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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.