Did you know that my new DVD was released last week?
It’s called “Live at the Diana Wortham Theatre.”
I’m now officially announcing this DVD release to the readers of my blog.
So — did you know that there are very real benefits to getting my DVD?
Eight, in fact! Eight whole things you get just by ordering my new DVD…
1 – You get real High-Definition digital filming done by real High-Definition camera crews.
Okay, let’s admit it. There’s lots of indie concert videos out there. Some guy holds up his cell phone and films the concert behind the head of a girl in a cowboy hat. And then they burn a DVD and charge money.
I sang my heart out on stage while camera crews trudged all around me and tried their best to make me nervous. In other words, I suffered so you don’t have to. (The Catholics taught me well, didn’t they?)
2 – You get inspired!
I want people to be out in the world living big. I want people to shine and be radiant and make cool things and know their amazing value in the world. I want people to know that they can follow their dreams. That’s one of the reasons I perform at all. That’s also why I teach.
So, there’s a special bonus feature on this DVD. It’s a 25-minute interview segment. I did this for you. It’s a little bit about me, but it’s mostly about learning how to be creative, conscious and courageous. In case you hadn’t noticed, that’s the tagline of this blog. It’s about inspiring you to live fearlessly. (Oh, and there’s some great footage of my dog, too.)
3 – You get 17 songs.
You get 14 songs performed by me with three masterful musicians backing me up. And 3 songs of just me solo. That’s 17 songs in all. You can see the song list by clicking here.
4 – You get more than just songs.
After almost every performance of mine, someone walks up to the CD table and says, “I want a copy of the story you told about the dog bakeries. Do you have that anywhere?” Or they want the story about going camping. And I’ve always just shrugged and mumbled something about figuring out a way to do that.
This is the only place where I’ve recorded the in-between-song stories people have asked for. I’ll now be retiring these stories, and finding other things to say between songs. (Gotta go to a few more dog bakeries or something, I guess.)
5 – You get FREE shipping!
Everything in my store comes to you with no extra shipping charges. That means you don’t have to pay any extra to have someone deliver me to your door.
6 – You get entertainment by this weekend.
If you order today, it’ll get there by the weekend. (Unless you live in Cape Town. Or Germany.) We’ll put it in today’s mail, and you should have it in time so you can cuddle up and hide away during this weekend’s latest global warming weather phenomenon. Spring snowstorm, tornado, geyser… you’ll be ready for it! It’s like NetFlix. Only better. And more personal! And you get to keep it! Or loan it to friends.
7 – You get $118 of unexpected income.
Here’s how I see it:
If you were going to my performance, then you’d first have to buy the tickets. Average price is $15 each. So you – plus your friend, spouse, dog or daughter. That’s $30.
Then there’s gas to drive to the venue and back. I’m thinking about $57, unless someone gets impeached within the next month.
Then you have to buy dinner. Assuming you’re not stopping at the drive-in at Sonic, that’ll be about $41. (Don’t forget to tip well, okay?)
Then your dog (okay, your daughter) would want to stop by the CD table to get a poster to tack up next to Hillary Duff on her wall. (Really – this does happen in some rooms I’m told.) And you’d probably buy a CD. That’s $15. (The poster is free cuz I like kids. And dogs.)
Add all that up and you get – mumbling noises while she calculates – $143!!! The DVD costs only $25. That’s a PROFIT to you of $118. Are you telling me you want to lose out on $118? If I may be Suze Orman for a moment… “I don’t THINK so!!!”
8 – You get to feel better about yourself.
So, the concert ends with a song called The Problem with Jazz. And we mess it up! Right at the end! Right at the last drum beat! The band falls to pieces. Not only do we mess up a song — but it’s the end of the whole evening!
Now, as you know, these things can be edited. We could’ve re-filmed it. We could’ve even cut to a different shot and taken out the sound. But I was in the editing suite, and I said, “Nah. Let’s leave it. It’s funny. ”
Here’s why I left it, really: If I can screw up the ending of a show in front of 400 people and thousands of other viewers, then you don’t have to feel so bad if you mess up, say, at your office in front of five or ten or twenty-five people. Or when you give a speech. Really, it’s a way to make you feel better about yourself. Most music videos don’t offer such a raw glimpse of human foibles. They’re all edited and perfected, and so you don’t get a chance to see the human side of performing.
Well, now I’ve changed that trend! By next week, you’ll see videos of Celine Dion tripping over one of her dancers and falling face first onto the stage and then laughing it off as she hoists her sequin gown back over her left buttock. Just you wait!
So there you have it.
Now here’s how you order it:
And you know how to walk through a website shopping cart. It’s easy. It’s secure. And did you know there’s free shipping?
Thanks in advance.
P.S. For $5 extra, you can get a special “Backstage Guitar Lesson” DVD with an hour long one-on-one guitar lesson with me. It’s mostly about how to play a few of my songs – but it’s also a lesson in open tunings and how to use them to write songs.
P. P. S. Any questions? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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