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TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Travis-Live Shows?
« on: October 11, 2018, 10:08:58 PM »
Well we have spent the last year and some concentrating on Lindys recovery. We have just begun working on projects again so we can have something new soon.

TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Buckethead Appreciation
« on: August 20, 2018, 09:15:57 PM »
Hi Trev_dog. Thanks for the shout out. It's appreciated. As you can see this place is as dead as CD's. Times have changed. Community has shifted to apps and music distribution has completely changed. Definitely was lively here for awhile. Its a bit of a gas station after the interstate now. I'll keep it here as an archive, a lot of good information is still here. thanks for checking in.

Well then i'll try to keep you up to date here ;D.

TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Hey Travis, what's new?
« on: April 25, 2017, 09:20:03 PM »
Hey, Thanks for your interest. Iíd say from the looks of this place little has changed. Weíve talked about this before. Basically itís the indy music business has so radically changed, the way people hear, buy and distribute music, that the little label I started and did somewhat well for the last 20 years no longer can operate the way it used to. It costs more to record and produce music then it can make. Simple as that. I still make music for myself and produce and play on other peoples records. Because it all comes out of my pocket the pace has slowed to when I have the free time to work on stuff. I still have a record Iíve been working on with Vince DiCola, itís a great record but its production has to come after I pay for the lights and rent. Same with the record with DJ. Iím still making records with my brother, DJ and Paul ill. We have a couple more songs Iíll post soon. The thing you posted with Bob is something Iím recording for him, heíll tell you about it when the time is right.  I just recorded the basic tracks with Vince DiCola and Rick Livingstone for a project called SagAstar weíre getting to the overdub stage now. Iíll try to make a little more effort to post here just so anyone who looks here once in a while can get updates. But I would encourage anyone interested to friend me on Facebook, I tend to post news there more than here just because more people have eyes there then here now.

I don't know for sure, Perceval Press did the pressing but I would think 500 or less.

All said i do think this will all get worked out. This is a transition period. I don't blame the downloader anymore than taking fruit off a tree thats out in public or even not so public. It's human nature. I blame the service providers and the lack of repect for intellectual property, actually not respect but consequences with teeth. It will be up to congress to address the problems of copyright issues that addressed the circumstances of decades ago. Then i think it will be a matter of ISPs being responsible for content that passes through their pipeline and streaming services paying a fair share to the creators of their content.

Yes, I'm always working on something. I do have a handful of projects that I would love to finish and I'm working on some new things as well. The inactivity here is completely related to the death of the CD. Without the revenue from CD sales there is no money to pay for musicians, the studio or the manufacture of hard copies of anything including back catalog. That leaves artists to do the least expensive option for producing music and whatever works in terms of distributing it and not much does. So that has slowed everything. Collaborations means those meager earnings are split to the point of why bother. So it's kind of been every man for themselves. The last CD i released and probably really the "last" CD was Requiem and that probably never will recoup expenses. Viggo continues to release hard copies because he likes to and can. I've enjoyed the vinyl LP process but there is no way it will save the music business. Unlike a lot of my musician and music professional friends, I am still here. I manage keep the doors open but a lot and I mean most of the production studios around me are gone. In the meantime, because it's what I do, I will continue to record and film music, I just don't know what I'm going to do with it.

Probably not. The T-shirts we used to have were left overs from tours. I don't think they even made t-shirts for this years tour.


Viggo and I just finished our first venture into the world of vinyl.
This is a compilation of tracks remastered from other releases for vinyl. There is one original track just for this release. Mostly Viggo on solo piano but Buckethead and I play on a few tracks. There are just a few hundred of these pressed and as Viggo likes to do, will probably not be repressed. Just a guess on my part but like "One Less Thing To Worry About" this will probably be a collectors item. Pressed on high quality vinyl, 17 songs, double LP set. More information here:!/Viggo-Mortensen-double-vinyl-LP-Seventeen-Odd-Songs/p/68031187/category=818120.

Lindy's new EP is now available on CD for $10 and available for download on Bandcamp for $6 here:!/Lindy-Dickerson-Rubber-and-Bolts-download/p/50090174/category=818126

TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Thanatopsis "Requiem"
« on: August 19, 2015, 12:37:35 AM »
We stalled at just a few above 100.  That means i didn't end up out of pocket to press them. Unfortunately many fewer then i had hoped but i wasn't totally shocked given the state of CD sales and music sales in general.

TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Travis-Live Shows?
« on: July 17, 2015, 01:58:09 PM »
One of the reasons we started doing live in studio videos is any interst in seeing us live is spead pretty thinnley outside the LA area. We have thought of doing some live stuff here recently, it would be fun. Thanks for the interst.

TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Thanatopsis "Requiem"
« on: June 08, 2015, 05:10:43 PM »
Thanks to you, almost 100. A few to go and the pressing is paid for. I would not hold my breath on the next milestone however.

TDRS artists, music and related topics / Re: Axiology Repress?
« on: May 11, 2015, 07:22:48 PM »
I'm talking about here. Cd sales here. No lie, I can assure you!

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