There are a couple of ways you can pay for the downloadable version of "Ordinary Hero", but the easiest is via Paypal (but it will cost you an extra $0.45 in Paypal service fees):
The second-easiest (and cheapest) is by sending a check or money order for $5.00 in U.S. dollars per copy to me (if you make additional copies as gifts for a friend or family member, you owe me an additional five bucks for each one you give away) at:
Thom Stark POB 5008, PMB 199 Mariposa, CA 95338-5008If you're a California resident, you should also add 39 cents sales tax per copy.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can send cash, instead, but it might get stolen along the way - so wrap that puppy up to disguise it!
Now that you've taken care of business - you have taken care of business, right? - here's how you create your very own, do-it-yourself copy of "Ordinary Hero":
Download the MP3 versions of the songs (PC users RIGHT-click each link and choose "Save Link As" or "Save Target As":, Macintosh users hold down the Control key and click your pointer on each link until the pop-up menu appears and choose "Save As" from the pop-up menu):
(Accept the name your browser suggests for each file - that'll make sure they appear in the proper order when you burn your CD - and make a note of the directory where you saved the MP3s, so you can find them again in step 3.)
Use the same method to download the tray insert, disc label and booklet in Adobe Acrobat PDF 3.01 format:
Print each file - you'll need to get the Neato 2-up CD label forms for the disc label - and carefully cut out the tray insert and booklet along the printed guidelines. Then disassemble a conventional CD case. Fold the tray insert so that it fits inside the case and put it in the tray. Make sure you have it properly oriented before you reassemble the CD case. Then fold the booklet in half and insert it into the case lid with the cover facing out.
Next, locate the directory where you saved the MP3s in Step 1 and convert them to WAV files using winLAME (for PC). Macintosh users will want to convert them to AIFF files instead, using DropMP3 (for which you'll need to install both the executable and the shared library files).
Then burn them to CD, using the software that came with your CD burner, or use Nero (for PC) or Dragonburn (for pre-OS X Macintoshes) or the CD Burn application that comes bundled with OS X. (Your software will ensure that the tracks appear in the proper order on the finished CD.)
All that's left is to carefully apply the label to your new CD and that's it! Now you've got your own copy of "Ordinary Hero" - and you did it all yourself!
(Copyright© 2003 by Thom Stark--all rights reserved)