged by you. This is so you control the copyright, and can then assign it to me for this Project, by turning in the master.  Since there's no money involved, it's that easy!   And I mean none: I don't charge you to take part, and I don't charge the audience for copies: I hand them out for free. 

Your tune should be less than five minutes, in CD audio quality, suitable for mastering.  This is going to a thousand strangers who will most likely not know of your music yet, so please do a good job on the song. 

Please don’t use this song on your own compact disc release.  It is central to Retirement Project albums that they are all otherwise unreleased on CDs.  Downloads and cassettes and vinyl are fine…  

If you have any questions, call or email me; I check my messages every day. 
I hope to hear a tune from you soon. 

Edh Stanley 


Box 246862 
S’o, CA 95824 


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Strong Acoustics, the first Retirement Project.


Tomato Vortex

The second Retirement Project album


Tomato Vortex artists include Mike Hogan, Elena Powell, Milwaukee, the Method, James Blonde, Gabe Nelson, Ben Hoke, T. Singh, Awstruck, Jennifer Tosney, Hecate's Riddle, Christine Knapp/Michelle Miller, Amos Robinson, the Horses, Eric Westphal, Mike Farrell and the Henge Trio.

The album was assembled, engineered and mastered by Michael Knapp, at Eat A Fig, in Placerville.  His work made it happen.

Now free at local record stores

Puree Rising's front cover art...

The back of the album, mostly

Record Stores that usually get the albums include

Esoteric, at 1139 Fulton; Delta Breeze, at 1715 10th; Kicksville, at 931 T; Phono Select, at 2475 Fruitridge; Rocket, at 1002 24th, Waxidermy, at 1115A 21st and Medium Rare, at 1104 R.

If they've handed them all out, feel free to message the location of need.