Taken by Sarah De Buck. She had the album back when it was just with scratch vocals so she could design the cover and after she heard it, made this. I told her it could not see the light of day until after the album release. (I cackled with glee over bringing up Lloyd again and waited OH so patiently for y’all to hear it.)
This is simply an artist’s interpretation.
We’ll talk soon about plans for the 3rd installment. Frankly, i have a LOT of thinking to do. Until the usual state of affairs, i actually have a pretty damn good idea where most things are headed. Which you think would made figuring a solid plotline and framing device easier, but no. There’s a lot of stuff to cover and a lot of ways to cover it. One thing i think i’m leaning towards is that it may have to be a couple self contained stories. You know, like the steampunk and atompunk operas to a certain extent.
There’s the Why, which is pretty damn interesting if i do say so, and a worthy Why that i totally believe has been worth waiting to find out. One that i think would be misserved by simply relegating it to a few lines of lyrical exposition.
There’s the How, also full of potential and there’s the potential for a great story that explains it that would work great as a couple songs in a song cycle.
And then there’s our cast and what happens next. So at the moment i’m fiddling with the idea of 3 song cycles. I’m also fiddling with the name Madeleine Magpie And The Secret Of The Cyberpunk Burlesque Show, but that is ridiculous of course and i imagine i’ll decide on something better. And without Madeleine Magpie, although i actually see this story there. And it’s interesting. And odd. And oddly fits, but it’s ridiculous of course and surely you all trust me to not follow some utterly ridiculous concept to some insane great length. Right? Right?! Hmmmmmm…….
And oh yeah, UNCLE RAVEN’S SUPER HAPPY FUNTIME CARNIVAL IS OUT NOW. CHECK IT OUT HERE, because, there it is. Although i must say, the response has been FREAKING AMAZING. Like… holy shitballs i love you all. I LOOOOOOVE you. Like the Floozies love Raven. (And yes, you bet your ass i am going to tell a backstory on that one one day not so far off. In song of course. There WILL be a Floozy song.) But thank you. You do not know what all that online response and sales and posts and Tumblr stuff means to me.