It is finished.
Dear HORSE the band fans,
3 years of work are over.
I was gonna say something.
We mailed out the > ~500 Earth Tour Photobooks and 7-DVD Sets today. We did it at the post office. It took a long time to make them. Carrying them sucked. They were heavy. They cost $3400 to ship. It took 2 years to make the 6-volume, 10.5 hour movie. It took 6 months to select photos, edit them, and then lay out the photo book. It took 4 months to hand-make all the books and DVDs.
The casing of the book is bound in real cloth. I don’t think this has been done for like 100 years because it’s too time-consuming and too expensive. I think also our book is the first cloth-bound full-color book in existence. Our bookmaker Tony cut 7 football fields of fabric and went through half a ton of chipboard. The book is beautiful. It is the coolest thing ever released by a band ever. It feels so good to hold.
There are 3 versions of the book. One is in brown cloth with gold hot stamping. That is what most of you will get. The second version is maroon with white foil hot stamping. That is what particularly generous donors got. Looks like their generosity paid off, BIG TIME. There aren’t very many of these. And the third is the rare white version, which only the touring party gets. ahahahah
More people than we ever expected ordered the book and it was hard to find enough artifacts and prizes to give to you guys but we did it. All of our keepsakes are gone. :_( Lots of people got pieces of Plopp’s Plopp pants. If you don’t know what those are, you will soon, so don’t be surprised if you are lucky and have a piece of jeans floating in your package..
Anyway, we mailed the books media mail in the US and Priority to every other country in the world. Depending on where you live you could get your book tomorrow or up to about 10 days from now. Sorry it’s so late.
If you like the movie and book the best thing you can do is show it to someone else. and then tell them to donate or something. instead of buying Subway that day. Also, donations under $5 pretty much all just go to Paypal, so don’t bother donating if it’s less than that. Not that we don’t appreciate it, but I doubt you would wanna spend $5 of your money if we were only gonna see like $2.20 of it. After $5 the percentage becomes less stupid.
We are going to make a torrent of the DVDs available ourselves on public and private sites. We realized someone is going to do it anyway, and we want people to see this the way we intended it and to have the opportunity to tell people what we were thinking in a special message in the torrent.
After everyone has received their book we’ll make the torrent available on our sites and release pictures of the book so everyone who didn’t get one can feel very, very sad..
We’re submitting to film festivals too, so who knows what will happen with that. I heard you have to buy in to those things but maybe there are some good people out there somewhere still. Anyway, if you like the movie and think it would be cool for a bigger audience to see it, eventually maybe even having all-nighter marathon screenings around the world (we think it would be cool), you can donate to us to help make that happen. There’s a donate button at http://www.horsethebandearthtour.com
We had to make 10% extra than what we thought we needed as a safety, cause so many books get destroyed in the binding process. Lots of them did get destroyed in fact, but It’s possible that we will have a few books left over, and if we do, I guarantee some horrible way of having a chance at getting one. HAaahaahahah it is going to be PSYCHOLOGICALLY FUCKED UP contest and perhaps even more fucked up for your wallet. But, that’s what you get if you missed out on the greatest piece of paraphernakujahnaj ever produced the first time around..
So. keep your eyes peeled if you are in the market for that sort of thing. I guarantee if there are some they will go with a blinding surprise, the last surprise of your life.
Oh, one other thing. We mailed your books with the DVDs in weird positions to keep them as safe as possible. You can put them in the sleeves when you get them, or you can take them out. For long terms storage I would store the DVDs on a spindle so the book doesn’t get a weird shape. But as long as you don’t smash it between other books, they won’t get a weird shape, so it’s not a big deal. Also, we recommend not pushing the DVDs all the way to the bottom of the sleeves, they are a little bit hard to get out then, but don’t worry, it’s possible with a little ingenuity, which I’m sure you all have. But they sit nice and snug before that point, so don’t worry about it.