Spiny Norman’s Mind Games News

From time to time, I like to search the web for any activity on my old band Mind Games. We released one 45 record and it has gone on to be quite the collector’s item. One of the links below says a copy was recently sold for $1,100! I’ve got links to some of our stuff along the right side of the page.

Over-the-top punk ragers…

Wow, I didn’t know my band was “over-the-top punk ragers”…hmmm spastic punk mess and sloppy maybe. HAHA!

14. Mind Games, “Sorry About That Chief!” (1981) 

One of the most over-the-top punk ragers, culled from the Staring Down the Barrel compilation and originally issued in an edition of only 100 copies, Mind Games are a spastic punk mess that pays homage to Get Smart in the sloppiest, most perfect, barf-pile of a song.


Tunecore music royalties. I’m rich!

I posted some songs from my old band, Mind Games, to iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody and eMusic using the Tunecore service and just got an email with the subject line “You Have Royalties From iTunes”. WOW! So I log in and low and behold, there’s a whopping $1.06 in my account! 40 cents is actually from Napster. Appears to be mostly from streaming, but maybe one actual purchase. Yeah, I don’t even know how I get paid HAHA. 66 cents is from UK iTunes.

Well, I don’t know where I’m gonna  spend it all. I think I’ll just let it sit there and grow =)