P. Bear’s Evolution.
As you may know, I’m just over half way to my goal of releasing a song every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in 2007. The songs are premiered via the P. Bear Podcast and collected in digital albums, and most famously The Box Set. This release schedule will amount to 156 songs released, for free, in 2007. But that’s not all. Because I’m giving them away I wanted to create bonus tracks as an insentive for people to buy the definitive, higher quality versions. This will add about 24 more songs, or so. At present I’m fast approaching song #100 with 95 released. For those of you who were introduced to my music a while ago, I hope you’ve enjoyed the evolution as much as I have.
Around the middle of March or so the P. Bear Podcast experienced a windfall of media interest from the likes of NPR, Wired.com, mp3 blogs and iTunes editors themselves, at one point pushing it up the iTunes Music Podcast Chart to #3. Since then it’s been a bit quiet, which might lead one to believe that it was all just a flash in the pan. All I know is that have focused 99% on the music since that time, and 1% on promotion. For example, I did an interview with The Globe & Mail in May and am only now getting round to posting a link. The way I see it, I’m still just getting started, and I’m brimming with ideas for the final acts of this play! If when I started my music was ‘okay’, and my stated goal was to become ‘amazing’, then I’d be happy to have reached ‘appealing’ by now. I’m not sure if I’ll get there, but a bear’s gotta aim for somethin’.