If you weren’t aware of the not-so-secret, printer companies make their money from selling ink, not from printers. It’s not unusual for it to be cheaper to buy a new printer than to replace the ink cartridges. It’s called loss-leading, and I don’t begrudge them that.
The other day I was met with the usual warning flashes as I turned my printer on:
“Cyan cartridge low”
“Main tray empty” (it wasn’t empty)
Then this band new doozie:
“Magenta cartridge past its expiry date. Replace now.”
WHAT THE STUFF? It wouldn’t let me do ANYTHING on the printer until I’d changed the supposedly out of date cartridge that was printing absolutely fine the day before. Couldn’t scan, couldn’t print in black and white, couldn’t get past that software-imposed restriction making HP rich and its customers angry.
I have this printer, I would like to do this to it.
Our debut single little white lies is available in every digital format imaginable at sportsfan.bandcamp.com as a pay-what-you want download. We’re happy for you to have this one as a freebie, although any donations will be cause for giant warm fuzzies.
It is also available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and pretty much every digital retailer there is.
If you like the track, please head to triplejunearthed.com/sportsfan and give it a review.
It’s the end and the beginning all at once. For months we have been writing, rehearsing and refining in the lead up to the recording of our debut album. Between the 13th and 22nd of November, we did just that, recording at Airlock Studios in Brisbane’s north with producer Yanto Browning. All done, awaiting mixes. We recorded ten tracks and have a good idea of which will be the lead singles, one of which features the amazing talents of Jen Boyce from Ball Park Music.
Many of the tracks were also recorded with instrumentation beyond our two-piece capabilities so our little family is likely to grow soon.
We’re super ridiculously excited to show you all what we did but as you may know, these things take time. Mastering, artwork, release schedules, promo. We want to do this thing right so there’s going to be proper planning involved.
Many thanks to those who have been so supportive so early.