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!
The Black Rider