June 15th, 2003 - 2003 Studio Album Update

It’s Stuart Davis writing to share the semi-secret news. In two weeks, I’m off to Hollywood to record my next full length CD with independent producer Alex Gibson (Janes Addiction, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, Christina Aguilera, Fastball, Live, Leanne Rimes, The Cult, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins, Tonic, David Lee Roth, Rod Stewart). Alex not only ‘gets’ the philosophical / spiritual dimension of my music, he lives and breathes it in his own life. I mean, how many music moguls meditate with the artists they’re producing?

Well, Alex does. Like all of us at Post Apocalyptic Records, he’s committed to facilitating awakening through an inventive approach to the entertainment world. Alex has agreed to produce my next album and use his resources to help us introduce Stuart Davis music to a bigger audience.

It’s perfect timing. Post Apocalyptic, our growing independent record label, now has some 40 investors / benefactors and over 300 ‘Punk Monks’- volunteers helping us from coast to coast (even Europe) with marketing and promotion, and that number grows steadily. This summer (Aug 1,2,3) Punk Monks and investors will come from all over the U.S. and Canada to gather in Boulder, Colorado to train in publicity on the next Stuart Davis CD. Workshops on radio, television, magazines, newspaper, and internet publicity, college and club booking, and distribution will all be offered over the weekend. With Alex on board, our possibilities have jumped to another level in both the art and business.

My take on the mainstream machine has always been that it can be useful if it’s engaged without losing track of the true purpose (serving the Mystery and waking up). There’s amazing potential (look at bands like Live, Tool, Peter Gabriel, U2, Saul Williams, to name a few) to reach people. We- investors, punk monks- anyone who wants to come forward- have an opportunity to do something amazing.

I’m honored to be working with all of you, and I’m eager to do everything I can with our resources to make our work a lamp in the World. Our dream has become a reality- with the past two CDs we’ve created a record label on Buddhist principals, funded and staffed by its own community- a pop Sangha. It’s deep. It’s sexy. It’s growing. Our projects are financed by the fans of the music, who buy shares in each project.

We are now putting together funding on the new CD, produced by Alex Gibson, our biggest project yet. We’ve had great success working from within our own fan base to develop our label, and that’s what we’re doing now. If you are interested in investing in this project and would like details on this and previous albums released this way, email me directly.

Whatever the case, thanks so much for supporting us at shows and making it possible for a truly different kind of record label to thrive and grow. Look for the new CD sometime soon~

Stuart Davis, Boulder Colorado

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