In the interests of continuing to involve you, blogsters, in the process, here are a couple more notes on the DVD we’re producing:
(a) Most of the footage comes from Martyr’s in Chicago. We do have footage from other shows, and some of it looks very tasty, but the Martyr’s musical performance is pretty good and we felt that was more important than glossy visuals. We also shot two nights there so there’s a few more choices, angles etc.
(b) I decided not to include my intros to each song from the show. However we’re planning to shoot a sit-down interview/chat in which I will talk about stuff in general, and each song in particular. Then when you watch, you’ll have the option of seeing just the music, or intros plus music. This is so that you can enjoy the songs without hearing the same story each time; and to break up the sameyness of watching me in closeup at Martyr’s for 1.4 hours.
(c) If there’s time I plan to make a ‘soundtrack-only’ CD, which will be more affordable than the DVD. That means the individual live tracks will also end up on iTunes etc. (and you can buy several to give away as Xmas presents!)
(d) As this will be a very cosy, home-made affair I plan to number and autograph the first 1000 copies as I did with ‘Forty’. This time we will try to come up with a fairer way for the first that come to be the first served. Suggestions welcome!