Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

new years resolution is to blog more than never

i watch tv on my ipad and do dishes with my nifty new American Standard faucet and my fancy new Insinkerator garbage disposal. WHAT

baby is due any day. c'mon baby


pretty soon all the P&C stuff will be on bandcamp. spread the word.

I am spending more time directing than making music, and more time working on shit TV commercials than directing, and more time renovating than working on shit TV commercials

i directed videos this year for Moka Only, D-Sisive, e.d.g.e., Greg MacPherson, Pip Skid, Yy, Taichichi, Ghettosocks/Jeff Spec/Timbuktu/Muneshine... and lots more is coming. So fun.

you know i'm a sellout though, right? But I don't have a clothing sponsor.

So music - The John Smith is done, just needs a cover. Once this house gets fixed up, I'm recording The Bad Sleep Well EP, and the mcenroe LP. And recording/producing/whatever the new e.d.g.e. LP. And more is happening. It just takes time, which I have so little of.

Hey, if you took me up on the P&C deal offer thing from the last blog post, thanks. I sold enough stuff in under 48 hours to cover the debt. Many many people stepped up and helped out and made that stressful situation go away quick. Thanks a ton. And thanks to all y'all who sent their regards, and said they would take me up on the deal if they didn't already own everything!

I'm gonna shut down the P&C store as it is now. And I'm not gonna take credit cards anymore. Its a losing proposition.

You should watch less television, I think. And play fewer video games.

Happy New Year. Hope it goes your way.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A shocking bill! - Getting out of Richmond and getting out of the hole

Hey yo! Time for the once a year post, I guess.

Today in my inbox I got an email from my former distributor, Fontana North. Peanuts & Corn was distributed by Fontana North since about 2005, I think. Before that we were with Sonic Unyon.

I put out two records through Fontana North, the John Smith - Growing Pains and Birdapres - Get It Done LPs. Neither really did anything. At about that time I got into film and stopped worrying about releasing records in a timely manner, promo, all that stuff.

The move to Fontana North didn't do anything good for us in terms of promo or sales. In fact it just made it really really easy for stores that had our stuff to return it.

Early on I made a payment to FN to cover those losses. But over the years I have not heard much from them, rarely getting any account statements. I have definitely not had any personal contact from them for several years.

And today I get hit with a bill for $1807.63. I am waiting on details of what this balance is from, with breakdowns and all that. I also have to decide if I want the stock that they are sitting on to be returned, picked up, or destroyed.

Bottom line is this distribution deal did not go well. I am not blaming FN. When I put out records as rarely as I do, how could I be a priority? But a bill like this never comes at a good time.

And speaking of timing, I am moving next month to a new home in East Vancouver. I have started the process of moving and have discovered that I have a lot of stuff. Including a ton of product - probably more product that I ever will be able to sell in today's digital age, considering I have no distribution.

I would like to offer up this product to you people at a big discount, to raise the funds to be a standup guy and pay off Fontana North. Because I pay my debts.

So here we go. I am offering this deal until I raise the $2000 to pay this debt and get my product back from FN in Toronto.

Prices include shipping in the US and Canada. Payment made to on PayPal.

$100 - Every CD ever (almost)

Only 20 pkgs available

** EDIT - ONLY 9 LEFT **

PC008 - mcenroe - the ethics ep

PC009 - farm fresh - played out

PC012 - park-like setting - school day 2

PC013 - moves feat Birdapres - Alleged Legends

PC014 - Pip Skid - friends4ever

PC015 - john smith - blunderbus

PC018 - gruf - druidry

PC020 - mcenroe - the convenience ep

PC021 - Peanuts & Corn - summer 2002 - **SOLDOUT**

PC022 - hip-hop wieners - all beef, no chicken

PC023 - mcenroe - billys vision

PC025 - mcenroe - disenfranchised

PC026 - Yy - Hold The Fort Down EP

PC027 - Peanuts & Corn - fall 2003

PC028 - Pip Skid - Funny Farm

PC029 - John Smith - Pinky's Laundromat

PC030 - Peanuts & Corn - Tape Hiss

PC031 - Break Bread EP

PC032 - mcenroe & Birdapres - Nothing Is Cool

PC033 - mcenroe - disenfranchised 2 / Pip Skid - Funny Farm 2

PC034 - Farm Fresh - Time Is Running Out

PC035 - Gruf - Hopeless

PC036 - Park-Like Setting - Craftsmen

PC037 - Birdapres - Get It Done

PC038 - John Smith - Growing Pains

PC039 - Roddy Bailey - Edge Of Town

PC040 - mcenroe - The Paper Champion

PC041 - Yy - Tape It Back Together

This is a really cool amount of music for a very small amount of money. Once I sell 20 of these packages, thats it.

And for those of you who are not down with physical product anymore, I offer a digital version of the above for direct, sketchy download.

$60 - Every Release Ever after 1998.

All of the above releases plus:

PC010 - fermented reptile - lets just call you quits

PC011 - fermented reptile / park-like setting split 12"

PC017 - Peanuts & Corn - Factory Seconds

PC019 - Pip Skid - Money Matters 7"

PC024 - John Smith - High Arctics 7"


Roddy B - All Types Of Hype Demos

mcenroe - Keeping The Faith Remix EP

Thanks for reading and supporting. Any questions, hit me. Onwards and upwards.