You know what I like? Extra stuff. It doesn’t have to be free stuff, just more of the stuff I like.
You wrote a book. I like it a lot. Give me more. What’s that? It’ll be a year? Two? Four years if your name is George? That’s fine. How about a couple short stories about that cool supporting character? Stuart Jaffe has a fantasy novel series called The Malja Chronicles. There are some supporting characters called The Bluesmen. While his series is done (for now) he has recently released the second short story exploring a bit more about this group, a small part of the over all series. That’s pretty cool.
You remember that Punisher movie? The first one that wasn’t so good? (the second was no improvement). Well, nine years later Thomas Jane who played The Punisher was still annoyed that this character never got a good film. So a few months ago he made a 10-minute short. A fan film. It’s awesome. Nobody will make any money from it. He made it because it was in him.
You know that CD I’m making…
Bonus tracks on CDs were part of the reason the ’90′s were awesome. But now in the days of digital downloads, those secret songs are no longer secret. They’re just extras. And interestingly, extra songs are not as cool as extra short films or extra short stories, are they?
According the conditions of my kickstarter project, I am obligated to put 9 songs on this album. Right now I have 13 tracks (one spoken word segment). I didn’t budget for the studio time to record the extra songs, so what do I do? I’m not planning on making another holiday album. If I stick some home demos on the disc, they’ll be noticeably different sound quality. I wish I could hide them on the CD. Remember the first time you let Nirvana’s Nevermind run on too long?
So how I do I deliver this bonus content? I have some ideas but haven’t committed myself to specifics yet. What do you think?