NS Newsletter 004: 30 June 1998
______________________________________________________________________ n a m e s u p p r e s s e d n e w s l e t t e r 0 0 4 june 30th 1998 ______________________________________________________________________ [this issue] * late again * yay, more downloads! * studio upgrade plans * a plug for a new indie CD * free advertising... please?? * ordering stuff * listener's comments (sort of) [late again] as usual, the namesuppressed newsletter has come out much later than I had hoped, which can be attributed partially to the fact that my monitor blew up recently. if you're interested in the full story, my web site at http://bounce.to/SyneRyder/ has all the details. [yay, more downloads!] it's that time of the year again, time to update the namesuppressed website, start writing up the newsletter and select another song from Rubicon to release to the world. this time i've chosen one of my own favourite tracks from Rubicon, a very unsubtle grunge/rock track called "Wake In A Fit Of Nanga Tourette's". unfortunately the current net version doesn't feature the vocals from the album track, so you won't get to hear the offkey screaming vocals... but perhaps that's a good thing. (incidentally, for those of you who are interested in reading the lyrics to the song they're already online on the namesuppressed website). Wake In A Fit Of Nanga Tourette's is getting to be quite an old track now, dating back to 1995. it was written for a school camp, and was intended to be a parody of camp life in general, with a few personal attacks at some of the teachers present. it has been quite popular, and was included on the Rubicon album only because I had so many people asking for it (the song, that is). [studio upgrade plans] work on production for the potential new namesuppressed CD has been halted recently as I look to upgrading my "studio" (more commonly known as a bedroom with a 486 PC and a couple of Prodigy posters). for those interested in the technical bits, i'm looking to upgrade my soundcard from an old Gravis Ultrasound Classic with 256KB of RAM to a GUS Max with 1MB. (i'm having a bit of trouble tracking down extra GUS Classic and GUS Max RAM, so if anyone knows of any computer dealers who could order some in for me could you *please* let me know??) so what does this mean for you guys? well, perhaps the most direct result of this is that i'll be able to record some more songs from the album and some old/rare tracks, which I will then release as MP3's (CD quality sound files) onto the website. the studio upgrade will also let me use more instruments in my songs, and at a much higher sound quality. finally, it opens the way for me to release songs on CD instead of just on cassette. in the meantime, i guess you guys will just have to live on a diet of old Rubicon tracks from the cassette and on the website... :( [a plug for a new indie CD] finally, my chance to promote one of my favourite local bands... i've recently been in contact with a damn cool industrial/techno band called Vellocet (from Perth, Australia). they're a rather strange group, and they don't just stick to the one style of music (although most of it is techno of one kind or another). after doing gigs around town for a few months they've finally brought out their first album, imaginitively titled "Demo-One". Many of their best songs are featured on the album, from the seriously dark opener "Virus" and the techno brilliance of "Tracer" and "Glimmer", right through to the light hearted humour of "You Don't Beat Me Hard Anymore" and "I Wanna Blow Up Third World Countries". check out their website at http://www.cs.uwa.edu.au/~skot/vellocet/ where they have quite a few MP3 samples from their album for you to listen to. the CDs are available directly from the band for approx. $8 Australian plus postage and handling. for more information you can send an email to email@example.com. don't be put off by the scary photo of the band on the front page of their site... [free advertising... please??] it's time to be honest - the namesuppressed site does not attract a lot of traffic. it has been doing reasonably well considering that i haven't ever really promoted the site, but I think now is the time to change all of that. i've designed a couple of banner ads which I hope may attract some more visitors - now all I need is to find somewhere to display them. this is where you guys come in - I would appreciate it if those of you with a website could add a link to the namesuppressed site from your page. (naturally you're under no obligation to do so, but you will receive my eternal gratitude if you do). in return i will place a link to your website on my own personal "SyneRyder" links page (which receives nearly as much traffic as the namesuppressed page itself!!). the two banner ads can be viewed at: <http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/3573/nsad01.jpg> <http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/3573/nsad02.gif> if you're not sure how to put a link on your website, here is some sample code which you can include on your page: _____________________________________________________________________ <P><CENTER><FONT SIZE="+1"> <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/3573/nsindex.html"> <IMG SRC="http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/3573/nsad01.jpg" ALT="Offkey singing at its best." WIDTH=468 HEIGHT=60 BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom></A><BR> <A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/3573/nsindex.html"> Rubicon - the new album by namesuppressed</A></FONT></CENTER></P> _____________________________________________________________________ feel free to change the above code to suit the design of your website or to display either (or neither) of the banner ads. if you want to design your own banner ad for namesuppressed please let me know! i'd love to see the results. [ordering stuff] Australian Orders ----------------- 1 copy of "Rubicon" $8 Australian 2 copies of "Rubicon" $14 Australian prices above include postage for all locations in Australia. International Orders -------------------- Sea Mail prices 1 tape anywhere in the world $11 Australian 2 tapes anywhere in the world $20 Australian Air Mail prices (1 tape only) China, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand $12 Australian Canada, USA $13 Australian Finland, France, Norway, United Kingdom $14 Australian for prices for any countries not listed, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please Note: sending cash notes through the post is not encouraged and is not legal in Australia, and anyway, the only notes that an Australian could make use of would be Australian or US Dollars. there are two other methods of payment: a cheque or money order for Australian Dollars, or bank cheque in your own currency. if paying by bank cheque in any currency other than Australian Dollars, you must add an extra $10 Australian to cover bank fees that I will have to pay. are you interested in buying a copy? if so, send an email to email@example.com and i'll give you the details of where to send your cheques to, (and whether there are any copies left). Hurry, before they all sell out! [listener's comments] well, i said last issue that i wanted this to become a regular part of this newsletter. i still want to do that, but not a single one of you have made any comments on the songs on the website or on the album! come on, give me a break! go to the website, listen to the songs and come up with the funniest comment you can (positive or negative, i really don't mind). i'll print the best comment in the next newsletter (along with your name, if you *really* want... :) .disinfectant youth. ------------------------------------------------------ namesuppressed the namesuppressed newsletter is the official newsletter of the namesuppressed fanclub (surprisingly enough). it is released whenever it is ready - approx bi-monthly. to unsubscribe to the newsletter, simply send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the body containing the words UNSUBSCRIBE NAMESUPPRESSED NEWSLETTER. you will then be removed from the list. for any further information to do with namesuppressed, simply contact email@example.com and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. http://bounce.to/namesuppressed/ http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/3573/nsindex.html ______________________________________________________________________
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