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THE GREAT BIG ONE – MIXTAPE TRAILER
The Great Big Mixtape – FAQs
What is this tape exactly?
The tape is a simulation of a late-night radio broadcast inspired by The Great Big One. There are clues embedded in the songs, lyrics, and static pointing the way to bookstores where we’ve hidden various treasures. There is a very limited run of tapes, all made possible through the generosity of contributing artists who are my musical heroes.
How can I get the tape?
You can buy the book at an independent bookstore and present proof of purchase through this website. If you do – while supplies last – we will mail you a tape. You may also seek the cassette at independent bookstores regardless of whether you buy the book. There will be some floating out there in the world, but you’ll have to get lucky.
What’s an independent bookseller?
Here’s a good store locator, but it’s not exhaustive. Local chains are fine.
Can I buy this tape?
Rock and roll is not for sale and neither is the mixtape. Most listed artists contributed their music for free.
Are you making money on this tape?
No. This is a limited, self-financed project. Shipping, production, and cassette tape costs stacked against hardback royalties will show you, at a glance, why I become an author instead of an actuary.
Publishing a book is a rare event. I wanted to have fun with it. It was also a chance to reach out to some of my favorite artists in the world and say thank you, and ask if they’d like to collaborate on something. I’ve also enjoyed learning about video editing, sound engineering, and other media for storytelling.
When will I get the tape?
Once all tapes have been claimed, they will be shipped at the same time. Given delays in materials, shipping, and other known limitations, we cannot guarantee a ship date, nor respond to inquiries about timing. Updates will be sent via email & occasionally posted at this site.
Which songs are on the tape?
It’s a surprise. Like a late night radio broadcast.
Which songs are rare and unreleased?
Part of the surprise.
Who is that person on the tape?! Whose voice is that!??
Probably someone super famous.
Will there be another soundtrack or opportunity to get a tape?
It’s possible. The project was a lot of fun, and there’s a chance we’ll pursue a sequel.
How about a concert with all the bands on the tape? Can we do that?
It would be a dream come true.