If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from getting these vinyls made, it’s that shoes from the Warehouse can suck!
One game of soccer with the nephews and they’re toast. But what was I thinking, shoes don’t cost twenty bucks. Unless they’re not really shoes.
I dunno what that has to do with making the vinyl. Maybe something about doing things quick, easy and cheap. That’s definitely not what this vinyl is.
We ran the PledgeMe back in November and it hit it’s target in under 11 hours. Massive thanks to everyone who fronted up back then and held out til February for delivery! Pressing orders were dispatched to the States, then it went through three test presses with clicks and pops appearing and redoing master stamps until we got one that was a clean cut.
I guess that’s why vinyl went out of fashion, right? Digital is less fuss. To make, to copy, to transport, to store, to sell, to share, to hear. But this isn’t a digital file. It is a handmade, delicate piece of physical art. It is tangible and handleable and there’s only 300 of them on the planet. Some of you have one.
The cover art was beautifully hand drawn by Liv McPherson and Harry Gyde in Lyall Bay. The jackets and inserts were printed at Westprint in the Waitakere. And packaged up for postage in our front room.
The retail copies were shrinkwrapped by the bro’s at APET.org.nz in Papatoetoe. If you ever need anything shrunkwrapped, hit them up - “Employment and involvement in the community for people with disabilities” - These guys treated each unit like it was the most important thing in the world. I liked that. This is all part of the hand made. And for those who pledged, Ruth hand scrawled 75 lyrics as posters over multiple late night sessions.
Find the best set of speakers you can before playing - it’s worth the effort.