I have not blogged in a long time.
It seems like the world has condensed down into Facebook burts and Twitter tweets.
Another key reason for not blogging much these days--is that I work for Apple--and I do respect the non-disclosure requests that they make of our team.
But I actually have something worth mentioning here. Or at least I think so.
My band Guardian is doing a Kickstarter project. We’re trying to raise $30,000 to make a new record--our first real record in over 10 years.
That's right. 30 large. That's not chump change
I’m a bit nervous about it...to be honest.
I have marveled at the Kickstarter mechanism. It’s a very disruptive technology...in a good way.
The ability for artists and creators of all types to independently raise funds for their projects is amazing.
But it’s still a bit scary to ask people for money in this fashion. I’m just not used to it.
It’s probably how I was raised.
So I’m torn between embarassment and fear.
Embarassed to solicit contributions…
Yet driven by the fear of coming up short--and not raising the money.
You see, Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing proposition. You either raise all the money asked for--or you get nothing and your contributors offerings remain tucked in their accounts.
It’s a nervous artists conundrum.
But the older I get...the more I am convinced that…
You have to lean it to it.
So here we go...bombs away!
Let the shameless self-promotion begin!