The first installment of the Snappy Little Numbers 2020 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club is out now! V/A "Charlie Continental's Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" (SLN-191/HDBC-007) features myself along with Chris Kuhn, Julie D and Nuevo Leon each contributing tunefully interpreted original songs based off of a general song idea that I shared at the suggestion of Denver scene stalwart Rob #3. Here's the deal in a nutshell- this release is available on Gold or Gray HDBC cassettes, download link included, through the SLN Web Store HERE. Consumer's choice! They're not going the subscription route this year as they've opted for a very limited production run for each release. This one will go out of print at 11:59pm mst on 8/23/20. The digital version is up on my bandcamp HERE and there is no expiration on that! It will also be available on all your other fave digital/streaming platforms very soon. Proceeds from cassette/digital sales and bandcamp donations are benefiting the ACLU. Thank you for any and all support!
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
V/A "Charlie Continental's Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" is a compilation of original songs recorded for a song-sharing project that I initiated based off of an idea by my pal Rob Burleson. Round 1 of the results have come in and the EP is comprised of cool tunes from me, Charlie Continental, as well as Chris Kuhn (State Drugs, Pulling Teeth, Integrity), Julie D (The Drolls, Guest Directors, Chinchilla) and Nuevo Leon (aka Trevor McMorris- Hooper, Big Timber, Bailer). They are neatly packaged as the first installment of the Snappy Little Numbers 2020 Hand Dubbed Buddies Club: ultra limited cassettes, hand dubbed, hand numbered and personalized. This year SLN is changing things up and only producing HDBC cassettes for a short period, with a production duration ending one month after the initial release date. Consumers can choose either Gold or Gray tapes, no subscription required and either color will be numbered and personalized in green. HDBC cassettes are only available through SLN or the artists directly! V/A "Charlie Continental's Community Tune Garden, Version 1.0" is now up for pre-order in SLN's Web Store HERE. It will also be available on bandcamp and all the usual digital/streaming platforms. More info on the project can be found in my previous update and proceeds from the sale of this release are benefiting the ACLU. Version 1.1 isn't far behind, hit me up if you'd like to contribute a track. More info coming soon on the future of the project. Thanks for the continued support folks!
Posted by Chuck at 1:30 AM
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
It’s project time friends! At my friend Rob Burleson’s suggestion, I have a little song sharing experiment type thing going on. The idea is simple. I wrote a song and I’m sharing it with anyone that wants to make their own version. Although I have melodies, lyrics, arrangement etc. for my own version, I’m just providing participants with a lone electric guitar recording as a guide for complete creative freedom. Do it solo, do it with a band, make it rock, make it dancey, change the key, add a part, make it loud, make it quiet… do what ya want! This is open to all interested parties on planet earth! Just email me at email@example.com (or firstname.lastname@example.org) expressing your interest in Charlie Continental’s Community Tune Garden and I’ll send you more info plus what you need to get started... Thaaanks!
Posted by Chuck at 5:09 PM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Hello interested readers, I've whipped up another jingle! The Grawlix Saves the World is a hilarious new podcast and The Grawlix gang (Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy) asked me to write them a theme song, which I of course did. It's called "We're Getting Fixed (The Grawlix Save The World)" and there are 2 versions, a full and an edit. You can hear both and send a tip (if ya wanna, don't gotta!) on my bandcamp page HERE. Yeah we know, The Grawlix say "saves" but I say "save". I worked with what I knew at the time and now we have a fun fact! Keen listeners might remember I penned the theme song for The Grawlix crew's television show "Those Who Can't" that aired for 3 fantastic seasons. I'll figure out some sort of physical release for this latest tune through Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings and the digital version will hit all the other digi-streaming spots later this month. The Grawlix Saves The World podcast launched on 1/14/20, so set your pod-dial right now. Thanks for listening!
Posted by Chuck at 10:22 AM
Thursday, September 26, 2019
I have a new release out today on cassette/digital called "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos"! The cassette is part of the Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings Hand Dubbed Buddies Club. It's the 5th cassette of the 2019 HDBC and you can learn more about it, join the club (gold cassettes) or order individually (gray cassettes) HERE. All cassettes come with download links. It's also available digitally on my bandcamp HERE as well as all the other usual digital/streaming sites. I wrote and recorded the songs on "Staycation: The Early SPELLS Demos" in 2012, prior to the formation of SPELLS. They became the first 3 songs SPELLS learned and updated (plus Staycation became Left Behind). The SPELLS versions sound like a real gosh darned band. These versions sound like some dude screwing around. Both assessments are accurate, for better and for not-as-better-but-still-fun. These songs became SPELLS songs and are still played because of my very talented and patient friends: Rob, Ben, Don and Lauren. I thought it would be cool to put out the raw beginnings of a band I've had the time of my life with. Thanks for checking it out!
Posted by Chuck at 6:00 AM
Monday, June 17, 2019
Last month, I released a digital single called "Come Howl With Us". The tune is the theme song for the Werewolf Radar podcast and there are two versions, a Full and an Edit. A physical release was threatened when the digital single dropped and that threat is now realized! The Charlie Continental "Come Howl With Us" cassette is the first installment of Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings' brand new Hand Dubbed Buddies Club, or HDBC for short! What on earth is the Hand Dubbed Buddies Club?! It's a pretty simple concept. The HDBC features made to order custom casssettes, hand dubbed and numbered with a personal note from SLN and/or the recording artist. A download link is included. HDBC cassettes are only available directly through SLN or the artists themselves. Customers that order a HDBC release are encouraged to leave SLN and/or the artist a personal note at web store checkout. Cuz we're all gonna be buddies (if we aren't already) and that's all it takes to be part of the all-inclusive club! Wanna be an ultra club member? Sign up for an annual subscription to the club! HDBC annual subscribers will get Gold Mail Order Edition cassettes numbered in orange plus cool bonuses, while those fans that purchase releases individually will get Gray Open Edition cassettes numbered in blue. To learn more and subscribe, go HERE. SLN thinks the HDBC is a fun way to be more connected through music and counter-culture, plus it offers a physical format (with cool consistent packaging, plus the gold cassettes match their gold company 45 sleeves!) for releases that might not see a physical pressing otherwise. My SLN-164/HDBC-001 open edition cassette is available for order in their web store HERE and the digital version is still up on my bandcamp HERE as well as all the other streaming and download sites. Thanks for listening- again!
Posted by Chuck at 5:00 AM
Monday, May 20, 2019
Hey internet, I'm back at it with the jingles! Werewolf Radar is a spooooky podcast that asked me to write them a tune for their relaunch which is slated for 5/27/19 and I was happy to oblige. It's called "Come Howl With Us" and there are 2 versions, a full and an edit. You can hear both and kick me a tip (if ya wanna, don't gotta!) on my bandcamp page HERE. I'll figure out some sort of physical release through Snappy Little Numbers Quality Audio Recordings at some point too. Thanks for listening!
Posted by Chuck at 12:32 PM