have a big update this month, celebrating the first Stereo Society release
since our launch of four CDs last April. BETTYs Carnival
is a 28-minute EP and costs just $9.99 (plus shipping to anywhere world-wide).
More news of the fabulous BETTY and
their home page expansion follows this serious note about shopping and distribution.
Well give you a scrap of history showing the arcane way the CD distribution
business works, then tell you the step weve taken to make sure that
all orders are RELIABLE, FAST and SECURE.
The Stereo Society concept was originally a fresh joint venture with Music Boulevard. We would produce the site and music, and they would handle distribution, hosting, dull technical things etc. Just before our launch, they were swallowed up by CDNow. We had problems with the new management, so had to scatter our distribution to Amazon.com, CDNow and ezcd.com. Because of the antique CD distribution, we couldnt even get our CDs stocked by CDNow.....whats wrong with this picture?
Hospitals reported a surge in cases of writers cramp because you, the shopper, had to sign off on so many credit card forms in so many places. Bears with sore heads are calmer than frustrated shoppers. So from now on, everything you get from our site will be channeled through amazon.coms shopping cart, and you can add anything else you want from their store. They will also take good care of the finances and delivery. Just click on any book or CD Purchase Please box on our site, and you bounce to Amazon.com to complete or to continue shopping for anything you like. You can even buy books, if youre clever and like that sort of thing.
Back to BETTY for light relief and serious fun. The latest Stereo Society interview was easy enough for us. Mike Thorne, who is reunited with them as producer on Carnival, asked a total of five questions and they kept going for half an hour. Thats efficient management. Except no-one can manage BETTY, as you will find if you read or listen to the interview.
Weve given you full access to RealAudio and Liquid Audio previews of the Carnival pieces. Enjoy them loudly, please. However, they cant give you a proper preview of this continuous, conceptual conundrum. For that, you have to hear the CD. Youre welcome to download the first single, Millennium Man. Well keep this available for a while yet. Hurry, hurry, step right up.....
Tons of other new BETTY features are gathered on their home page, including a commentary from Mike Thorne on producing their perennial bloomer of a first album, Hello BETTY!, another tasty recipe, some photos from the archives (that hair!), some more press and fan notes (genuine, of course).
Dont forget the BETTY release party shows. Please get advance tickets, as we expect them to sell out.
March 1, 2000, 9:00 pm
March 3, 2000, 7:30 pm
Weve also added a Site Index. At well over 400 pages, the site has too much treasure that is buried. Weve started the compilation, which will be enlarged steadily. Read Lene Lovichs fiction, relive the production of Tainted Love, or listen to White Cliffs Of Dover played by 120 saxophones.....
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