Friday, December 04, 2009

The Infinite Forest

Music work today and the tedious task of converting files to mp3 format, creating clips, creating album artwork (four pages for a booklet complete with credits, and every other bit of text, rear artwork with track listing and inner tray artwork), then registering the tracks with PPL the recordings licencing authority, obtaining an LC code for German airplay royalties (currently pending), re-converting my older albums to 128kbps mp3 format, uploading the FLAC and MP3 versions, creating the downloadable music products, adding a web page to my website describing the music, emailing the printers to check costs and availability, entering information into the Emubands website for iTunes submission...

I'll stop there. There's a lot more yet. The paperwork involved in the music industry is immense. Instead I'll show you the front cover artwork I completed today and the inner sleeve poem.

The Infinite Forest

Onwards down the darkened path
as branches twist and arch around.
Crisp leaves make the only sound
upon the rusty forest ground.

The angel spirit leads the way
to distant lights of victory,
and slowly night transforms to day,
and mortal to infinity.


Kathy said...

Mark, Your expertise in so many different areas is mind-bending! The cover art is stunning, and very much like a Rorschack test. Perfect! The verse paints vivid imagery and is perfectly written. Now ... if only I could hear the music! Inspiring.

-Don said...

You, sir, are truly a Renaissance Man! Great poem and cool cover art. Now I'm looking forward to hearing the music... -Don

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks. There should some previews of the music on my site within a day or two. It's not my grandest music, but it's pleasant. That will have to do!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like your poems and am going to share your link with my friend who also writes poems at When I Grow Up

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks Mary. I've taken a look at that blog, loved the jokes :D