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So far this month I have UNLEASHED the cover for both my new album The Unearthly Beauty Of MJ Hibbett, and its accompanying single Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?. At the risk of blowing MINDS at a time when capacity for MIND FIXING is low, I will today be unleashing not just the PHYSICAL FORMAT upon which THESE items will be delivered, but also a possible future for ALL entertainment content.

For LO! although both album and single will be very much avaialable in the traditional Digital Format and available on All Good (And Not Good) Streaming Services, there will also be the option to buy them both together as a MEMORY STICK, which looks very much like THIS:
GOOD EH? This image shows two memory sticks together, in order to display both sides of the elegant design. Each one contains both the album AND single in WAV and MP3 formats, along with instrumental versions of everything, non-sweary versions, a set of DEMO versions, and on top of all of that an actual SONGBOOK so you can play them all yourselves if you wish. It all fits quite easily onto the memory stick, providing a futuristic FULL-ON entertainment option that is much easier to stick in your pocket and wander aroud with than a lump of vinyl. ALSO of course, if you don't LIKE the entertainment content provided (I mean, obviously you DEFINITELY WILL, I'm talking about it as a vehicle for future entertainment content OBVS) you can wipe the whole thing clear and use it for something else instead. Can CD, VINYL or CASSETTE do any of that? Well, yes, a cassette can, but otherwise NO, IT CANNOT!

I'm really pleased with how this all works, although less pleased with quite how long it's (still) taking me to copy over each memory stick, which is why I'm quite glad that I only ordered 100 of them! To put it another way, this is a LIMITED EDITION - that does sound more exciting doesn't it? - which will be available first of all to newsletter subscribers, then at gigs, and then from release day on Friday 14 October via our online shop.

What I'm saying is this: sign up for the newsletter if you haven't already, and then PANIC BUY, as these are almost definitely going to be worth A MILLION QUID in a couple of years! ALMOST definitely!

posted 16/9/2022 by MJ Hibbett

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Rewritable CDs are a thing. Were a thing? So it's not just cassettes. Nice to see the deliberate oldskoolness of USB-A as everyone gets moved to USB-C. Can I get the videos on Blu-Ray with 5.1 surround sound?
posted 18/9/2022 by Pedant

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