Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The Itsy Bitsy Tiger is here!

The UPS delivery man stopped by yesterday with over a thousand copies of my new DVD, The Itsy Bitsy Tiger and Other Ridiculous Stories and Songs. It looks great!

I've had a huge amount of help on this since beginning the project last spring. Christie, Jeff and Kevin Dobson of Stormdoor Productions filmed it live at the Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence (you can hear the train go by twice--this required a certain amount of vamping on my part) on May 8, 2010. The proceeds of the performance itself went to the Lawrence Schools Foundation. The audience rocked!

Thom Alexander of Americana Music Academy wrote the song Gary's Gone Fishin' for the intro. Graphic designer Annie Tichenor, who worked on my last project, did an incredible job on the packaging. I love the tiger stripes! Countless family members and friends previewed the video.

Since I'm about to go on tour, I'm not quite ready for orders. While you wait, here's the first cut:

I'm not yet sure where the DVD release event(s) will be. Maybe one in KC, one in Lawrence. I'll let you know.

Oh, and for those of you who gave an opinion on the packaging, I did go with the eco-friendly digipak. Much less plastic than the ordinary packaging.


Anonymous said...

I didn't hear any trains. I love the expressions on the audience's faces! Congratulations on getting the finished product back - I'm really looking forward to this!

Priscilla Howe said...

Oh, I wasn't clear. The trains are later in the video. The first time one went by, it wasn't picked up on the microphone, though the audience and I heard it. The second one was audible. My brick house near the tracks, with 18" thick walls, used to shake from the weight of the coal trains.