Welcome to Gull Talk.The place where we keep you up to date with the comings and goings of the Dead Seagull Press. OK, so it's just a blog, but we like it...
Things may appear to be quiet here at Seagull Towers, but we're beavering away behind the scenes. We're working on a project that hopefully soon you'll all be able to get involved in. However, if you're just too damn keen and you want to get involved in the beta version of The Book of Cairns then get in touch. Your collaboration will be more than welcome.
So, a little later than expected, there are a new set of Jeff Sheppard poems from his audio book 'Autism and the Migration of Birds' available for you to listen to and read on the website. They can be accessed through the Publications menu or through Jeff Sheppard's author page.
You might notice that there are still a few of the old ones on there too. That's because we're a bunch of old sentimentalists and we can't quite let go. Actually that's how we're going to post them, with two older poems staying as four new ones are added. So if you like anything in particular, let us know and we'll try and keep it up a bit longer.
We hope you enjoy the poems!
We've been a little quiet for a while, but that's not to say we haven't been doing things. There are a couple of projects in development that we hope to be able to give you details of soon. In the meantime, it has come to our attention that when the poems are downloaded from i-tunes or wherever else, there is no artwork for you to peruse. We at the Dead Seagull Press think that this is a shame, but maybe that's because we're all of an age to remember a time when music only came on a record, cassette or CD and half the fun of buying them was leafing through the booklet on the bus home.
Whilst the artwork for the limited run of Autism and the Migration of Birds CDs that were made can hardly be called a leaflet, it does contain some fascinating information (ISBNs, copyright information, the address for this website, etc.), so we thought that everyone who downloads the collection should have the opportunity to make their own cover. To this end, we've put the artwork up on this site as PDFs for everyone to download.
Happy printing, cutting and folding!
Firstly thanks to everyone who came down to the launch on Saturday. We really enjoyed it. We hope you did too.
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If you were there on Saturday (or even if you weren't) and are kicking yourself for not having bought a CD, don't forget you can always download 'Autism and the Migration of Birds' from i-tunes and buy our other publications right here on the site.
We're celebrating the launch of 'Autism and the Migration of Birds' this weekend with an event at the Permanent Gallery on Saturday 5th June.
Jeff will be reading poems from the collection and there will be limited edition CD copies for sale. There will also be performances from the other artists published by the Dead Seagull press: The Hammett Story Agency and Ben Murray.
Entry is free. It starts at 8pm. See you there.
Jeff Sheppard's collection of audio poems 'Autism and the Migration of Birds' is now available to buy from i-tunes stores around the world. So go buy! Our shop has a link straight through.
As they would say on the BBC, there are other digital music outlets available...
If you're in the USA, you have a plethora of wacky digital music stores to choose from too numerous to even begin to list here. Maybe just give your favourite a try. If you're in the rest of the world, I think it's just Napster or Nokia Music.
We're celebrating the launch of the new DSP website with a new publication. Autism and the Migration of Birds is a collection of audio poems that will shortly be available through a number of online Music outlets, including Napster and i-tunes. However, we will be streaming the poems in batches of four over the coming months, and the first batch are here now.
This website is the only place you'll be able to listen to and read the poems at the same time, in a form of audio visual poetry. This is actually quite a different experience from simply listening to or reading the poems in isolation. That is not to say it isn't great to be able just to listen to Jeff read his poems, because it is, so why don't you?
I reckon the site should go live in the next day or two, so I won't just be blogging to myself anymore...