Today is a special day in Badgeland.
First, Badge's book trailer just went live. You can watch it here.
The book trailer offers your first chance to hear the theme song of Badge, which is called "Calypso." "Calypso" also appears in Badge as a song written by Betty of No Fun Intended, so it's a fun thing to get to hear.
Also, in celebration of bringing you the Badge book trailer and "Calypso" on the same day, let's start Badge pre-sales at my website early. Like, right now!
To be clear, these are pre-sales, not pre-orders. The difference is, once you buy Badge from me, it will go out in the mail to you tomorrow and not on its release date of Feb. 4th. That's at least two weeks before it goes on sale at Amazon. Come and get it!
And how about we sweeten the deal? If you buy Badge from my website during this pre-sale, I'll email you the mp3 of "Calypso" as a bonus!
So, here's the Badge book trailer, which features "Calypso," and you can have "Calypso" emailed to you if you buy Badge during it's pre-sale period (now until Feb. 3) from my website.
How's that for a week! It only took seven years to get here!
Last but not least, I'd like to thank the special people who made "Calypso" happen.
1) My high school classmate and longtime cohort Bret Hartley for doing such a great job producing it and lending it his immaculate guitar work;
2) Emily Kate Boyd for allowing her stellar voice to also be the voice of Betty;
3) Drummer Kevin Leahy for giving the whole thing the exact right spirit;
4) And Dave Lindenbaum for allowing me to record bass for the track at his studio instead of me having to book a flight to Atlanta.
one of these folks worked well below what they're worth to bring
"Calypso" to you, so if you like the song, don't hesitate to shoot them a
Facebook message thanking them.
Yours in laying down the law,
Or read an excerpt from Badge.