Supporting the Arts
Some very useful things you can do include organizing a show
, buying a CD
, putting up stickers
or making a one-time donation for all the music you've been listening to online (I hope you have, anyway) by clicking the "donate" button below...
Here's the "donate" button for donating via Paypal:
...or by sending a check
(or well-concealed cash in any currency) to my PO Box:
PO Box 86805
Portland, OR 97286
Or you can subscribe!
A THOUSAND FRIENDS: A CROWDSOURCED CAREER
What's that? The goal is to have a thousand people
who think it worthwhile to subscribe
to me by pitching in $50 each year
to me, allowing me to spend more time writing, less time chasing paying gigs and more time singing at protests and doing benefit concerts. In return you get in the mail a collection of my older CDs, and any time a new one comes out you get my latest CD
. You also get a laminated card
giving you free entry
and a backstage pass to any show I do anywhere. PLUS, whenever I'm in your area you can have a lesson or coaching session
in songwriting, singing or guitar-slinging.
Clicking this button will set up the subscription for you via Paypal:
Clicking this button will set up your subscription via Amazon Payments:
You can read a lot more about this concept on my blog post, A Thousand Friends: A Crowdsourced Career
SPONSORING A HOUSE CONCERT
Rather than organizing a show in a public venue of some kind or waiting for a show near you to happen, you can cobble together $500
and I'll very happily do a concert in your living room for you and your friends next time I'm in your area!
COMMISSIONING A SONG
I always welcome suggestions for topics I should write about. But if you want to not only suggest a song topic, but make sure it actually gets written and professionally recorded, you can contribute $1,000
-- which represents most of the cost involved in recording a song well -- and you'll end up with a good song (or your money back), and lots of my gratitude.
For more on the notion of song commissions, you can also check out my blog post, Of Prostitutes and Musicians: the Price of a Song