INSOMNIA WAKING DREAM:
15 DEMO RECORDINGS

* NOT AVAILABLE ON STREAMING SERVICES! HARD COPY ONLY! *

Insomnia Waking Dream: a brand new album of demos

As you know, I spent months finalizing an album of demos (recorded over the course of a dozen years or more) that feature one musician throughout: me. I wrote, sang, played, harmonized, and accompanied every part. I have no plans to release this album commercially as a digital release.  That's right -- no apple, no spotify, no amazon, no deezer, no qobuz... my plan is for it to be a physical only product.  It's an anti-NFT, I guess, though I didn't consciously set out for it to be that. 

This project has been a big labor of love.  For the first 250 copies, I designed my own CD sleeve templates, cut hundreds of sheets of chipboard, and I folded and and glued them by hand. I cut TWO linoleum blocks for printing (the first must have been old art store inventory; it disintegrated little by little during the first batch of prints), and I hand-inked and pressed every single cover myself.  I recorded these songs over and over, sometimes in other studios and sometimes at my own home, working hard to improve my ability as my own recording engineer and sideman.

And you know what? You have earned the labor of my love. By coming to the small club shows, the streams, the showcases, the house concerts, the CD release parties...you have cheered me on in ways I can never repay.

So from the bottom of my heart, I THANK YOU.

After the BS Song Club members on Patreon claimed first dibs, I took the rest on the road and sold out faster than I could have imagined!  

Thanks to Affordable Sound right here in Austin, I have manufactured copies to sell - not handmade, but the music is exactly the same, and the purpose is still to raise money for the next commercial studio release. With some exciting tours on the books for this year, it's a huge relief to have something fresh to offer at the merch table.

My hope is that just as recording demos helps me as an artist to continue to shape and refine a song for later projects, the insomnia waking dream demos CD project will help fund that next studio project so I will (at last!) have the extra cu$hion to release a commercial album with PR, radio, touring, posters, merch, and whatever else funds allow.

Track Listing: 

1. Blackout 
2. Henry and Me 
3. Borderline 
4. What the Birds Saw 
5. One Thing 
6. Don't Say It's Nothing 
7. Land of the Living 
8. Original Condition 
9. Return to Forever 
10. How to Live Alone 
11. What Songs are For 
12. Hometown 
13. The Sound of Love 
14. Down to Goodbye 
15. Since I've Changed

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Insomnia Waking Dream: CD Only ( $15 + )
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One CD of demos, featuring 15 original songs written and performed by BettySoo. Features liner notes written by Curtis McMurtry! (Note: the limited edition handprinted copies sold out in a flash, but these manufactured packages were made right here in Austin and feature the same great music and support the same great cause!)

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Fans who supported at this level before 3/31/2022 received a copy of the hand printed album, plus their names were included in the liner notes insert as a special contributing supporter.

After 3/31/2022, if you contribute at this level, you will be personally thanked in a subsequent printing, should that come to pass.

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All the above PLUS a limited edition signed tour poster that features a design expanded from the album cover design, in full color.

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All the above PLUS a home recording of a cover song you request. If I happen not to know it, please specify if you want me to listen to the original and interpret a cover - OR - if you want, in the spirit of Nobody's Happy Hour, for me to record a brand new, original version solely based off the lyrics, without any knowledge of the chords, cadence,

All the above PLUS a home recording of a cover song you request. If I happen not to know it, please specify if you want me to listen to the original and interpret a cover - OR - if you want, in the spirit of Nobody's Happy Hour, for me to record a brand new, original version solely based off the lyrics, without any knowledge of the chords, cadence, or melody.

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All of the above - PLUS - I will make a video recording of myself doing an interpretive dance to the cover song recording. This is some serious blackmail fodder!

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