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July 23rd, 2018
Greetings Everyone.....Well, you have probably noticed that the website got a long overdue facelift.  It has been under construction for several
months because I wanted to change some things about the site, as well as add some things.  The site is still under construction in a few areas, but I
am working as fast as I can to resolve the issue.  I have updated the graphics on every page in the site, and I have also added some stuff.  You may
have noticed that there are a few more pages to visit.  I have created three new pages for the site.  The Interviews page will feature every
interview I have ever done for my solo work, Bad Stain Records, Numbers On Napkins, Dirty Laundry, Forever Falling, Yars Revenge, Laundromat
Productions, The Arizona Ska Punk Awards, and every business, band, or project I have ever worked on.  The page is going to take a decent amount
of time to complete, so I imagine it will be under construction for awhile.  The Merchandise and Links pages are also under construction, but will be
completed in a couple weeks.  I am also rewriting The Journey page and the process will probably take me awhile to complete, but I think everyone
will be happy with the final product.

Cheers - Chase Stain
September 22nd, 2018
It has been over two months since I redesigned the website, and I've managed to complete the merchandise page, which was pretty simple.  I
decided to remove the "Links" page, and I changed the "Interviews" page to "Press" instead, with four sub-categories: "Interviews", "Articles",
"Reviews", and "Misc. Press".  Each of the sub-categories are still in  the works, and I have a whole hell of a lot to post.....68 more interviews, 50 or
so reviews, and about a dozen or so articles and misc press....ugggg.  Although I still have a lot of work to do on "The Journey" page, and I honestly
don't expect that to be completed for several months.  I also wanted to give everyone an update on Numbers On Napkins new album.  As many of you
know, the new full length was supposed to be released in September or October, but unfortunately I doubt we can get it out that soon.  We have
nearly completed the recording process although I still need to polish up a few vocal tracks.  Then the album needs to be edited, mixed and
mastered.  I also still need to go through the whole process of copyrighting all the songs and setting up the publishing rights and still need to obtain
the publishing rights for the cover pay for all that crap!  So we are now hoping to have it out by late 2018.....we hope.  On the bright
side, I have finally released my signature series music equipment and it is officially for sale now!  When NON came back from our hiatus, Moe and
I started designing our signature instruments.  I originally planned on having mine be a Jaguar Bass with a PJ Pickup configuration.  I had planned
on using a Mustang Bass neck, because it is short scale and had an awesome feel that is almost like a guitar neck.  I wanted On/Off switches for
both pickups, and another switch to change the pickups from "In Series" to "In Parallel", and possibly another switch to change the pickups from "in
phase" to "out of phase".  I also wanted a switch to change from "passive" to "active".  Last, I wanted to take apart an Electro-Marmonix pedal and
use the inside components to incorporate on board effects into the bass.  After pricing out the cost to make my signature bass, I was looking at over
$4,000.  Even if I only marked it to sell at a break even price, nobody was gonna wanna spend that much on the signature bass of a musical artist
that is pretty much unknown, so I had to make some changes.  I decided to go in a different direction and chose to make my signature bass be a
JagStang Bass, primarily because it didn't exist.  Kurt Cobain designed that JagStang Guitar and Fender made it for him, although they never made
a bass version.  Over the years, hundreds of fans and musicians have asked them to manufacture the JagStang Bass, but requests have fallen upon
deaf ears.  About seven or eight years ago, a mock photoshop image of a JagStang Bass began circulating online with rumors of Fender releasing
it......although it was just a wild prank.  So I designed a JagStang Bass, trying to stay as accurate to the guitar version as possible.  I couldn't stop at
the JagStang though......I also wanted to release my signature guitar.  I designed about a dozen more guitars and two more basses, and chose that I
would release them all slowly over the next several years.  Each instrument will be a limited edition build of between 10 and 50 pieces.  I'm not
expecting the instruments to fly off the shelves, and I imagine that it will take years to sell them.  I just wanted to be able to offer people a few
instruments that I feel are incredible in every way, and made from the highest quality materials with expert craftsmanhip.  We only mark up the
instruments a small percentage, usually around 6-8%.  My goal is not to make money, but to get an incredible high quality guitar or bass that would
usually sell for $5000 or more, into the hands of someone who could never afford an instrument that expensive.  My signature series instruments
are not cheap, and will still set you back $1,000-$2500, but the instruments are easily worth double what I am selling them for, and I expect that
over time, there is a chance that they may increase greatly in value......only time will tell.  Check out the products that are currently available in my
Signature Series by clicking the link on the right, and check back for more products being added every couple months.  Until next time..........

Take Care,  Chase Stain
October 30th, 2018
Hello to all you devilish guys and ghouls out there.  As we approach Halloween, it always reminds me that the end of the year is drawing closer.  This
has been an amazing year, and I'm very happy that my daughter Nova has started to help out with the label, and she's to the point where I feel as
though I need to give her a lot more control.  I have decided to name my daughter Nova the new Vice President of Bad Stain Records.  Nova has an
amazing ear for music, and had found several bands that would be a wonderful addition to the label.  I have been amazed at the bands she has
discovered, especially the local AZ band Dollskin, that I honestly feel will eventually become a very successful band in the near future.  
Unfortunately, Bad Stain has been unable to make any solid recording deals with any of the bands that she has found yet, due to the fact that we are
low on revenue at this time, and unable to spend thousands of dollars to get projects off of the ground.  I'm hoping that it won't take too much longer
for us to finally find a new, amazing band, and have the funds to record and release the album.  Only time will tell, although I doubt we will have the
funds to sign a new artist until sometime in 2020.  I'm also happy to announce that I have added more information to "The Journey of Chase Stain".  
The biography now spans my life, starting off the day I was born, and spanning all the way to January 1st, 1994.  I have included a lot of info about
my life so far, but in all honesty, it has all been summarized and I have skipped over hundreds of stories that I think are very interesting, funny, or
sad.  I didn't want to turn "The Journey" into a full biography that went into a lot of details, so it just skims over things.  Even though it is not detailed
at all, "The Journey" is a lot to read.  In this age of reality entertainment, I decided to add this information for everyone to read.  I personally doubt
that most people will care about "The Journey", but I know that there are always a handful of people out there that are interested in the history of my
life, and how I started my bands, labels, zines, and various businesses.  Not much left to say, except that I am trying to finish up with the last few
vocal tracks in the recording studio, and NON's new album will be released in 2019.  We will post an exact release date as soon as we have answers.

Cheers - Chase Stain
December 12th, 2018
Well....I made a few changes to my signature series collection of instruments.  Perhaps more than a "few" actually.  I created a whole line of limited
edition guitars, bass guitars, and pickups.  Anyone who builds their own equipment knows that it sure as shit ain't cheap, so most of my guitars and
bass guitars I plan on selling at 10% above cost.  So they are around $1500-$2000 on average.  Although these are all high end instruments with
quality parts, and everything will most likely increase in value, or at least they shouldn't decrease.  I don't expect anything to fly off the selves, but I
just thought it would be pretty damn cool to offer a collection of really unique and original high quality instruments.

I also wanted to let everyone know that my band Numbers On Napkins finally finished recording all of the music for our upcoming album.  I finished
up the last of the vocals earlier in the week, and the songs are now getting edited.  Once the songs are all edited, they will all get mixed down, and
then I will be mastering the album after all the songs are finally mixed.  I know we are taking our sweet time with the album, but it should be out
within the next 3 or 4 months.  I will make sure to keep everyone posted.

Cheers - Chase Stain
January 26th, 2019
I'm optimistic about 2019, and hoping that this will be a great year. So far it hasn't been amazing, considering a knocked out one of my front teeth
and I'm in a bit of pain and I'm expecting that the dentist will end up costing me a fortune, but the year is only beginning. My daughter will be
turning 15 years old in just a few days, and my goal is to make sure that she really enjoys the next few years. She's at such a wonderful time in her
life, so this should be in interesting year for her. Just a couple days ago, she played her first live performance in front of about 50 people. Her
Music Production class put together a band featuring all of the students and played a cover of "Beginner's Luck" by The Eels at her schools Music
Showcase. She did a wonderful job playing guitar, and I'm super proud of her.  I think it's really awesome that she gets to attend such an awesome
school. I would have loved to take a class in high school that teaches you how to run a recording studio and record bands using Pro-Tools. Plus she
also takes Beginner Guitar. I'm proud of her for working so hard and getting the grades to get into such an incredible school. It was a lot of hard
work, but she really proved herself.

I also wanted to announce that all of the songs for the new upcoming album from my band, Numbers On Napkins, have been recorded and edited. All
of the songs have also been mixed, although there are two tracks that the engineer needs to make a slight adjustment on, and then I will be mastering
the album and sending it off to be pressed. Numbers On Napkins new upcoming album, "From Buckeye To Beardsley", will be available in April of
2019, and I will have an exact release date in the next couple weeks.

Cheers,  Chase Stain