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Ellis Paul CDs make great holiday gifts

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:27 pm
by bonuela
Naughty or Nice, everyone on your holiday gift list deserves an Ellis Paul CD or two!! :D

I can't think of a better way to spread the news and share the music. :)

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:03 pm
by KarenZ
Even better is giving autographed CDs! :) So far there are five folks on my Christmas list who are getting a copy of Ellis Paul Essentials. I bought a gold felt tip pen and had Ellis autograph four for me on Friday one that was autographed in purple back at Passim on Oct. 28. (Or was it green? No...I think it was purple...) The gold looks really nice....I'm so glad I thought of it. ;)


Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:26 pm
by Pebbles
Ahhhhh Karen, what a great idea! I should have done that for my precocious blue-eyed kid! Tough to do though when we go to the shows together.
Santa is working on completing her Ellis collection... :wink:


Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:13 pm
by bonuela
Paddy's post about borrowing CDs from the library got me thinkging.......

I bet if we each donate a copy of Essentials to our local library we could reach a whole new group of people. It would enable people to listen for free, forcing them to fall under Ellis' spell and then buy their own copy.

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:19 pm
by Sue Ellen
That is a GREAT idea; It reminds me that I had looked at my local branch of the County Library, and they do not have a single EP CD...what a crime.

Sue Ellen

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:49 pm
by paddyinthepub
Bonnie, that's a really good idea.

SueEllen, it is a crime, isn't it? I have equal access to over half a dozen libraries in our County Library System via their website and did a quick search after finding Sufjan Stevens. I thought sure I would see a copy of at least one or two of Ellis's CDs somewhere in the system.

Nope!!! :shock:

As to how libraries attain their music stock, I'm not entirely sure.
I'd venture to guess it's mostly via donations by mindful folks who for some reason can part ways with items from their collection. Giving copies of Ellis Paul's ESSENTIALS to our local libraries would in fact be a great
way to spread the word. Exponentially, I would think.

Also, there's several dozen computers in our library. Nearby is a wall upon
which is a "dry erase board".......and one day someone had written upon it the following question for all to see: WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO???

It was some age appropriate answer that escapes me now.....but I thought
hmmn.......wonder what would happen if I put Ellis Paul up there. Here's a situation where folks are sitting at computers surfing the internet, they give their eyes a rest from the screen....look up...see this QNA.....and
next thing ya know they are "Googling" Ellis Paul.

So yes......the library system could be a great vehicle for exposure. :D

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:40 pm
by bonuela

Did anyone want to share a sharing story?

I gave my parents a signed copy of Essentials and my Mom hasn't stopped listening to it yet!

I also put a few Ellis songs on my annual Holiday Mix CD and he has generated the most questions. "Who's this one?" and so on. 8) I know of a few people who want to go see him now!!