The CDs Have Landed!

Ass Kicking, Song Stuff | Posted by Jannie on 5 May 2009 @ 8:16 AM 63 Comments

Got them last week!  Was going to start taking orders yesterday but decided to wait until after the Release show Sunday, so I can focus this week on strumming my gee-tar, perfecting my macaroni sheep sculptures and kissing the running trail trees with my eyes.

Plus, I need to find me a fabulous new blue shirt!!  And maybe even some super-funky pants.

Here’s the CD’s front cover.

Here’s the back cover. (Totally went for the barcode, Dudes!)

And this sticker… (but smaller than depicted here,)

will go on the outside of the shrinkwrap of the CDs to be sold in stores.

In total, “I Need A Man,” includes 8 full-color pages of art, photos, writing and other never-before-seen stuff.  And the songs sounded good before but now with the packaging they sound, IMHO, pretty darn great.  How is that?

CDs available locally at Waterloo Records, starting next week, I hope.

Mail orders available directly from me — each CD packed in a pristine bubble envelope with aromatic moonbeams, Texas morning air and a specially chanted Jannie love incantation.   With a free Jannie autograph, if desired — the latter which will necessitate shrinkwrap removal.

$10.00 USD per CD.   Low shipping and handling, details to be posted Monday on my new Buy CD page.

I plan to put the songs on iTunes too, when I figure it out.  And maybe or CD Baby or some other such dew-fangled thing, if it makes sense.

Oh!!  Guess what?!  I’ve put another 6 MP3 snippets from the CD up on my Song Samples page.  Have a listen if you’re so in the mood.  They vary from about 45 to 60 seconds each.

And friends, my posting may be especially light for the rest of this week, to give myself a little pre-show “vacation” and allow me to get over with joyful abandon to read all your blogs.  Yay!

So take care and I’ll see you soon!!    xo

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  • 1

    On 8 May 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching said, 

    Your show is PG-13? But I thought you were so family-friendly. :)

  • 2

    On 8 May 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Susan Helene Gottfried said, 

    Jannie, you goof — that’s not a boxing ring in my new header. It’s a guitar neck! C’mon, lady, you of all people should recognize it!


    Susan Helene Gottfried’s last blog post..Giving You: Bound By Honor

  • 3

    On 8 May 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, all thanks for these wonderful comments. I look forward to answering them soon.


  • 4

    On 8 May 2009 at 7:04 pm

    robbi said, 

    Frusster, Here in my little slice of Paradise it are but 0930 of the 9th days of May 2009, which of course is just ONE day away from the momentous CD launch. Now , by the robbi reckoning my 10th arrives well before some other folks so do that mean I get to hear and see the CD afore other persons? Y’see I always opined that living here whereas I does would one day have great advantage over those in other not so fortunate climes.As it is that I am the first to hear the cd I can say very clearly that it are to be a great success, not as mega and dus I say it,self-serving, as rattle ‘n’hum but much more appealing an honest. My hope is that on hearing said cd Edge reverts to his given name of David Evans and rejoins the human race. Carry well on Funster and a hearty Hip Hip Hooray to youse !! ps xxxxx

    robbi’s last blog post..Ink marks on a blank page Sunday 3rd May

  • 5

    On 9 May 2009 at 12:18 am

    Christina Bledsoe said, 

    Jannie, jannie! I am so proud of you girl, congratulations! This is awesome :)

    Christina Bledsoe’s last blog post..Orphan Movie Trailer

  • 6

    On 9 May 2009 at 2:09 am

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Break that leg good, ya hear?!

    SnaggleTooth’s last blog post..Grey

  • 7

    On 9 May 2009 at 6:21 am

    Natural said, 

    Congrats on the CD release. I know you are proud of you and you should be. Great accomplishment. Love the photo up top.

    Natural’s last blog post..Mirror, Mirror on the Blog….

  • 8

    On 9 May 2009 at 8:10 am

    Ching Ya said, 

    Congrats Jannie! *Hugs*
    This is your moment, embrace and enjoy it. I’m listening to your mystery tune while writing my comment. Sounds sweet and soothing.

    No worries about replying me, you must be superbusy right now. All the best in your show. ^^ God bless.

    Ching Ya’s last blog post..How To Track Your Retweet In Twitter (Pt.1)

  • 9

    On 9 May 2009 at 8:42 am

    Jannie said, 

    Good morning. I slept 4 hours, then woke for 1 then slept another 2. Fascinating, eh?

    Mama Z: Thank you! I iz happie.

    Tammy: I have already hit the bigtime which is fulfilling my personal goal and stretching myself as far as I can. Anything else will be gravy.

    Lisa: THE woman, yeah that’s me! 😉

    King: Awesome. I’m pretty stoked too. The good energy is a-flowin’ for sure.

    Mia: Isn’t the barcode indeed a thing of wondrous beauty?! Michelangelo himself would fall down on his knees, I bet. 😉

    Hey Cinder: You do make great sense on the CD-Baby thing. Since I have no day job and have experience with eBay sales I’m hoping I can handle the mail sales. Initially anyway. Until with my second CD and I get just soo big I can’t handle even myself.

    Sara: Thank you. I am proud of me for working so hard lately to bring this all together! I’ll actually be playing guitar on 8 of the 11 songs I’ll be performing tomorrow. 6 months ago I could only play 3 of my own songs on guitar decently. (I do kind of rock now, don’t I!?) 😉

    Debbie: Well thanks! The colors are kinda cute, eh? So exited.

    Happy Heather! Your mom reads my blog?? How funny. She must be one of your commenters, right? And yes, I will post a purchase button! GREAT idea!!! Oh, and believe me I MORE than understand only having so much time to get around to read blogs. And you know I’ll be your blog bud for as long as we’re both willing and able.

    Glenn: Thank you, thank you, thank you on all your wonderful enthusiam. I did go for a professional look. And sound. And there are more visual feasts within those 2 covers!

    Jewel. Thank you so much. Once in a while I come up with something not bad, don’t I? :)

    Oooo Patricia: Did I get some link love there?? Must go read your Lightening Up The Motherlode extravaganza! I have not visited your blog in a whole 2 days!!

    G: Yep, yep, yep, Buying details here Monday! And I LOVE that line “semi-somebody”!!! That’s what I am now too.

    Robin: To capture aromatic moonbeams one must do it in the dead of night as frogs are singing and cats on the prowl, preferably while blossoms are all sleeping. And an awesome tip on Tunecore. Had never heard of them. Thank you.

    Dot: And Awesomely Total too, I’m sure!! 😉

    Chris: I actually consulted with a few people yesterday and they think my show is actually PG rated, so I’ve upgraded the family-friendliness factor. I was worried my Wedgie Wedding song might corrupt the wee ones. I do tend to worry too much sometimes about offending people, but I’ve got my whole life to get over it.

    Susan: Yeah, duh Jannie! Did I write that comment late late at night or something? It kinda does look like a boxing ring, if you really stretch your imagination, tho. 😉

    Robbi: Ahh, “Edge’s Orchestra,” and very fond of him is I. And perhaps I will revert to my God-given name of Jannie VonVanDerVester someday, but maybe not. Alas, you are ahead of us all, I fully acknowledge that and have ever since you graced my page whenst I lured you to this den of funiquity. I can only listen and learn from you.

    Christina: Yay! Thank you.

    Snag: That would me left leg that’s good. The right has always been so so naughty.

    Natural: Proud indeed! Thanks.

    Ching Ya! Thanks. The Mystery Tune is one I just could never fit lyrics into I was happy with but I liked the melody, so I made it an instrumental and won first prize for it!

  • 10

    On 9 May 2009 at 9:50 am

    Cricket said, 

    Thinking about you on this day. I bet you are a bag of nerves! Hang in there.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Cricket’s last blog post..On the plane (Part II), Mistake of One Barefoot Woman

  • 11

    On 9 May 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Kathy | Virtual Impax said, 

    OMG!!! I turn away for a minute and look what happens when I finally get time to have some fun and head back to the funster’s!!! A NEW CD!!! CONGRATULATIONS you musical maven you!!!

    The cover is absolutely AMAZING!!! I’m off to listen to the snippets now!!!


    Kathy | Virtual Impax’s last blog post..#1 Rule for Social Media Marketing Success…

  • 12

    On 9 May 2009 at 6:07 pm

    TheWeyrd1 said, 

    I will have to catch a show when I’m next in Austin!

    TheWeyrd1’s last blog post..Sunday Surf – Lunch/Dinner

  • 13

    On 10 May 2009 at 3:34 am

    Jeanne said, 

    Jannie, Jannie, Jannie, Jannie!

    Wow!!!! Where to start?

    1) Kelly looks so cute and excited with the CDs. :)

    2) Front & back covers are amazing! :)

    3) Listened to every song posted… AMAZING!!!! :)

    4) Yes. I want an autograph. :)

    I’m so glad I caught this post in time to say, “good luck” on the official CD release.

    5) Yes, I’d like to order b/4 you run out! :)

    6) Price is very reasonable. Make sure you’re not cheating yourself. Shipping can add up. :)

    7) I love every (!!!) single song (can’t say that for many CDs). I can’t wait to hear the entire songs. :)

    8) I just love your sense of humor!

    You totally rock!!

    CONGRATULATIONS AND HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Jeanne’s last blog post..Mother’s Day For Infertile Patients

  • 14

    On 10 May 2009 at 3:53 am

    Twitted by jeanneendo said, 

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  • 15

    On 10 May 2009 at 4:24 am

    Rhett said, 

    This is just so cool, Jannie. Great going! Heard the song up on this page. Great lyrics.
    BTW, you remind me of Phoebe from FRIENDS :))

    Rhett’s last blog post..Desire to make a movie

  • 16

    On 10 May 2009 at 6:35 am

    Jannie said, 

    Oh darn, my right foot’s asleep.

    Thank you thank you thank you, all.

    Cricket: yesterday I was nervous on and off but I’ve woken from 7 restful hours refresed and happy. At peace. I’m going running in a while! 4 miles instead of my usual 3. Whee-freaking-hoo.

    Katy: Music Maven! I love that – I’ll use it for a tagline sometime.

    Weyrd1: My aim is for a show 2x a month. Maybe every week, but it might be a bit much with Kelly’s school-night schedule. I’ll see.

    Jeanne: What a lovely-beautiful comment, thanks. THANKS SOOOO MUCH!!! Wow, you listened to every song snippet?? I’m honored to the max. And I think $10.00 is fine, buyer pays shipping. Shipping details to be posted tomorrow. Whee-freaking-hoo!! Wow, and a Tweet too – awesome- thanks!!

    HI RHETT!! I’ve heard that a couple times before and recently I’m been compaared to Beetlegeuse and Sandra Dee. :)

  • 17

    On 11 May 2009 at 2:20 am

    Barbara Swafford said, 

    Congratulations Jannie,

    Ah ha! I see you have “Wedgie Wedding” on your CD. I still have that on my computer from when you emailed it to me – it continues to make me smile.

    BTW: Your CD looks beautiful.

    You rock, Jannie Funster!!!!!!!

    Barbara Swafford’s last blog post..The Secret Is Out – Our Blog Posts Are Not Being Read

  • 18

    On 11 May 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hello, Dear Barbara. Always a treat to see you here. Thanks you for your lovely words. And always remember…”you’re better off with none!!” 😉

  • 19

    On 11 May 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Stacey / Create a Balance said, 

    Congratulations Jannie! Being able to HOLD one of your DREAMS in your hands must feel AMAZING!

    Stacey / Create a Balance’s last blog post..Authentic Happiness Series – Part Four (Career)

  • 20

    On 11 May 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Yaya said, 

    How awesome!!!!!! Congratulations!

    Yaya’s last blog post..Eerily Coincidental?

  • 21

    On 12 May 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Stacey: I am pretty proud, yes. Wee-hoo! I freaking did it!!!

    Yaya: Thanks you for gracing my humble blog with your sweet words and spirit!

  • 22

    On 13 May 2009 at 8:09 am

    Tess The Bold Life said, 

    I love what Lance said. the first thing that crossed my mind when I saw this photo was “A star is born.” How fun. What a brilliant idea, like all of your brilliant ideas!

    I’m sure there’ll be more CD’s to come but you’ll always remember these moments. Congratulations!

    Tess The Bold Life’s last blog post..Monday Magic Freebie Cheryl Richardson’s New Book

  • 23

    On 16 May 2009 at 8:16 am

    Jannie said, 

    Tess: “Brilliant” is exactly the word that springs to mind whenever I contemplate myself, yes indeed! 😉

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