I’ll preface this repost by saying I have forked over cash, but to artists that already have something in the ether that I found interesting and wanted more of (…you know, the part about ’ me, me, me…’). I say go for it, drum up your funds, for whatever cause or project you deem worthy. No one can fault you for that, and sincerely, best of luck.
Just don’t be surprised when no one cares or shares your interest.
I think what this touches on more than just ‘middling music’ is the rampant sense of sickening entitlement that runs amok. From people wanting—and fully expecting—others to fork over their hard-earned, and learned, services and resources for essentially no benefit in return, to the latest ‘trend’ in the news about how job prospects for graduates, high school and college, are grim and that, surprise, many graduate in debt…I don’t know about you, but I didn’t land a top-paying gig right out of the system. I’m still waiting. In fact, I don’t know any one who has. I got a shit job, got another shit job that was less shitty, then another, then a good job where the shit had a whole different stink.
Angry young man to bitter old bastard? Welcome to the machine…
No, I don’t want to finance your Kickstarter album
By DJ Pangburn 21 hours ago
Nothing is more arrogant and desperate than asking for recording and touring money on Kickstarter. Let’s get that out of the way straight off. Head over to Kickstarter’s Music project section and it’s just an apocalyptic onslaught of beggary, delusion, self-importance, neo-feudalistic people states (the investors their vassals), bad hair, worse photos, beards, blank stares, flannels, postures… me, me, me. Fuck off.
You might say, “Well, what’s it to you, Pangburn? You don’t have to invest.” Indeed, I do not and I shall not!
And if I invest at all it will be because I, in some sado-masochistic way, want myself and others to feel the pain of exceptionally terrible or middling music. The goal being that Kickstarter’s music projects will reach such a critical mass of blandness and shite that investment dollars will simply dry up. That the money tree will suddenly vanish and the music trolls will retreat into their mountain lairs.
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