Yesterday, while continuing to battle some sort of flu, I left the apartment for a bit to take some photos. As luck would have it, I stopped into a bakery for a muffin, and not one hour later seemed to have been hit by a major case of food poisoning. Perhaps that sounds hard to believe, but yep, that's what happened. When I finally made it home, feeling as though I could barely stand (literally), there sat the package from Easton. Although I was in too much of a fog to really absorb the beauty of it all, I did muster up an ounce of energy to open the package.
After almost 24 straight hours in bed, I finally gave a good look this morning. In addition to a hand-painted cover/back, Easton even adds a simple touch by drawing a guitar in marker on the package. I wish I could say that this a great lesson for the major labels, but well, that ship has sailed. Perhaps this a great lesson for artists and independent labels. This direct-to-fan touch, though time consuming, is unbelievably rewarding for the listener. Fantastic work, Tim.