Thursday, 1 April 2010

To sell? Or not to sell...?

Hello everyone :)

I hope you're well. :) I just thought I'd do a quick blog whilst I'm waiting for my music computer to 'warm up'!

My CD is currently at the printers and I have been informed that I will receive all the copies back...all 1000! (eek!)...in about a week and a half. - Though we won't know for sure until they confirm a date. It's getting more and more real! - Well, it was real anyway, but you know what I mean. ;) Now I have to sort out my jiffy bags ready for sending them out to people. :) (Hopefully anyway! Lol) I have an image in my head of myself just sitting here with a pile of boxes of CDs and jiffy bags, just refreshing my inbox checking for orders, and never getting rid of them. :-S

A bit like this really...


Let's hope not! :-S *I'm crossing my fingers already*...


As you can see, Violet will do nothing to help me...though she was pretty helpful with the artwork...

"Oh yes! That's me!...Good choice..."

Anyway, I shall leave you in peace now. As you can see, I'm not the greatest drawer! Lol.

Lots of love xxxxx

P.S - You can click on the artwork, Violet and Holly photo to make it bigger and get a sort of preview of the album art. :)

55 comments:

Larry said...

Haha, that was funny! If worst comes to worst, you can take heaps of them to the 'live gigs' and pass them out for coasters. Do yall have 'coasters' over there? They are what you sit drinks on so the glass/can does not leave a mark on the table. LOL! Me and my silliness today, lol. This is all so exciting! Cannot wait to get my hands on one! :)

Larry said...

BTW, meant to say that the drawings do not enlarge for me. The photo does though. :)

Trevor said...

I think we're all on tenterhooks,Holly -- pity we can't help with filling the jiffy bags.I like your forward thinking in having a box of Lemsips to hand --perhaps you could get them to sponsor you:Holly Kirby,the new face of Lemsip!Catchy or what?

Trevor said...

PS Like Larry,the images don't enlarge for me either but the photo does:)

wolfgang said...

Beautiful artwork as far as I can see. I'm shure you will get rid of your CDs. Keep two in mind for me!

me said...

Will I ever get my kitchen back? *sigh*

Larry said...

Kitchen? Well, we could make you a tent out back to cook in, lol.

wolfgang said...

Die Küche ist in Hollies Hand
die Mutter ist daraus verbannt.
Die Ex-Spionin seufzt und stöhnt,
"Hab' ich denn so mein Kind verwöhnt?
Muss sitzen in der Besenkammer!"

Ja, wir verstehen Deinen Jammer.
Doch wo die Kunst die Schwingen breitet,
man weder Speis noch Trank bereitet.
Die Kunst umschwebt ein heil'ger Rauch,
Drum schweige Mund und schweige Bauch!

Trevor said...

Congratulations Me,you are now a truly liberated woman....the best thing about being a woman is her capacity for fun..o o O.Go for it and ,if you overdo it,you know where the Lemsips are!

me said...

Liberated Trevor ~ lol! ~ if I understand Wolfgang correctly ~ he has just relegated me to the broom cupboard :D ~ but I know what he is getting at ~ haha!
Our home is very small with the kitchen being the biggest room, so H has taken it over since she started her musicyness ;) We even have her piano (clavinova) in the kitchen!!
I think I may need something a little stronger than Lemsip :) (other brands are available ;))

Larry ~ your coasters are the same as ours ~ yaaay! :)

Larry said...

Maybe move the kitchen to Holly's room? Like - play 'switcharoo' lol.

me said...

LOL Larry! ~ She already sleeps in a broom cupboard!!! ;)

Larry said...

Poor little thing. Guess it is back to the tent then. :)

xenonrush said...

I too am concerned about you distributing the CD's. The demand is sure to be great and if you mail them out alphabetically there may not be any left by the time you get to X.

me said...

Well....there ya go Xeno....that's what you get for choosing an X rated name ;)

wolfgang said...

Mmmh."Cynocephalus" is good. "Wolfgang" is bad, but better then "Xeno". Mmmh.
Xeno, I will order three and you will pay me a not too small but affordable bonus. OK?

me said...

LOL at you two ;)

I see you are a businessman WG!

....but I am luckier than both of you, becauase I have heard it already AND I don't have to wait in a queue! ;)

wolfgang said...

Poser, poser!!! Stay away from the kitchen, go to the broom cupboard. LOL

me said...

LOL...and I really can spell 'because'..I practise it with the children at school...Big Elephants Can't Always Use Small Exits ..... get it? ;)

Trevor said...

Does Holly really have a broom cupboard to herself ? Luxury ! When I was a lad four of us had to share a broom cupboard --- last one in closed the door !
Me just remember...brown paper packages tied up with string..these are a few of my favourite things ....I can hear you singing along now and ,as in a dream, I can see you dancing gracefully around the kitchen without a care in the world.
This sixth sense I have is quite remarkable,don't you think?.....Are those Edelweiss I can see in the garden.....

Trevor said...

PS It's nothing to do with the fact that my surname begins with the letter 'A' but I think that sending them out in alphabetical order would be the right and proper thing to do :)
And Me,lucky person that you are having heard it,you can tell us privately so Holly doesn't hear,is it any good ?

xenonrush said...

Bonus Wolfgang!!! You must be a rich banker even to be able to type the word.

me said...

Trevor ~ lol ~ you have a wonderful imagination :) ~ I wish!!

Like you say, H doesn't know she's born...there were 8 of us and we only ever had 3 bedrooms but I don't remember feeling cramped or hard done by ~ it was just the way it was ~ and fun too :)

I think I may be biased but I love it! Gold and Blue and Beautiful Deceit are may favourites ;)

Xeno ~ don't worry ~ he did say 'affordable' bonus! You can always claim it back on your expenses ~ just add it to the duck house! ;)

Trevor said...

What a coincidence,Me,there were 8 of us too and we had a zinc bath hanging on the outside wall ! It seems incredible today,doesn't it ?

Gold and Blue,Beautiful Deceit are my favourites plus Riddles and Rhymes :)But it's a close call because there are so so many .You see,I like A Woman You Don't Know but I also like Who Are You .....but which one's best? There's only one way to find out.......

xenonrush said...

Zinc bath. Luxury! We had a damp flannel (when the ice had thawed) to share between us and the other 10 families in the road.

wolfgang said...

To buy or not to buy...? CD or duckhouse...? Xeno make up your mind!

me said...

Trevor....do you mean..fiiiiiiight ;) (Re: Harry Hill ~ lol)

Xeno ~ tut tut ~ now you are being very silly ~ you are just jealous I think ;)

Actually, we had a zinc bath too, so there. It came out on Sundays and we all took turns ~ we were very 'green' don't you know, even in those days ;) *trying not to think what colour the water must have been* I can still smell that carbolic soap ~ mmmmmm!

Trevor said...

Spot on,Me,it has to be the woman who was clearly a French Spy against the woman who can't decide which make up to wear!The winner gets a Holly Kirby knitted character!

Favourite cover is Carey starring the incredible headless dulcimer player and the case of the disappearing cat who gives up half way through having simply had enough!As Popeye used to say ' That's all I can stand,I can't stand no more!'.:)

As for the bath,I think we should draw a veil over it,and as for the outside toilet!!!!

Larry said...

Zinc bath? Alls we had when I was young was homemade soap and the creek. A washtub for the winter was a nice lux, lol.

Trevor said...

Larry,you weren't that boy playing the guitar in Duelling Banjos were you?

Larry said...

Lol, Trev. No, but that is the same area, The Appalachian Mountains, where I grew up.

me said...

Too many spiders in the outside loo Trevor ~ Eeeeeeeuw!!!
Oh the memories! ~ Methinks we're a bit too spoilt nowadays!

Home-made soap Larry ~ wow! That would go down a storm now with the greener planet and all that.
Your Appalachian mountains are wonderful!! It is like another world. I was transfixed when watching the DVD and did surprisingly well at understanding almost everyone, with a couple of exceptions ~ lol!
I love the smiley lady who said they didn't even realise they were poverty stricken until someone told them ~ amazing!

Larry said...

Bet that was quite a shock, lol. How about the guy who said it was 1964 before they first had electricity, lol. People cannot even begin to imagine what that life was like.

Trevor said...

I have a new plan to give xeno a better chance :) Distribution of CD's to be done on the basis of Age and Beauty ! What do you think ?

wolfgang said...

Trevor, isn't this an oxymoron? And do not destroy my business model!!!

me said...

Don't stick up for Xeno Trevor ~ lol!.....if it goes on beauty the beautiful swan will beat us all :)
If it goes by age, everyone will lie ~ haha!
Oops! WG's business deal is in jeopardy!

wolfgang said...

It w a s in jeopardy. Me~Thank you!

Mike said...

I'm sure your 1000 copies will sell in no time at all. Another musician I follow (Marina V) had a "mailing party" to deal with the outstanding orders when her boxes of CDs arrived, she invited friends to help pack them and label them. I wouldn't want you doing all the hard work yourself! She also numbered them (I got #119), not sure if that's a good idea really or if you would do the same. Who would get #1 ??
Mike

xenonrush said...

Forget age and beauty. I think it should be done in reverse alphabetical order and Matthew 20:16 agrees.
Two more entries and this one is up to 40 comments. Is that a record?

Trevor said...

Well,Me,I take your point about people lying about their age and,therefore, the criterion has to be Beauty.WG has a good point re: undermining his business model so I aim to assuage these concerns by adopting a scientific approach.

Whether someone can be described as being beautiful can be measured in terms of the spatial relationship between the features of the human face.The perfect face is found when the spatial relationship is as follows:the forehead should be 9cms deep and 14cms wide;the gap between the eyes should be 3 cms;the distance between eyes and chin should be 12 cms and that between eyes and mouth 8 cms.

These measurements are exact ; I have taken the time to check them against my own facial features and they correlate perfectly.

Sorry WG,the business model is looking a little shaky !

Larry said...

Don't know about the 'beauty' part but I would make out OK if we went by age and I am not ashamed to admit it. Heck, I can even hide my own Easter eggs now!!!

wolfgang said...

Trevor, I'm glad to hear, that you are the Meter-Standard for facial beauty, and you won't believe it... We should meet in Paris to offer our skulls to the National Archive as a honourable sacrifice for mankind.
Holly wrap two CDs..., please!!!

Trevor said...

Sorry,Larry,but as Me has pointed out,although you're only 35 you might claim you were only 25 --- how a woman could suggest such a thing I cannot understand !

Wolfgang,believe me I'm as amazed as you are at the results.Isn't Science extraordinary ? I'm happy to meet in Paris and to join you in such a selfless offering,though I would appreciate it if we could defer it for a few decades -- at least.Is that OK with you ?
PS I think your emotional appeal to Holly is a sensible move !

Trevor said...

I forgot to say,Happy Easter everyone!

wolfgang said...

OK Trevor. But you know: Paris will be always a nice place to lose ones head.(since 1792)

me said...

Happy Easter Trevor~ Happy Easter everyone!!
I have just realised that I haven't had even one egg this year *sad face*. My 2 girls and granddaughter are all dairy free, so it seems a bit mean to munch yummy creamy chocolate eggs in front of them...what a martyr I am ;)

I will have to find myself a tape measure tomorrow and see if I match up to the required measurements Trevor. I must admit to never having heard that before....are you sure you didn't make it up ;)

Good idea with the 'mailing party' Mike.

Trevor said...

Hello Me, I swear it's true -- I've just checked in the mirror ! :)

wolfgang said...

The world is so full of beauty. Trevor and Me: "Shine on, shine on!"

"Wolfgang auch Du erhelle in Schönheit das Dunkel der Welt!"

xenonrush said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and said to be only skin deep so except for me it is clearly over rated.
me ~ Can't you sneak down to the garden shed for a quick cream egg. Easter isn't Easter without one.

wolfgang said...

Xeno, despite your personal preferences I would favour Me and Trevor. Trevor's beauty is scientifically proved and in case of Me her appearance is leaving no room for any doubt. Sorry, old fellow!

me said...

Haha! WG ~ what a gent! ~ but I don't think you have seen me have you ~ lol ~ I think you must be mistaking me for someone else ;)
Poor Xeno seems to have lost out here *sad face*
Didn't have an egg to sneak and eat :( even missed out on the Cadbury's Creme Egg version this year, which is very unusual for me!

me said...

Have just noticed the counter at the bottom of this page ~ left hand corner right at the bottom.
Holly put it on when she added this blog comment and it now has had 533 views ~ goodness!

Trevor said...

Indeed,I think Xeno has lost out here but will,I'm sure,live to fight another day.
WG - you are Grace personified.

As for Me, Cadbury's is simply not good enough--you are clearly a woman of taste and discernment;for you it should be nothing less than Hotel Chocolat !

Anonymous said...

Awwww.... poor Me. I have a little Thorntons egg for you and will drop it in later x

xenonrush said...

I guess everyone apart from me and Me have ruined their beauty by eating vast numbers of choccy eggs. I have heard that it is possible to eat too many although it's had to imagine.