SO, I came back from the Weezer Cruise (it was incred btw) and found an email in my inbox instructing me to kindly stop using the name and likeness of the
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURES books. I can understand why they would threaten legal action against a little tape label. I would be scared too. I still love them though. ALOT. Those books kept my imagination fertile and has much to do with the person I am today. It introduced me to all manner of magical things and taught me that uncertainty is the key to making a story interesting.
So let’s make the story interesting.
I put it to the bands involved in this album what we should rename it and there were many great suggestions but the most popular was actually the first one I gave as an alternative…
ADVENTURES IN HOME TAPING.
SO we had a name but the artwork was unusable now. What to do? MAKE IT BETTER. So I spoke to one of my favourite illustrators. The guy I wrote a children’s book with. A guy who is into all the same stuff I am, but has the major difference of being American! I said “Keith, I’m being threatened with legal action by one of my childhood staples. Can you help?” Keith replied “Fuck Punky Brewster Jed, Fuck her. I mean, that one 3-part episode where she met all those monsters in that cave was pretty cool, but don’t let her mess with you. Fuck Punky Brewster“. When I explained to him that it wasn’t Punky Brewster and let him calm down for an hour, I explained the situation. Through red eyes and tear-stained cheeks, he said “I think I can help you out on your quest” and sent me this…
It was Norm from our kid’s book! Our ultimate embodiment of adventure. I added all the tape stuff like credits and titles and my howling wolf logo and a few little flourishes and now we have a tape cover again!
ALL THE SAME BANDS. ALL OF THE SAME SONGS. SAME RELEASE DATE OF MARCH 26TH.
It’s time we blazed our own trail, r/cassetteculture. The adventure begins now!
you can still preorder here: https://postpoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/adventures-in-home-taping
I’m excited about VOLUME 2 now!