Wednesday, August 25, 2004

None more black

From an e-mail Ben Folds sent out a couple weeks ago:
hi there,

ben here.

well, we mixed super d two months ago and the cover is still hanging around a printing press somewhere. the problem seems to be that they can't print black for some reason; it turns out blue. i shit you not. so it keeps going back to the printing place. and when one thing gets fixed, something else shitty pops up. when i said, 'i don't think the cover looks right', i didn't know it would cause the record to be late by 6 weeks or so. sorry. they kinda got it right now. and my art guy at sony even flew down to the place to see if he could persuade them to keep the blue out of the black, and it's still blue-ish. oh well. thanks to smog design for helping us get it right, and the label for flying the guy down to bumfuck north carolina to try and explain to these people what black is until he was blue in the face, and my manager for making a hundred phone calls about it, but mostly to all of you for being patient as we get through these very difficult times. if there's been a slight lag in US mail time this month, it could have to do with the volume of blue proof sheets between new york and nashville.

and so... it will come out on iTunes on aug 24. the people who get the signed ones and pre-ordered the ep will get it the same day.
I'm glad Spinal Tap didn't run into the same issues.


At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, people at these CD printing places can really be *that* colorblind -


At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sony Art Guy: "Yeah, yeah, I think he'll be happy with this one . . ."

Printshop Dude: "But, umm, you realize it's dark red, right? That's not black."

Sony Art Guy: "Yeah . . . The thing is, ben's a little crazy, you know? For two months, he said the last CD wasn't round enough. We finally had to make a fake oval CD for him just to keep him happy. He's a good guy, though."

At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops, that was -David


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