In 2008, at the age of 50, I made my first record:
The dystopian title was: “It’s Later Than You Think.”
I optimistically ordered a thousand copies. Miraculously, they eventually sold out, (it did receive the Florida Times Union ‘folk record of the year award 😊.”) And I ordered another thousand. By the time those had sold out, I had made several new records, and was presently, um…CD rich. So, I just couldn’t see spending almost $2000 ordering another thousand units that would compete with the half dozen newer titles I had. Plus, I was still writing songs I wanted to record! Moreover, CD sales for all artist have been falling for years like so much rotten fruit. It didn’t seem like a smart move.
“It’s Later Than You Think” has been out of print for over five years now, during which time people have been asking for songs like “Sunshine State,” and “Tears From Carmen’s Eyes,” and “I Am Empty Now.” But I’ve just had to shrug my shoulders and say I’m sorry.
But then last month a company that does CD duplication ran a special: An artist could re-order just fifty CDs, but get them at almost the same individual price I had been paying on the thousand CD order. (I imagine that their business has really felt the impact of people streaming music instead of buying.)
So…I am happy to announce that I have fifty copies! (Well…forty, since I sold ten in Jacksonville this weekend.)
And if you would like to hear/possess/own this soon-to-be-out-of-print-again record, just click HERE to get a signed copy!
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Grant Peeples’ Mission Statement
To try to weave and dance through the troubles of the day.
To shadow box with my memories.
To write like my feet are on fire.
To not be afraid to take a punch.
To encourage others in their respective endeavors.
To remain thick-skinned and bone-tired.
To keep my teeth sharp and my heart soft.
To steer clear of cheap rhyme.
To remember that the symbol IS the message
To pick a fight every day
To see the world through the eyes of others.
To find my people, and deliver onto them.
To not succumb to harmless artistic endeavors.
And to never give up, ever.