While The Don Is Away...

Dear gang

As you read this I will likely no longer be in the country. Indeed, I will be in a different country, a different island... obeying its laws, observing its customs, tasting its beer. I refuse to accept the possibility of any kind of volcanic ash cloud related disruption to my trip, having decided that it was all some election related conspiracy. There is no eruption, they're just burning all those unsold Rudebox CDs is all. I will be fine and back on Monday.

In the meanwhile, if you're game, I have a mission for you...

See, the reason I haven't taken a holiday for two years is that, self-run as I am, if I stop, it all stops. I have no manager, no label, no PR, none of that. It is up to me. Momentum is everything in this thing, and if I fool that up I have to start all over. I work from when I was wake to when I sleep pretty much every day, and there still isn't enough time to get everything done. I've been trying to do a comic strip for 4 weeks, cotdamn it! I have an awesome script and everything! And I just remembered I haven't done any kind of video for this Street Fighter ish. That's terrible! AND I haven't done a radio edit of any of the songs and sent them to DJS AND I haven't rendered the acapellas and instrumentals and made them available AND I haven't done my LP art yet AND... man, I can feel my heart starting to thunder just typing this.

So!

Yeah!

I need your help to make me feel like I can relax for 4 days.

See, while the gaming world has wholeheartedly embraced ATD23: The Street Fighter Mixtape (over 30,000 streams and downloads!), the majority of the online music community has yet to experience the awesomeness. I know, right? POOR SODS! So, if you have a few moments spare, it would be really ace if you could hit up any of the following and point them in the direction of the thing.

Stereogum Pitchfork Rolling Stone Nah Right 2Dope Boyz Complex NME

Blatantly there are tons more places to hit up, but my taxi comes in a few hours and I still haven't packed... Please feel free to suggest those in the comments.

CC me on the email - akirathedon at googlemail.com - and I will pick 5 (five) people at random and send them a T shirt! WHOO! I went through all my stock yesterday (putting all the Ts in nice sandwich bags with sweets in) when I was packaging up people's CDs and Ts and stuff. My reup needs to happen sharpish. There's only 2 Omega Sanction Ts left you know!

Oh, and if you see any DJs, tell them to play Be Brave, I reckon that'd sound good on radio. Actually, I KNOW it does - Adam Walton played it on his Radio Wales show on Sunday! Big up Adam! You're a G! And, contrary to what you said on your show, playing music on the radio is heroic! You people change lives! You sure changed mine, anyway.

Rah then. I thank you in advance for being so dope. And I better dash like Dame. I don't know if there's internet in Malta, but if there is, I'll try and check in. BE SAFE! Don't let those puke coloured Governmental types push you around! Enjoy every breath!

PAX!

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