Goodbye 2012!… Hello 2013!
A Very Happy New Year to everyone! May we all have a very prosperous, exciting, healthy, successful, and fun new year ahead! And I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday season.
I think in the last episode I said there would be a special Christmas edition… well, I think that ‘train has sailed.’ So we will do a special ‘New Year’s Edition’ instead…
This will be a short one today, just a couple of things I want to let you know about, both on the NoV Reverb page… “Empty Stretch of Road with Sky” is currently available as a free download on the Nights on Venus ReverbNation page – click here – and will be until I put up the final mixdown version of “Between Two Worlds (High Altitude Mix)” (probably next week). I don’t anticipate the final mastered version of “Empty Stretch…” being significantly different so it is pretty much the version that will appear on the album.
Also, on the Nights on Venus Reverb page, I have made all the songs from the first two albums – Nights on Venus and In 4 the Evening – available for purchase where half the proceeds go to the Fender Music Foundation. What the Fender Music Foundation is and what it does:
“The Fender Music Foundation is a music charity funded by people who want to change the state of music education, people who believe music is an integral part of society and want to make music more accessible to everyone.
The donations we receive allow us to provide instruments to school music classrooms, after school programs and music therapy programs. We select programs that are in-need, ongoing, sustainable and give more people the opportunity to make music.”
The Fender Music Foundation is a 501(c)3 national music charity that provides instruments to music education programs across the country, including many schools. Nights on Venus… I, fully support this and I hope you will too. Look for the ‘Red Heart’ tag on the Reverb page… and also look for and support other artists who support other charities such as Oxfam America, Half the Sky Foundation, and World Vision on Reverb.
Wishing you and yours all the best for 2013… and beyond! – Craig
“In 4 the Evening” is the second and current album from Nights on Venus and is available as a digital download on CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon.mp3, Bandcamp and other fine online retailers. On CD through the NoV website. “Another Day in Paradox,” the new album, will be released in the first half of 2013.