Also, a percentage of whatever money is raised will be given to two animal shelters with which I have had direct experience--the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, Massachusetts and Save a Sato in Puerto Rico. We donated money from my first PledgeMusic experience to them both but they still and always need donations to help keep them open and doing the wonderful work that I have seen them do, helping abused and abandoned animals heal and find loving homes, and helping to spay and neuter so that unwanted dogs and cats are not left to suffer and breed more suffering. So if/when you pay for anything here in my list of stuff, remember that part of it is going to a really good cause--you are helping innocent victims of neglect and poverty and hardship--you are making the world a better place.
i had to take a couple of days off from working on the new album to go to another studio to deal with investigating the piles of master tapes that i have in my possession and which have been sitting around for years gathering dust. it’s a time-consuming process but fun to go back through the years and memories. we’ve had to bake a few tapes but most are in surprisingly fine shape. i am going through and listening to tracks to see what kind of condition things are in..and rediscovering things i had forgotten about..and making rough mixes of things that i didn’t have copies of for listening. i am putting up here a rough/alternate mix we did really quickly yesterday of “everybody loves me but you” from the big day in,1993 (for australian radio)..i think some of you might have had a version of this .. it was recorded love..wow..did i just really write “recorded love”? i didn’t mean to (I meant to say “recorded live”) bu t it’s true..it is recorded love..that’s exactly what it is.. anyway, it’s just dean and todd and me (the jh3), doing what was our thing at the time.. i sound like a little girl--especially when i talk. it’s so crazy and weird to hear it now..but i’m proud of it. we made a good noise.
and also i will be starting to send some of the stuff you bought out to you this week. and also some live show downloads will be made available soon--i will keep you posted. happy tuesday, everyone..
only in the dark by Juliana Hatfield
also, if you have pledged for handwritten lyrics, please let me known which lyrics you would like, if you haven’t already (i have made note of everyone who has already specified)..if you can’t add that info to your order, you can always put it in a comment or question.
find me gone
burning on fire
ill at ease
high heels in the sand
2. june 6th
3. spit in the wind
4. parking lots
5. dog on a chain
6. hurt me
8. push pin
9. or so they say
10. love is like the wind
11. never beg
if you bought a phone call with me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and if you want you can give me your phone number and a date and time for me to call you…i will let you know if the dates and times work for me but most likely i can accommodate you at your convenience. and we will chat!
and were all of you who pre-paid for the live download stuff able to access it starting on the 27th (two days ago)? i hope so
i have sent most of you most of the things you ordered but there are a few people who need to tell me the answers to a few questions regarding their outstanding pledged-for things..i have emailed these people from the yeolderecords address and have not gotten responses so i would like to ask the few people who have pledged-for things (other than CDs) still unreceived--and who have not had any email contact with me yet--to please check your spam, possibly..? maybe my messages from the ye olde earthlink address are being blocked? or maybe the email addresses you gave us with your pledge orders are not current/correct? i am just looking in particular for one lyric-buyer and one phonecall-buyer and one song to order-buyer---please contact me (in response to my emails sent to the email addresses we have for you on file here at pledge music) so i can get you your specialties…and so we can finish up and so i can give some money to the animal shelters!! thanks ever so much. jh
thanks again for being involved with my music. it would be difficult to keep doing it without your support.
maybe i’ll see some of you on my tour with the minor alps next month..