I still have two songs left in the guitar/vocal tracks phase of I Make Country Music Records, Sir. I Make Country Music Records, Sir represents the fifth solo album from the one and only Richy Vegas. The songs I still have to track are, "Hockey Goon of Love," and "Anna." I just missed tracking "Hockey Goon of Love" last week. I fucked up on the last verse, because my guitar pick slipped so much that I had too little pick left to strum with. "Anna" is a six minute song about Richy Vegas, the Serial Killer Hound. I still have a ways to go before i get that one down. I hope I can cram enough to record a passable version by Monday. Having a live audience to play in front of really helps to get the songs down to where one can play them smoothly. I really think the experience of having an actual audience listen to one play a song helps one rise to the occasion and builds confidence in one's ability to perform the song. Oh well, cramming it is.
The Small Press Expo will announce the nominees for their awards for this year's virtual ceremony next week. I submitted a PDF of issue number 20 for their consideration. In anticipation of possibly earning a nomination, I ordered ten more mailers in case I received some internet orders for my books. I didn't order a whole bunch. I will probably use up most or all of the mailers I will have in less than six months, even if I don't get nominated.