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 82 minutes of tunes. In stereo.
I make non-profit, local music CD compilation albums. This is my artform. My goal for each Project is a program that lasts eighty 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.
Your tune and name would go on one thousand copies of a physical compact disc.
My Projects are shared with audiences, who will hear new artists on the albums. Then perhaps 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. My producer's preference is for stereo music.
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.
S’o, CA 95824
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.
Record Stores that usually have the album 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.