I usually try to keep my Examiner.com column and personal @ScribeQuotes blog separate, but today’s article is for a really good cause… So I decided to bend my own rules.
I’m a firm believer in helping people achieve their creative dreams, and this cause just might be something you are interested in too. If you’re a huge music fan (like myself), then perhaps this will strike a ‘chord’ with you as well.
Here’s the article with links:
So have you ever wanted to help a musician make an album? Perhaps you’ve always fantasized about having your name in the ‘thank you’ section of the credits of a CD jacket. Taking it a step further, you might even be the type of person that would love to have handwritten lyrics sent to you…one of a kind, collector’s items. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Take a mental picture break, slap that tongue back in your mouth, and wipe the spittle that started forming at the corners of your mouth the second you began salivating. Your chance to have all of that, plus more is here.
Singer/Songwriter, wordsmith and poet, Greg Holden needs your help. Check out his Kickstarter fundraising campaign that’s running until October 2, 2010 here. The Scottish born, English raised singer is now a local friend calling Brooklyn home and he needs our help New York. He’s trying to raise enough money to aid in the creation of his first full length album and you could help make that dream come true.
Donations are welcome in all shapes and sizes and amounts. If you’ve only got a spare dollar to share, that’s more than welcome. People who pledge $15 dollars or more will receive an advanced digital copy of his new album, plus exclusive emails with regular updates, pictures, and videos of Holden throughout the recording process.
Pledges of $60 or more will receive everything on the previous two donations ‘rungs’ [15, 35 dollar pledges] PLUS a personal handwritten poem by the talented musician himself. Oh and remember that whole name printed inside the album thing mentioned earlier? You’ll also have that with the $60 or more pledge.
Sounds good, but you’re still looking for that closer connection to your favorite singer… Okay. So if you’ve got, let’s say, $200 (or more) that you’re willing to pledge (to a very good cause) then I suppose you should know that along with all that was mentioned before (plus some other great rewards and unreleased home recordings), Greg Holden will even call you up on the phone and have a nice little chat. One on one. Mono y mono. But I digress. With a $200+ pledge you’ll also receive two guest-list passes to a show of your choice when Holden hits up your town or city. Heck he’ll even dedicate the set to you that evening.
By this time you must be foaming at the mouth to donate what you can, so without further adieu, here is the link for Greg’s Kickstarter Fund plus all the different donation levels and associated rewards.
One last note, if Greg doesn’t reach his target of $20,000, then the money you’ve pledged will be returned to you. But let’s not let that happen.
With 25 days left, Greg is already more than half way to his goal. Let’s keep pushing those numbers up, by pledging and then telling everyone you know. This is the kind of music we all need more of. Being a part of the process is the best prize yet. Knowing you can help someone make their dreams come true will stay with you forever.
For more information on Greg Holden and his music, be sure to click on the sidebar for previous articles featuring him as well as the links to his sites below.
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