2015 29 Dec

The idea of this album came from working with Jay Daniels on the Muffin Junkee Serves Tunes with your Tea Podcast. I have to give Jay most of the credit. We had been talking about live albums as a way to get my listeners to be aware of my diverse music catalogue. In our conversations, Jay turned me onto a rare Syd Barrett live album. It was the one recorded by the legendary John Peel in February of 1970. The album is stripped down with minimal instrumentation and vocals. This is the kind of vibe that I was going for on Jays show. On the particular podcast, I recorded a live set which turned out to be the live album. Jay was interviewing a guest named “Ms Pipa Stafford Shelby” who happened to be the head spokeswoman for the Global Alliance for Muffins, Biscuits, and Crumpets. Ms. Shelby began to trash Jay and I did not like that and so it was that I burst into his studio punk style to have a few words with this crotchety snob of a lady who was pushing Jay around and telling him that he should shave and get a haircut.

The songs for the live album have tracks from my albums Busted in Bulgaria, Forward, California Daze, Rise, the Guittard Tapes Vol. 2, and also several tunes that have not been released on any albums thus far. I think you will enjoy the album. I am proud of it! Thanks Jay!

You can hear the podcast I did with Jay here entitled: muffin-junkee-18-jim-guittard-takes-over-the-studio-for-a-live-set

And here is the Syd Barrett album that Jay and I had in mind when planning the podcast:

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2014 24 Jul

Happy Summer everyone!

I’ve been working this summer to get out all my musical catalog to ITUNES, Amazon, Spotify, and a few others.  I recommend Distrokid as a way to distribute your albums to all you artists.  It is only $19.99 to upload unlimited albums & songs for a year.  If you have your own label, add an additional $16.  It’s quite a bargain compared to TuneCore which is $49.99 per album per year.  I’ve got 8 albums and that would mean $399.92.  That’s a little steep.  Nevertheless, I haven’t cut all ties with TuneCore.  They still administer my publishing.

The albums are up.  You can stream them all at Spotify.  I really like Spotify because you can listen to all your favorite albums and if you want to buy it then you can.  I’ve gotten quite a few listens since I distributed with Distrokid.  “It’s No Fun But I’m OK” seems to be catching on.

It’s No Fun But I’m OK

In a few weeks, I shall pop in with the Jay Daniels the Raving Loony at the Muffin Junkee podcast studio for a short surprise impromptu live set.  Stay tuned!

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