Tribute CD Update March 19, 2001

Hey all you Over The Rhine Tribute CD players and pals!

This message was originally sent to my distribution list of Tribute CD folks. If you didn’t get it then, I DO NOT have a current email address for you. You need to get that information to me ASAP!

If you haven’t heard, the official name of the project is “What It Takes To Please You — A Tribute To Over The Rhine”. The website, the best source of up-to-date information, is http://www.drewvogel.com/whatittakestopleaseyou.html. Submissions are CLOSED. No more tracks!

The webpage has been updated TODAY (3-19-01) with new information… Check it out!

Most of you sent in performance information for your track. If you didn’t, or if ANY information has changed, please re-submit.

I need at LEAST the following information from all of you:

1. Title of Song
2. Name of Band/Performer and who played/did what (EXACT spelling and CAPS!)
3. Track producer & other production credits
4. Website and/or contact information
5. City, State where you’re based
6. Few sentence (ONLY!) free-form whatever… Tell us about your band, your perspective, your mom, whatever. No guarantees, but if we have space, we want to use some of this to round out the listings.

Send it to tributecd@drewvogel.com.

Now, if you didn’t submit and want to be removed from this listing, please contact me at drew@drewvogel.com and I’ll remove you.

Thanks!
(i wanna be real)

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Tribute CD Update April 30, 2001

It’s been quiet as far as you know, but behind the scenes, things have been moving forward on the Tribute CD project. Check the website, http://www.drewvogel.com/whatittakestopleaseyou.html, for the most current, up-to-date information on the project.

The artwork is basically done. Linford saw the art for the CD booklet, promo mailer, beg sheets, and supporting materials and loved it. Bruce and Drew are working to find a printer that is willing to donate services (scanning, separating, films, printing, etc) or to offer them at a reduced cost, so that the preparation and duplication of the artwork/booklet doesn’t cost so much money…

We had about 20 song submissions, I think. FAR too many for one CD of any quality. So, we’re considering the options. To some extent, we’re a victim of the success of the project. Bruce and Drew are meeting this week to determine the best way to move forward.

One option is a two-disc set, perhaps with cheaper packaging materials (no plastic jewel case; use cardboard instead, etc.).

Another option is to cut some songs. Neither Bruce nor Drew WANT to do that, if at all possible. But it is an option.

One more option is Volume 1 and Volume 2. We’ll see…

Beyond that, there is the question of royalties for the songs. See, music isn’t free, and you can’t just record someone else’s song and release it. Just to USE these songs on the CD costs money up front, whether or not we sell one single unit. Bruce and Drew decided that the artists on the Tribute CD should NOT have to pay these royalties and that they (Bruce and Drew) would pay them out-of-pocket for the project. Well, that’s over $700, and that money hasn’t exactly been growing on trees…

Also, there is the expense of mastering the project. We’re working with a gentleman who will master the project for us, but there is a travel expense as well as that individual’s charge to consider…

Know this, folks… Bruce and Drew want more than anything to see this project COMPLETE. It’s on track, but the forward motion has slowed a bit. We’re within sight of being done and into production, just not there yet.

Thanks!
Bruce & Drew
(lost & lovely)

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Tribute CD Update June 28, 2001

Hello Tribute CD Players and Pals!

This message was originally sent to my distribution list of Tribute CD folks. If you didn’t get it, then I DO NOT have a current email address for you. You need to get that information to me ASAP!

If you haven’t heard, the official name of the project is “What It Takes To Please You — A Tribute To Over The Rhine”. The website, the best source of up-to-date information, is http://www.drewvogel.com/whatittakestopleaseyou.html.

NOW THE NEWS… We’re in the home stretch of the project. Here’s what’s left to do:

And that we’re waiting for the following things to happen:
* Couple more pieces of text need to be written and added to the booklet
* Need to get DAT submissions ripped to CD
* DAT submissions need to be mastered into the project
* Ordering the dual-CD jewel cases
* Finalizing track order (what song goes in what order on what CD)
* Designing the printing that will go on the actual CDs and getting that done
* Complete the printing/binding of the booklet and tray liner
* Paying the royalties

Some of these things are under my control, some under Bruce’s, some are inter-connected.

None of these items are going to be lengthy, time-wise… Assuming that Drew’s schedule and Bruce’s schedule mesh, we’ll be meeting this weekend or early next week to finish these items.

ALSO IN THE NEWS… I need a mailing address for ONE person from each submission. Please send the following information:
* Name of Submitted Track (case-sensitive — the way you type it here is how it will appear on the track listing. For example,)

What I envision happening is this:
* We’ll get our end in order — finish mastering and begin duping the CDs.
* We’ll open for pre-orders to collect money so we can…
* …pay the royalties and…
* …begin shipping product to our eager customers.

Thanks!
Bruce & Drew
(lost & lovely)

(this email is bulk-sent to those that identified themselves as interested in the Over the Rhine Tribute CD project. if you do not wish to receive future mailings, please reply with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject of your email. you may complain bitterly in the body of your email.)

Our Experience with Laser Vision Correction

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH LASER VISION CORRECTION
Last updated: June 28, 2001

On Wednesday, May 9, 2001, Wendy and I had appointments at LASIKplus Vision Center in the Kenwood area of Cincinnati, Ohio for evaluation of our candidacy for LASIK (Laser in-situ Keratomileusis) treatment. LASIK is an elective surgery that can reduce or completely eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

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New Home for this Site!

This system is now running off my home machine. It wasn’t too big a job to get it going, but I’m certain that there are still some bugs to work out before it’s 100%.

Please bear with me!

This site is running off one of my home machines, a hardened Linux-Mandrake 8.0 PowerPack installation on a Pentium II/350 machine with 128 megs of memory and 6+ gigs of hard drive space.

It connects to the internet through Cincinnati Bell ZoomTown’s ADSL lines using ZoomService to automatically log on each time the machine is booted.

ZoomService also logs the IP address to YI.ORG, a re-director which is necessary since my ISP uses dynamic addressing. Each time the machine logs onto the Internet, a different IP address is given. Logging on to YI.ORG provides a consistent, easy-to-use way to make sure that DrewVogel.COM is always where you expect it to be.

Future enhancements may include migrating the actual DrewVogel.COM site to this hardware, provided that it can be done with a domain name and dynamic IP addresses…