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Black Rider says thanks for the 25,000 listens

After putting out the recently brilliant BRP podcast 05, a live recording of Marcus Roloff’s German spoken word with the swooningly bright-eyed sounds played by Christian Löffler, and while I was setting up to record Corey Wakeling all lofi over the phone for BRP podcast 06, a quick tally showed:

The Sound of the Black Rider has had over 25,000 downloads and streams. (It’s closer to 27,000 but I rounded down.)

Ok, so, it’s irrelevant that compared with internet standards and stories of trillions of views on YouTube, this is a miniscule amount. We’re talking about lofi recordings of authors and poets reading their work. It’s poetry and fiction, you guys!

Also, we’re a micropress from Fremantle, Western Australia – publishing like thieves in the night. 25,000? 25,000!

For that, I say thank you.

To all of you who are reading, streaming, downloading, buying, and telling your friends about the Black Rider, thank you.

You’re the sweethearts who keep this all going. Thank you for having Black Rider in your life. Your kindness abounds.

The Sound of the Black Rider is made up of the Black Rider podcast, the Lyrics audio book series, the Garage Sessions and poets and authors reading their work at Official.fm and PoetrySpeaks.

Look homeward, angels!

Jeremy
The Black Rider

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Black Rider celebrates 17,000 listens

Dear friends of the Black Rider,

Thank you.

We knew people were reading all the stuff we put out, but to now know that everything coming out through The Sound of the Black Rider has been listened to, downloaded and/or streamed 17,000 times by you sweethearts boggles our li’l minds!

The Sound of the Black Rider includes the Black Rider Podcast, the Garage Sessions, spoken word audio books, and Black Rider authors and poets reading their work on Poetry Speaks and on the Black Rider Official FM channel.

Thank you for all your continued support as we publish like thieves in the night. Your kindness abounds.

Until soon,

Jeremy
The Black Rider

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The Garage Sessions #3 – tomorrow’s machine today #1 by Emma Davidson

When I’m not doing so hot, I usually wind up in an art gallery.

I was at PICA yesterday and ran into Anna Dunnill who works there. Turns out the cool kids from Perth Zine Distro have a residency at PICA at the moment and I scored T.Fid’s new graphic novel about G.Taw and the Zine Wolf (which I’ve already read three times – it’s the best – “Teen Wolf will teach you about life in an hour and a half.” – best quote ever – we once hung it up on the wall at a Cottonmouth gig and not a single person said anything, except for Li’l Leonie, who knows with me that all things T.Fid and G.Taw are transcendent), a couple chapbooks from Mar Bucknell (who I think basically owns over all of us put together – he really is the real deal) and a stack of other DIY stuff, like Emma Davidson’s Nearly Healthy zine and both of her tomorrow’s machine today zines.

tomorrow’s machine today rules, my friends. This is exactly the kind of sweetheart stuff we need in our lives at the moment.

Emma said:

The idea initially was to pick a song or musical encounter that has influenced her in some way and to write about that, but as this is the first issue it remains to be seen whether it will continue in that vein. This issue’s about hearing songs by US punk bands like DKs and Black Flag for the first time via the unexpected educational portals of Dolly and Girlfriend magazines.

You can order it from Emma & Tim’s zine distro Take Care Zines. It costs 50 cents.

Ok, so I hope Emma doesn’t get super bummed at me, but I was so bowled over by it that I recorded an audio zine of it for the Garage Sessions series.

You can download me reading tomorrow’s machine today #1 (by Emma Davidson) or stream it below.

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The Garage Sessions 2: Last instructions

The second instalment in the Garage Sessions is Last instructions.

You can download the recording as mp3 or stream it in Vimeo below. Artwork’s by Ryan Michael Swearingen.

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The Garage Sessions 1: We’re the William St Brigade

When my sons commandeered all available rooms in the house, my creative space was moved out near the cobwebs to the back of the garage. I’ve started recording some of my writings out there in the cold and I’m calling them ‘The Garage Sessions’.

We’re the William St Brigade was published in the Street/Life edition of Stylus Poetry Journal.

You can download the reading as mp3, or stream it in Vimeo below.  Artwork’s by Ryan Michael Swearingen.

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