Anyways, finally getting to my reason for posting - Blake Hazard, the great-granddaughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ms. Hazard lived in Boston, MA at the same time I was there. And although I never met her, the record company I was a partner in, The Archenemy Record Company, included her song Glittering on our Know Your Enemy compilation. (Interesting fact: We had the mirrored digipacks, so you would see yourself in them as ‘the enemy’, made in The Netherlands and the cds themselves manufactured in Canada, each country being cheapest for said product. When the digipacks arrived at Customs in NYC, they had never encountered such an item before - an empty digipack made from such paper, without the cd - and thus had to invent a new tariff for it).
Dear god, getting those digipacks out of customs was a nightmare for me. Why did I make the whole thing such a production. I had seen the JSBX’s “Orange” CD in mirrored digipack and thought the whole thing would be simple. I was so so wrong.
An interesting aside to this aside, I remember just avoiding my record label partners when the digipacks were delayed for a month or so awaiting a tariff ruling. Afterwards, Sean Drinkwater patiently explained to me that I could have simply explained what was going on, rather than avoiding the situation. Wise words, and ones I still have trouble with. This was right after I had just spent a full four months avoiding Jason from Neptune regarding the delays in the packaging of his sheet-metal-clad LPs.
Man. Experimental packaging. I do not miss those days. Oh wait, yes, yes I do.