"God Was a Woman," a popular song from Lunacy's second album, Hand of Desire, will be sung at Reclaiming's Spiral Dance performance this Oct 29th, during a memorial for author Merlin Stone, who passed in Feb of this year.
Keith Ward, the amazing artist who designed the Lunacy CD, is working on Hand of Desireas we speak as I type. There's still time to pre-order it and get free shipping. (See ordering information in the previous post below from March.)
On the evening of March 9th, 2011, Dave VanDerKamp, the wonderfully talented friend I've known since high school -- and the man who remastered both Lunacy recordings, imprinted the huge lyrics file onto the disc, manufactured the discs, and assembled each CD package -- handed me the first run of the honest-to-gods, finally, I-can-hardly-believe-it, totally completed Lunacy CDs.
So since then I've been sending out the pre-orders to folks to gave me some of their hard-earned money as long ago as the fall of 2007. (I'm wearing a bag over my head as I do so, out of sheer embarrassment. Who knew these things could take so long?)
I've heard a rumor that there are some folks out there who are itching to get their paws on a copy. If you're one of those people (but were smart enough not to give me money in advance), I want you to know that I'm planning to get a link to PayPal here on this site soon; but if you don't want to wait for that, here's how to order in the meantime:
Prices: $15.00 per CD, plus $3.00 shipping for the first CD, and $1.00 for each additional CD.
Please write out your order, and make a check for the full amount payable to "P. Soderberg." Be sure to include your mailing address (along with an e-address if you'd like to know when I send your order), and mail it all to:
Sparky T. Rabbit
1224 - 37th St.
Rock Island, IL
For those who are daring, you can go ahead and pre-order the second album, Hand of Desire, which I'm hoping to have out by Midsummer 2011. My gift for your foolhardiness support in advance is free shipping,so you need only include $15.00 for each copy of the Hand of Desire CD you would like. (But if you're also purchasing the first album, don't forget the shipping charges for that part of your order.)
Sparky T. Rabbit here. Back in 1990, my singing partner, Greg Johnson, and I released an album of Pagan a cappella music named after our band: Lunacy. It proved to be quite popular, and in '92 we recorded another, Hand of Desire.
Both albums were released as cassette tapes, but in just a few years CDs became dominant, and eventually--even though the music was still in demand--nobody wanted cassettes anymore. It was time to make CDs, but due to lack of funds and other factors, that never happened.
People have been asking, begging, and pleading for Lunacy CDs for many years now, and I've been actively working on the project since 1999. It's been slow going and there have been plenty of delays along the way, BUTNOW I am happy to say--believe it or not--that the CDs are going to come back into the world very soon.
You can read about the progress of the Lunacy CDs here, and quite shortly, you'll also be able to order them!