The early songs will lose endings & Word of mouth.
With regard to my podcast, one day soon the tracks which many of you came to know me by, namely those released in January and February, will be hosted as long-form samples only. That is to say, downloading them from the podcast, through links, or listening to them on the player will reveal only 2 minutes (or 3/4 the length, for shorter songs) of their running time before they fade abruptly.
So, consider this is your warning. It will happen at this bear’s discretion without further notice. Therefore, if you know anyone who you think would enjoy these early tracks in their entirety (for free), please steer them in the right direction.
The motive and design is simple. As the podcast ages, the songs will be released as albums on iTunes (and other digital retailers) collected by months and re-titled (also according to my whim.) As discussed earlier, February’s songs shall be henceforth known as Liquid Gold. January: Meet Podington Bear. These albums will be professionally remastered and in some cases the songs will be remixed. I may even include a bonus album-only track or two. Stay tuned for cover art.
Since The Podington Bear Podcast reached #13 on the iTunes Music Podcasts Chart in early February (thanks to editorial placement and a few blog mentions) it has enjoyed a decent showing on the top 100. Most recently it has hovered in the 60’s. I was pleased to note that it is climbing again and presently sits at #24. I thought perhaps I could attribute this to word of mouth, but digging a little deeper I see that the kind folks at iTunes have made a little banner prominently featuring my mouth and nose, no less.
Nonetheless I’ve got a hunch that the only way I can expect to truly attract a larger, true-blue listening audience is by word of mouth. So if you’re enjoying this sonic journey , all I ask is that you let ten or twenty people know.