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Finally checked an item off my "bucket list" thanks to HP

  1. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 16 months ago

    Mind if I toot my own horn for a minute?

    I'm in a good mood today because HubPages has helped me knock an item off of my wanna-be rock journalist/heavy metal geek bucket list....

    Those of you who read my Hubs (all two of you) obviously know that I'm a big hard rock and metal fan. Over the past year I have written numerous reviews of albums released on Stormspell Records, a small indie label devoted to '80s/retro metal. Thanks to those articles I have become friends with the owner of said label on Facebook.

    About a month ago, he contacted me saying he was in a pinch -- he was prepping the layout for a new CD release that was due to go to the printer in a few days, and the band had sent him a brief bio/history (to go inside the CD booklet) that was poorly written and needed tweaking to make it usable. He asked me if I could do a quick rewrite/edit on it and said he'd send me a free copy of the CD as a thank you when it was released. I said "sure, no problem," he sent me the file, and I banged out a readable version of it over my Sunday morning coffee.

    Yesterday I got my copy of that disc in the mail ("20 Years of Terror" by the '80s thrash/death metal band Terror) and lo and behold, in the booklet I am credited and thanked for my "Editorial Assistance."  Yes, my name is in the "thanks" list of an actual CD!



    This may not sound like a big deal to some of ya, but as a guy who spent way too much time during my teen years obsessively studying the lyric sheets/credits/thanks lists in the liner notes of every album I bought, this was a VERY COOL THING for an old headbanger to finally achieve... and I owe it all to HP!

    (happy dance)

    1. EricDockett profile image99
      EricDockettposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      As a fellow long-time metal enthusiast I agree that this is indeed a "very cool thing". Congratulations!

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hooray!!!! smile That is awesome! Toot your horn all you want.

    3. SakinaNasir53 profile image97
      SakinaNasir53posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      @FatFreddysCat That's so cool! Congratulations on your achievement. Great job!

    4. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Very cool, congrats!

    5. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      That is a great result and I would not mind betting that it will be the first of many such opportunities from the same source.  Nice one!

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image98
        FatFreddysCatposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        One can only hope!
        I am waiting patiently by the phone for Metallica to call me, maybe they'll want me to write the liner notes to their next career spanning box set. Haha. big_smile

    6. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Extremely cool! Having your name on a CD is more than most people in the world can say, I think! smile

  2. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 16 months ago

    Congratulations! I can definitely understand why you're happy. It's great news.

  3. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 16 months ago

    That's so awesome on multiple levels. You can't buy this kind of personal fulfillment and I understand how it must feel when your passion gets rewarded like this.

  4. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 16 months ago

    Awesome smile that's really cool congrats

  5. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 16 months ago

    Happy Headbanging, rock on, thrash it out, riff it up, swing it baby, strum some, drumsticks aplenty, feverish teen steam, Whitesnake For Pensioners!!!!

    What with your joyful tidings, the niche news and other positives we might end 2016 with a wee dram and a bucket loada optimism.

    Well done FFC.

  6. YvetteHeymans profile image60
    YvetteHeymansposted 16 months ago

    Congratulations! No small achievement by any means.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 16 months ago

    Thanks all! (whips out air guitar)

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    calculus-geometryposted 16 months ago

    Nice work, you deserve it!

  9. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 16 months ago

    Oh, well done, FFC!

    Isn't it great, that as a writer, you can do things that 'mere mortals' find daunting?

  10. UnnamedHarald profile image97
    UnnamedHaraldposted 16 months ago

    Toot away, Keith. That's cool. At first I thought you got short-changed by getting a CD for your efforts, but your name printed on the jacket is worth more than a few bucks (at least it would be to me). Congratulations.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Nah, Stormspell is a very small indie operation (it's one guy, running the label in his spare time, out of his house!) and the rewrite/edit work took me all of an hour.
      In addition to putting my name in the booklet of the disc, he also sent freebies of a few of his other recent CDs in the thank-you package, so I feel it was a fair trade. I'm an obsessed collector so I'll gladly work for free CDs. smile

  11. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 16 months ago

    We all need our moments of success, so congrats.