Exciting news this morning from our friend, proprietor of the amazing Box Vox blog (and a standout contributor to As Real As It Gets) Randy Ludacer.
When he’s not busy with package design & blogging, Mr. Ludacer writes and performs music — notably his Songs About Packaging CD, and a related live performance at Freshkills a couple years back.
Now he’s got something new — Old!
This batch of songs actually predates Songs About Packaging, for reasons explained here.
I used to think that there might be time to re-record these songs better some day. Now I think they’re perfect, as is. Some audiophiles may inexplicably disagree with me, but I think that these 14 songs—played in precisely this order—are as singular a musical mark as I could hope for.
I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy, as they say, and have been enjoying it quite a bit — “Revenue Stream” and “Expiration Date” being among my favorites. Reminds me of Marshall Crenshaw. In any case, charming.
And there is something new about Old!: The supercool packaging, which includes two small ball bearings rolling in the spine of jewel box. Mr. Ludacer is offering a free copy of old to the “first person to correctly identify the specific artwork that these ball bearings allude to.”
Details here: New Package Design for Old! CD | Box Vox
Old! is available on CD Baby.