Ah, now my evil scheme is revealed. This whole blog malarky is just an excuse for an exciting retail opportunity.
Seriously though, if you’ve got a few quid burning a hole in your pocket, you could do worse than chucking some of it in my direction, in return for some quality products. After all, I don’t think the ‘internet video editing’ business model is really going to work out for me:
1) Spend bloody ages editing a funny video. And I really do mean ages. Months sometimes.
2) Put the video on the internet.
3) Let everyone watch it for free.
…and that’s where it all falls down really. Thinking about it, it’s a bit similar to Cassetteboy’s previous business model:
1) Spend bloody ages editing a funny album. And I really do mean ages. Years sometimes.
2) Album appears on the interent.
3) Everyone listens to it for free.
I don’t want to come across like a hypocrite though, ‘cos man I love those free internet albums. And videos. As soon as they figure out how to pirate food via peer-to-peer file sharing networks, I’ll never have to spend any money ever again.
(I’ve just thought about how that might work, and it’s quite put me off my dinner, I can tell you).
Where was I?
Oh yes, give me some money. If you want. I mean, it will only encourage me.
Currently available are the following exciting products:
Cassetteboy – Carry On Breathing
Our latest album. Adam and Joe recently played some tracks from it on their great 6music show. They said it was “very enjoyable stuff indeed” as well as saying something about our being Joe’s new boyfriend.
Cassetteboy – Dead Horse
Our previous album. It’s a bit like a greatest hits I suppose, certainly if you’ve seen us play live, a lot of the tracks you will have heard came from this one.
Michael Bollen – Earth Inc
Once upon a time I wrote a funny book, and it was called Earth Inc. (Don’t worry, the standard of narrative in the book is better than that.) You can read some extracts from it here:
And that’s it. We don’t have copies of any of our other albums any more, so I guess you can go ahead and download those guilt free. Woo-hoo!
The other stuff you can buy from our friends at Spymania, here’s the link:
Thanks. You won’t regret it.
UPDATE: A few people wanted t-shirts. Never let it be said that I don’t listen to public opinion. Ladies and gentlemen, I rather apologetically present:
Cassetteboy’s Emporium Of Crap
When things have quietened down a bit, I might see if we can do some others with ‘classic’ Cassetteboy quotes on (“18 bottles of piss and a matching t-shirt” from this would seem like an obvious choice). If you have any other suggestions, please leave a comment.