As you may know, Pushmi-Pullyu has been working on new album – for a very long time. Word is, that album is nearing completion. (FINALLY!)
In related news, the Mixtapes|Heartbreaks blog recently featured Pushmi-Pullyu’s “In the Bleak Midwinter” in their March MP3 Roundup. “In the Bleak Midwinter” was originally arranged for a performance a few years back on WYOU’s Just Say Ho! Telethon, which required local bands to play at least one holiday tune. Pushmi-Pullyu chose an old Christmastime hymn, turning it into a sort-of love song. (We then released it as mam233.)
Check out “In the Bleak Midwinter,” as well as Mixtapes|Heartbreaks’s other March picks here. For updates on the album, follow the band on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Assuming you’ve all liked us on facebook (hint, hint), take a moment to answer our poll. As we celebrate turning 5 years old (more on that soon), it’s interesting to see what people value in terms of how they listen to music. If you have a few spare seconds, pick your favorite/preferred audio format, and leave a comment on why you made that decision.
Perhaps it could influence future choices here at Mine All Mine… Find the poll here, or click that giant, obvious sign above. For those of you who do not have facebook, feel free to answer below.
In the past, we’ve been known strictly as mine, all mine! records. I was extremely fussy about the particulars, including the abbreviation of mam!records.
I’ve come to see that on average, people have problems with these names – and perhaps rightfully so. People have problems not capitalizing the name, particularly at the beginning of a sentence. They also have issues remembering where the punctuation should go, as well as what exactly the punctuation is. What we end up with is a strange mishmash of ways to write the label name, which ultimately causes issues for people trying to find and/or talk about us.
To remedy this (and with great pains), we are officially changing the name to the simpler Mine All Mine Records. All words are now capitalized normally, and the punctuation is gone for good. As for the abbreviation – well, that’s not so simple. There happen to be other labels with the abbreviation M.A.M. Records (or something similar). As far as I know, none of them are huge, but I also don’t want people looking for us and finding them, or vice versa. For now, we will stick with the abbreviation mamrecords (which is similar to our old mam!records), but if you have better ideas you’re free to use them.
These changes will be slowly rolling out, so you might see the old versions of the name in use in some places (particularly if we’re slow to change logos). There’s also the issue that facebook does not currently allow for name changes on pages with greater than 100 connections. We don’t want to abandon you all there, so until facebook realizes how dumb their current policy is, we’ll be using the old naming convention there.