Next month I’m releasing a new album. Sorry to bang on about it when it’s not out yet, I hate those tweets people do when it’s like “working on some cool stuff but I can’t tell you what yet, be excited!” – I don’t expect people to be excited because I’m at work, that’s some high-functioning crazy and YouTubers do it ALL THE TIME.
I bring the album up only because, while I’m finishing it, I’m releasing a new acoustic EP today which is only available only on my website.
It’s called Shoebox and I made a video explaining the idea, but basically these are eight unreleased songs that I never wrote for albums of mine (including the new one) but that ended up not making it. You can here one of them on my YouTube.
There are only 200 physical copies, signed and hand-numbered, so grab yourself one if you want one :)
I’ll write again soon about the album – thanks for your patience!
Two quick things:
If you’ve bought my book The Underground Storyteller, please go to Amazon and review it because it’s now available on Kindle! You can buy it, rent it through Kindle’s lending library or read it through an Unlimited subscription.
Also, we have a new Sopio deck out! It’s really good and funny and I’m very proud of it – you can play even if you’ve never played Sopio before and it’s great fun with friends. There’s also a physical version of our app, King of Sopio, available as a real deck of cards. Get those here :)
I’ll keep this to five sentences because Tim Ferriss says five sentences is the maximum number you should include in an email to be an efficient communicator :)
All the decks are £5, boosters are £1 and our combined deck+booster boxsets are cheaper than ever :)
Hi, this is your online habit Alex Day telling you of some news:
I’m obliged to email you at least every three months otherwise my email provider considers this mailing list ‘inactive’ and I have to make you all re-sign up. I hope you’re doing well and that you managed to hear back about that thing you’re waiting for. I’m sure it’ll all work out.
My new album’s coming along, I should have finished songs in my cloud in about a week, and then I’ll start filming music videos and raising money to pay for CDs to sell to you (if you’re interested; or I’ll just sell them digitally, or you can stream them through your personal free-music service of choice and I’ll get a job in Tesco because I went broke making my album).
That’s a point actually; would you guys be interested in a physical copy of my last album, Nowhere Left To Hide? Reply to this and let me know your opinions.
Best wishes and kind thoughts
It’s easy in this overshared world of ours to think that success has to be obvious and visible and glamourous. My success is comparatively smaller, but no less significant.
I grew up playing trading card games – Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardcaptors, Digimon, the short-lived Harry Potter TCG, others I seem to have forgotten (I didn’t get into Magic until much later).
Five years ago today, my cousin and I brought our card game Sopio to the market – initially through our YouTube audience, later through card game and hobby conventions, trade fairs, card/hobby shops and live tournaments across the country. We’ve dealt with major companies like Firebox and Forbidden Planet, been nominated for nationally-recognised card game awards, released seven decks and sold at least 30,000 of them worldwide (I haven’t asked Danny for the updated number).
If you’ve been a part of that in any small way – either through buying, playing or even just sitting through one of my stupid videos rambling on about this game we made and love – thank you so much :)
Right through this weekend, if you want to buy either our first ever Sopio deck (the easiest way in for people new to card games) or our newest deck (with the best and funniest puns), we’re offering them for £5 here:
Thanks for reading! Much love