Justice Now in the news. This article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on 12/18/03, and is by Rashida Edmondson, and is well worth the read.
Forgive the lack of update: busy you know. Finals, projects, DVD releases… You know, the usual.
So, first things first. Perpetuate The Evil will indeed be released on DVD on the 22nd, and it will be quite cool. I just tested everything out the other day, and it’s really something to see my work on a TV screen, rather than a computer. Anyway, hop on over to the special for more info, which is a little out of date, but should be redone today.
Next on the agenda, Destiny Of Heritage. Yes, indeed. I am having a bit of trouble with it, because every time I reread it, I’m not quite pleased with everything. If I’m going to do it, and I surely am, then I want to do it right. So, while the release date is still set for May 2004, don’t hate me if it is pushed back yet again.
Which brings me to “The Book Of Ronin,” which is my second novel being currently written. I am really enjoying the process, and I know it will be really neat when it is done. It is much more poetic than Destiny Of Heritage, so it takes a little longer to write. It will be worth it though.
Okay, enough chit-chat. Back to work.
Just to clear this up, I hate ‘Best Of’ albums. However, I release them because there are tons of people out there who’ve been meaning to buy an album for a while now, but haven’t gotten around to it. You see, when I make a new album, there’s always some songs I love, and others I really hate after listening to the album for a few weeks. This is more like a second chance to release something that I now have a better idea of, after the initial release. Make sense?
Okay, with that said, there are two new releases. The first is the new ‘best of’ album, with some songs from ‘Future’ and some not. If you already own ‘Future,’ then you can buy ‘Future 2.0,’ which is shorter than the usual compilation (16 songs), and so is only five dollars. Cheers.
“Hey,” the old maniacal bum yelled, “You’ll never make it here!” Slightly confused, and noting how notably unhinged the locals could be, Joan (Who was, by the way, wearing a fantastic outfit at the time which, sadly enough, may have provoked the encounter) walked faster, risking a confused glance behind her. The old, wrinkled man’s eyes were wide with focus as he continued. “You should be in NEW YORK; you should be in LA! You ain’t nothin’ but an album cover!” Still confused, Joan continued walking, the man ranting on and on behind her. She contemplated this as her steps and his voice parted.
True story. Hence the title of the new album.
Well! So much good news! First of all, justinbianco.20m.com has done away with that nasty 20m business and can now be accessed through www.justinbianco.com. Go ahead: try it and prepare to be amazed!
More good news… Today is a very special day. Today brings the official birthday of the Blue Bottle Collective. “What’s that,” you ask? Well, it’s an online musician’s co-operative cross-advertising community. What that means is that everyone who is a part of it does neat stuff like put links to other collective members’ websites. Also, when another member releases a new album, all the other members help spread the word. Casually, of course, other members may be mentioned at shows, etc. www.bluebottlecollective.com. [EDIT: No longer, sorry!]
The collective now has four members, soon to be five. The newest addition is Amy René Anderson, who will be collaborating with me on my next album. She sings real pretty.
Yes indeed, I believe that’s all. Keep it real, yoozles.