Saturday, May 26, 2007

Yo Meth, Where My Killa Tape At?
posted by O.W.

The Good News: The CDs finally came today. All pre-orders of SSV2 are now packed and ready to ship on Tuesday (Monday is a holiday in the U.S.).

The Bad News: The number of pre-orders far exceeded the prelim estimates which means I have to order an additional batch of CDs from the label. Hopefully, this time, it won't take so long to get them out but it does mean that those who ordered on or after Saturday, May 19th, will likely have to wait until around June 5th to see them shipped out. This also applies to people who made multiple orders (SSV2 + Deep Covers, for example).*

For those in the latter camp, I'm willing to refund your order if you like. Just email me and I can process right away. Again, this only applies to people whose orders were either 1) placed on or after 5/19, 2) included a second or third CD.

Thanks again for your patience. I'm adding another bonus CD for purchasers from the site as a way to thank folks for their understanding.

*Those who ordered the LPs: the LPs haven't gotten in yet but when they do, they will ship immediately.


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Soul Sides Vol. 2: The Covers. LAUNCH!!!
posted by O.W.

Ok, so the day is here: Soul Sides Vol. 2 is officially out.* I'll continue selling CDs through the site and remember - all orders come with a bonus, 8 song disc (delivered electronically) with even more of my favorite cover songs (the titles are on the hush-hush).

However, I won't be selling any future copies of the album on vinyl (pre-order sales will be honored). Instead, I suggest people check with Dusty Groove with that. I'm assuming Turntable Lab will also pick it up eventually but it's not up on their site yet.

The launch parties should be in full swing. I just got back from the Massive Selector-sponsored party in San Diego - that was a blast (thanks Audrey!) and I'm trying to get the L.A. and Bay Area parties lined up and ready to go for June.

Just in case you want to know what other folks think of the album, here's a few reviews for you (not all of which call it the "best thing ever!!!" but we're cool with that):Seriously, I don't want to drown my own site in plugging the CD. Ya'll know the deal. Many of you have already ordered and for that, I'm very appreciative.

I do, however, have other things to talk with ya'll about besides this album (namely, the Betty Davis CDs which I'm about to post about soon). Thanks for bearing with...

*For those wondering why I'm not hosting my own songs, I was asked not to as a way to help give the ringtone sales a boost and that seemed like a reasonable request to me. Besides, it's my album. Just buy it. Support the site!

For those who want to rock some SSV2 tunes on their mobile, there are four ringtones available:We don't want to play favorites but the "Che Che Cole" kind of kicks ass as a ringtone.

By the way, for those who ordered SSV2 on vinyl, there's been delays in getting these finished. We won't be able to ship any vinyl orders until 5/22 or later. Apologies for that, though if it's any consolation, I think everyone is in the same boat as we are.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

Soul Sides Vol. 2 Release Parties - Going Coast to Coast!
posted by O.W.

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Mandrake Bar last night. Me and Murphy's Law had a good ol' time spinning, chatting it up with folks and giving away my Betty Davis promos. We plan on doing this again real soon - we'll keep you in the pipeline.

Speaking of which: here's a list so far of places hosting either listening or release parties for Soul Sides Vol. 2. My thanks to everyone for helping spread the word. We have the following cities represented thus far:

San Diego
Staten Island
Lawrenece, KS
Washington D.C.

At some point, I'll put together a formal L.A. release party, probably in early June. And I definitely want to put something together for the Bay Area too.


Friday, May 04, 2007

Soul Sides Vol. 2: The Covers - Now available for PRE-ORDERING!
posted by O.W.

Soul Sides Vol. 2: The Covers is now available for pre-orders, both CD and LP. All orders will ship out before the May 22nd release date.

Also, one lucky person who pre-orders will win themselves a vintage Califone turntable!*

But wait...there's more: All pre-orders will receive a bonus pack of songs (delivered electronically) - 8 more cover songs, all hand-selected. Half are songs that have never appeared on This offer is exclusive to pre-orders only.

Get your pre-order on! Both CDs and LPs are $14 + shipping/packing.

In the meantime, thanks for all your t-shirt designs. If you still want to get one in over the weekend, holla.

Also, we're still trying to plan out release parties in different cities. If you're still interested in making one happen, holla.

*Sorry, limited to U.S. residents only.


Friday, February 09, 2007

Soul Sides Vol. 2 - Cover and Tracklisting
posted by O.W.

Release date: May 22, 2007

Track Listing:
1. "Fever" Sharon Cash
2. "Feelin' Alright" West Coast Revival
3. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" Al Green
4. "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" Esther Phillips
5. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" Marcia Griffiths
6. "Che Che Cole" Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
7. "Kissing My Love" Spanky Wilson
8. "Let's Straighten It Out" O.V. Wright
9. "It's Your Thing" Cold Grits
10. "Express Yourself" Byron Lee and the Dragonaires
11. "Walk On By" El Michaels Affair
12. "Viva Tirado" Los Mozambiques
13. "Be Thankful For What You Got" Donovan Carless
Bonus Track
"What A Man" Laura Lee

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

posted by O.W.

Hey folks - sorry for being gone. Took a vacation out of town the past week for some much needed R&R. During that time, Zealous sent over some ideas for the new album cover for Soul Sides Volume Two. I wanted to share 'em with the public and get your feedback and which you like best:





No more feedback needed - thanks to everyone who voted!

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