how long until the eye bursts again?

I’m completely overwhelmed. I’ve got too many things going on. Today was the first day for Ypsi’s Tuesday farmer’s market. Linette set up the Crimewave table and ran it until I got out of work, at which point I took over. I stood there for a few hours and sold a couple “Ypsipanties” and few back issues of the magazine, but most of my time was spent talking with James, our friend who owns VG Kids. We talked about the new clothing line that he’s working on (called “Feather Weight”), the e-commerce tools he’s put in place, and his plans for distribution. It’s got me thinking that the time might be right for Linette and me to jump in, leverage what he’s got in place, and launch our “Let’s Wear Clothes” line… The thought of adding another project right now is absolutely stupid, but we’ve never let something like that stop us in the past.

There’s not much time left these days, what with work, the baby, the planning of the Shadow Art Fair, and the coordination of the Ypsi Mayoral debate, but I think I feel a manic, super-power-like state is almost within my grasp. I’ll be broke and depressed when it’s all over, but the important thing is that we’ll accomplish a hell of a lot before we crash and burn…

Oh, and then there’s the next issue of Crimewave, which has been hanging over our heads since Clementine was born. (Linette really wants to get it out. She feels guilty about the tens and tens of dollars in subscription money we’ve been earning interest on these past few years.) And, on top of it all, I’ve got a Monkey Power recording session scheduled for August (and a new record to release).

Linette and I are already getting by on 6 hours of sleep a night… Hopefully we can make it to the fall without cracking… Wish us luck. We’re going to need it.

Oh, and on a completely unrelated note, if you agree with me and feel as though your Senators should vote “NO” to the permanent repeal of the Estate Tax, please take the time to call their offices and let them know. The toll-free number is 1 (800) 459-1887. (I said it was completely unrelated, but what if it’s not? What if all of these current projects of ours, unlike their predecessors, make money? What if the clothing line gets picked up by some huge company? What if the new issue of the magazine leads to a book deal? What if we sell another Money Power song to an advertising agency, but this time it’s a huge hit? What if, at some point in the future, there’s an estate for Clementine to inherit? Doubtful, I know, but stranger things have happened.)

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6 Comments

  1. be OH be
    Posted June 7, 2006 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    “Money Power”
    Does the name change indicate a new focus for the band?

  2. Ted Glass
    Posted June 7, 2006 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    What, no ball-related endeavors on the horizon? Surely there’s another drop or two of comedy left to be squeezed out.

  3. mark
    Posted June 7, 2006 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    I think I’ll change my name to “Money Power.” It just drips with success.

    That is “success,” right?

  4. chris
    Posted June 9, 2006 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Six hours?!?!?! That is a veritable vacation. Where will Monkey Power record?

  5. mark
    Posted June 11, 2006 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    The Pacific Northwest. That’s all I can say.

  6. chris
    Posted June 11, 2006 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    If it is in Seattle you have got t o let Dan buy you a drink.

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