November update

Hello, Kow boys and Kow girls and non-binary Kowpokes. Here are a few bits of Apocalypse Kow news to cap off a wonderful, warm week. First, the one you’re probably most interested in hearing about, is the new Christmas CD.

There are a couple of developments on this front. Firstly, we decided that, since the number of people who donated to our Indiegogo campaign was manageable, we decided to put every donor’s name in the thank-yous on the new CD! That’s right, even if you donated $7 (as one of you did), you’re getting a thank-you in the CD liner notes, as well as a Christmas card thank-you, assuming you included your address with your donation.

Secondly, here’s where we are production-wise. we have completed all of the recording for the Christmas album. We have a completed draft of the disc and packaging. We even have a name: A Very Kow Kristmas. we even have a manufacturer lined up. The only thing we’re waiting on now is authorization from the various music publishers. This is the same thing we’ve had to wait for on all our previous CDs, and depending on how “on the ball” they are, we could receive word in a few days or a few weeks. We’ve also complicated matters a little by having parody songs this time around, which require a slightly different process.

None of this changes our plans, however. As we stated on the Indiegogo campaign, releasing the Christmas album at the Kabaret was a best case scenario. If we experienced any delays, we knew we would have to delay the release. This has not changed. we are still hoping to release by the Kabaret, but the disc may be delayed. We will keep you all in the loop, not just as fans, but as donors who have helped make this Christmas album a reality for us.

Speaking of the Apocalypse Kow Kristmas Kabaret, it will be on Thursday, December 8, at the Nest at NAIT. This year’s proceeds will go to benefit the Edmonton Humane Society. We will also be accepting food donations for the NAIT Students’ Association Food Centre. The poster and Facebook event will be going up this weekend, so please help us spread the word and come on out to enjoy an evening of fun, food, friendship, and frivolity. We’ll try and keep the “Silver Bells” to a minimum this year. Our special guests this year include Edmonton musician Lindsey Walker and well-known Edmonton radio personality and voice around town, Scott C. Bourgeois. And we haven’t forgotten about the couple who chose the “VIP seating” reward from our campaign. We’ll make sure you guys get great seats, maybe right in front of Jago. :)

Finally, we somehow managed to land a few holiday gigs this year. We have two company Christmas parties in December, and we’ll also be performing at the Festival of Trees! So whoever’s been throwing our name out there, thank you.

And thank you, Kow fans. We’ve had a very busy year. You guys help keep us motivated with your smiling faces in the audience, your raucous applause, and your effusive praise. This is our 18th year of singing. I can’t imagine what our 20th will be like.

Edit: included greeting for non-binary-identifying Kow fans. Apologies for the omission.